Shiso Botanical Water

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Feed your skin with a Japanese Delicacy

Shiso Botanical Water will awaken your senses with hints of mint, citrus, cinnamon, clove, anise, and nutmeg. This botanical water is for anyone who is committed to nature and natural products, and honeybees. Because we farm our distillates in small batches, we only yield a limited Shiso botanical water supply, so don’t wait to get your hands on some.


While hydrosol is popular in the beauty industry, Shiso Botanical Water is lesser-known.

Shiso is a leafy garnish used to compliment many Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean dishes – it’s in the mint family and tastes like basil with grassy undertones. We exclusively grow purple Shiso. The red and purple pigments fall into the same family as those found in fruits and vegetables that are also red, just like blackberries and cranberries. Another reason why Shiso water compliments the skin so well is that it’s less concentrated than an essential oil, making it a lot easier for your skin to absorb. If botanical waters fascinate you, we also offer lavender flower water and cucumber water.

Making Shiso Botanical Water

We take meticulous care to distill our Shiso hydrosol in small batches on our farm and are in control of the process by hand from seed to bottle. This way, we can be sure it’s as natural as it can be. 

To enjoy: Spray on clean skin. Use on the face and body. External use only. Discontinue if irritation occurs. Store away from light and heat. Cruelty-Free. Handmade.


What is Shiso?

Shisho is an ornamental purple or green leafy plant that falls into the mint family. The green leaves are far more common than purple, which is why the purple shisho we use in our distillate and harvest on our farm is beneficial to the skin. Traditionally, shisho is a refreshing garnish on various Japanese dishes. You’ll notice that shisho typically has an aroma of cloves and cinnamon. You may also get notes of nutmeg and anise.

How to Grow Shiso

If you want to grow your shisho, it’s essential to have plenty of sun with a bit of shade. You’ll also need to plant it in well-drained soil that’s fertile. Shisho is grown similarly to other herbs, especially basil. Once it has had time to root in the soil, pinch the tips for bushier plants. If you plant and grow in the summertime, make sure that it is getting enough water. You can also produce shisho with a combination of soil and bark. Pick any leaves that grow throughout summer, and harvest the seeds and flowering tops toward the end of the summer season to plant it again in the springtime.

What is Shiso Leaf?

The shisho leaf is the part of the plant that we use the most in the distilling process. When you are growing shisho, you may find that the plant disperses and survives in smaller groupings. If your shisho plant is getting enough sunlight, shade, and water, then the leaves' supply should last the summer.


Perilla Frutescens (Shiso) Distillate and Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract