The common green myrtle plant is native to Mediterranean Countries and North Africa while the oil and water production comes predominantly from the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. The distillation of both the oil and water is obtained from the leaves, stems and sometimes flowers of the plant.
The use of myrtle water dates back thousands of years and was once referred to as Angels Water as it was said to bring radiance to the skin. The leaves and berries were and are still widely used for culinary purposes.
Myrtle water has been used to treat asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions, and like all hydrosols is perfectly diluted and safe to use on chest infections for babies and the elderly. It is an antiseptic and antimicrobial which means it can be used to treat and cleanse wounds and ulcers.
Perhaps the most amazing use of green myrtle is its ability to soothe and relieve watery eyes due to allergies and irritants. The chemotype in green myrtle makes it perfect for the eye. People often have a hard time believing that this could actually work and are reluctant to spray or apply directly to their eyes, and yet when they do there is an almost immediate sense of relief. The same is true for sty treatment. A sty can last 1-2 weeks without treatment, but with Green Myrtle Hydrosol it can be gone in as little as 2 days.