When its about helping and actually, taking care of the body with the help of most natural and mild of natural substances, there isn’t a better respite from the woes than a hydrosol. Present in the world are n number of natural essential hydrosols.
When plant material is distilled it is exposed to either boiling water, steam or both. The steam moves through the plant, breaks open the structures that contain the essential oil and other plant fluids.
They are then carried with the steam and are separated as the steam cools in the condensing coil. The essential oils tend to float on top of the water (except for a few oils that sink to the bottom). The essential oil is siphoned off, leaving us hydrosols.
- Facial Spray: Close your eyes and lightly mist your face.
- Body Spray: Lightly mist your body to feel cooled and refreshed. Depending on the aromatic intensity of the hydrosol used, your body will be left lightly fragranced.
- Gentle Hair Fragrancing Spray: Mist your hair to leave it hydrated and lightly fragranced.
- Deodorant Spray: Mist under arms and as needed elsewhere (avoid directly spraying genitals) to help prevent body odor. Hydrosols with antibacterial properties can be especially helpful in minimizing body odor.
- Foot Spray: Mist the tops and bottoms of feet to help control foot odor and to refresh your feet. Hydrosols with antibacterial properties can be especially helpful in minimizing foot odor.
Peppermint Hydrosol and Witch Hazel Hydrosol can help to ease itching caused by dry skin, dandruff and insect bites.
Use hydrosols to freshen a room and to benefit from the emotional and therapeutic properties that are inherent with the chosen hydrosol(s). Simply spray the hydrosol within your space as you would most any room mist. Do be careful to avoid furniture, other people, pets, open beverages and foods. Hydrosols can be used in place of water within AromaWeb’s Air Freshener Recipe.
Heard of aphrodisiacs? Well, aphrodisiacs can help enhance sexual desire. One or more of the hydrosols shown below may act as an aphrodisiac for you, depending on your situation: Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Balm (Melissa), Nutmeg, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Spearmint, and Vetiver.
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