What are Hydrosols?
A hydrosol is the condensate water that is left over after the process of extracting an essential oil by water or steam distillation. This aromatic water contains the very essence of everything that was contained within the plant when it was still alive and growing.
When essential oils are extracted by steam distillation, some of the aromatic and healing principles held within the plant are not captured during the process. These important components do not escape into another dimension or disappear into a black hole, fortunately they are absorbed by the steam or water that is used to extract the oil.
This steam eventually condenses back into water, and now contains small quantities of essential oil plus many of the water-soluble (hydrophilic) parts of the plant. Now supercharged with more active principles than the essential oil from the plant, this ready to use product offers a safe and convenient way to deliver a wide range of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.
- Rosa damascena
- Origin: Bulgaria
One of my favorites! It is a wonderful toner for all skin types, and makes a practical and suitable body splash, deodorant, room freshener, and for one of those days when we feel sensual.
Suitable for cosmetic use.
- Body Spray/Splash
- Makeup Remover
- Use to Replace Water in Moisturizers
- Use in Clay Facials and Masks
- Baby Care
- Pet Care
- Wet Wipes
- Room Spray
- Linen Spray
- Clothing Spray
Beware of the Term "Floral Waters"
Sometimes water simply blended with essential oils are sold as floral waters or improperly classified as hydrosols. It is always wise to ask vendors for details about the hydrosols that they sell to ensure that what you are purchasing is a true hydrosol as defined here.
Customers with sensitive skin, dry skin, eczema and psoriasis enjoy the benefits of paraben-free and SLS-free bath and beauty products containing luxurious, pure and natural ingredients to soothe, moisturise and nourish the skin.
All products are vegetarian friendly and are not tested on animals. No petrochemicals.