What is pure dew?
After a plant is extracted by steam distillation, the substances that are insoluble in water are called essential oils, and those that remain in water are called pure dew.
Pure dew contains a simpler chemical composition and is often considered a by-product of the extraction of essential oils.
What is not pure dew?
This question is a bit silly, “anything other than pure dew is not pure dew”.
Just to clarify, some seemingly pure dew should be carefully identified, the real pure dew must go through the distillation process, and no other substances should be added.
Because pure dew is water-soluble, it is more unstable and easy to breed microorganisms.
Some manufacturers will add alcohol or preservatives to avoid spoilage;
others use essential oils, water and other substances blended out, these can not be called pure dew.
You can use methods such as ultraviolet sterilization.
What is the difference between pure dew and essential oils?
Since pure dew is a by-product of essential oils, can it be assumed that pure dew has similar properties to essential oils?
Actually, the differences are significant.
For example, lavender pure lotion does not have the typical fragrance of lavender essential oil, because the pure lotion does not contain esters, the main source of lavender fragrance.
The important component of rose puree is phenylethyl alcohol, which is hydrophilic and is contained in both essential oils and purees.
It is almost difficult to find non-water-soluble molecules such as monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and esters, which are abundant in essential oils, in pure dew.
Pure dew contains not only trace amounts of essential oil components, but also many water-soluble substances in the plant, which are lacking in general essential oils.
The most common components in purees are Monoterpenol and Acids.
Acids have excellent anti-inflammatory properties and are more difficult to find in essential oils, but are well suited to be kept in pure lotions.
Effects of Pure Dew
In practical applications pure dew has impressive efficacy, but remains in the realm of experience.
substances in pure nectar, there is still no universal scientific explanation for its efficacy.
According to some sources, “the healing effect of aromatherapy does not come only from the aromatic molecules, but also from the “message molecules” they carry, which activate the body’s self-healing system and evoke the body’s ability to heal itself.
Since the human body is composed of 70% water, pure lotions are more active in interacting with the body.
The pure dew exhibits “trace and powerful” properties.”
The above hypothesis, we know for the time being, still need a more solid theoretical basis and scientific basis.
The following is a reference to a variety of information collated from the efficacy of common pure dew.
How to use pure dew?
For daily maintenance: add one tablespoon (half a tablespoon for children) of pure dew to a glass of water and drink. Several times a day.
If you are sick, you can increase the dosage and frequency.
For example, mouthwash, skincare water, eye drops, bathwater, vaginal irrigation, etc.
Another great use is to purify the air, either in a spray bottle or in an aromatherapy machine.
How do I store the pure dew?
Pure dew is not easy to store, as it contains small amounts of essential oils that can easily evaporate and harbor bacteria.
In addition, the lower the pH value, the more acidic it is, the longer the shelf life. The freshness period is several months to two years.
It is recommended to choose a small package, preferably in a dark colored jar, stored at low temperature, and used as soon as possible after purchase, with attention to sealing and preservation.
Properties of pure dew
Main ingredients: water, the content of other ingredients is tiny, mainly hydrophilic essential oil ingredients and acids.
High safety: there are few contraindications to use, very safe, can be widely used on the elderly, pregnant women, infants, and even pets.
Weak acidity: PH value is between 2.9 and 6.5, and the PH value of apple juice is 3.0.
Short shelf life: several months to two years.
Unique healing properties, especially in immune enhancement, skin care, anti-inflammatory, etc.