This is bamboo extract is an artisan crafted steam distillation using fresh bamboo leaves organically grown on our farm in Florida. Hydrosols are water distillates that contain all of the essence of the plant dissolved into water. This is not a by-product as many hydrosols are and the product contains all of the essential oils within the liquid. The product is 100% bamboo and can be used in a variety of ways. Bamboo hydrosol has been shown to reduce sunburn by 50% overnight. (also works for burns) It is excellent for any and all skin conditions. It’s a great leave in hair conditioner. It is safe for all ages and is a great way to get silica into your skin.