Hydrosols, or call them natural waters, the purest of nature’s secret potions to beauty and health and well being. The hydrosols are very great at handling a number of health related issues that can vary in form.
Hydrosols can be used in place of water in creating natural fragrances, lotions, creams, facial toners and other skin care products. They can also be added to the bath, and used on their own as a light cologne or body spray. Hydrosol can be added to finger bowls for elegant, romantic dinners. Examples of hydrosols are Rose, Roman Chamomile, Neroli and Lavender.
- Use hydrosols instead of water in your favorite lotion or soap recipe
- Use as a facial mist or toner, after cleansing.
- Use soothing hydrosols (comfrey, lemon balm, yarrow) on sunburn, rashes, or to cleanse wounds.
- Add to your bathwater for a homeopathic bath treatment.
- Use as a room spray, linen spray, or body spray
- Use as a hair rinse or scalp treatment – makes a wonderful “leave-in” conditioner
- Use as a mist for tired, sweaty, feet
- Add to your humidifier for a pleasant scent
- Use as a compress for wounds, bruises, or injuries
- Diluted, soothing hydrosols can be used as a canine or feline ear cleanser. (we love Comfrey for this)
- Use as a coat spray for dogs
- Use hydrosols (especially yarrow or comfrey) to soothe itchy canine “hot spots”
- Essential oils are a “no-no” for cats, but hydrosols are gentle enough to be used on and near your felines. Use it as a ear cleanser, wound wash, gentle coat mist, or to freshen up the litterbox area.
- Use in your iron instead of water, or as a spray when ironing clothes.
- Use hydrosols to wash yoga mats, or to deodorize tennis shoes (Mints are great for this!)
- Hydrosols are a natural compliment to energy work (Reiki, Healing Touch, etc)
- Cook, bake with, or drink your hydrosols! (Dilute them if you’re going to drink them – 1 tbsp. to a cup of water is a good start, then adjust to taste)
Unlike essential oils that should be diluted prior to application to the skin, hydrosols are much gentler than their essential oil counterparts and can generally be used directly on the skin without further dilution.
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