The best quality of a hydrosol is none other than the fact that tehy have an amazing fragrance. The floral waters and hydrosols are great picks for perfume makers. They are absolutely pure and natural and in certain cases, mild.
A hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after producing an essential oil via steam or water distillation. Some plants are specifically distilled for the resulting hydrosol instead of the hydrosol being simply a byproduct of a distillation.
Hydrosols are sometimes referred to as hydrolats, distillate waters or floral waters.The plant matter used in essential oil distillation imparts the hydrosol with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.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.
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.
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- Juniper is cleansing, purifying and has some astringent properties. It helps clear skin and stimulate circulation. As a stand alone hydrosol, it’s great for reviving tired feet and legs (superb after a long day of walking or shopping). It is equally effective as a stimulating scalp tonic. Its green, resin-like scent is almost medicinal and has a manly, serious quality about it. At the same time, the scent is quite refreshing and ‘foresty’.
- A lemon ‘hydrosol’ isn’t a true hydrosol. Because lemon essential oil is not made from steam distillation, but from pressing the rinds, it is only possible to make a lemon ‘hydrosol’ with evaporated and condensed organic lemon juice. It is a lovely, mild, and skin-friendly liquid with a large concentration of aromatic molecules (and smells delicious).
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