Talking Of Neroli Water Specifically

Neroli floral water is a wonderful solution and an absolute nourishing liquid too. It has long been used by people and is still being used. It is very cooling and relaxing in nature and does wonders for the skin.

Floral waters are produced during the extraction of essential oils. Some supply floral waters in amber glass to prevent deterioration through the effects of sunlight and they are fitted with an atomiser Spray for ease of application.

All floral waters are very fresh as we enjoy a very fast turnover, nothing stays around for very long and we obtain our floral water directly from the distillers. These waters are extremely versatile. They can be used in the manufacturing process anywhere that water is required.

They are an excellent Linen spray, and a simple way for the novice aromatherapist to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.

A natural skin toner obtained from the delicate Orange Blossom flowers, known as Neroli. Instantly -

  • Hydrates
  • Refreshes

And even, leaves the skin with a delightful natural scent.

Neroli water is one of the most widely used floral water in perfumery. Neroli hydrolate is a non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-photo-toxic substance. More than 12% of all modern quality perfumes use Neroli as their principal ingredient. Neroli Essential Oil Neroli floral water, Pure Neroli water blends well with any citrus oil, various floral absolutes, and most of the synthetic components available on the market. Neroli water is a classic element in fragrance design and one of the most commonly used in the industry. Neroli hydrolate is also used in flavors (alimentary) where it has a limited use. Neroli essential oil is edible, and is a rumored ingredient of Coca Cola if one is to believe any of the “secret” recipes which have surfaced over the years.

Neroli floral water may benefit scars, stretch marks, thread veins, mature and sensitive skin, tones the complexion, and reduces the look and creation of wrinkles. It is helpful for palpitations, poor circulation, diarrhea (chronic), colic, flatulence, spasm, nervous dyspepsia, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and shock.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Helichrysum Hydrosol

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As complicated and tongue-twisting as the name of this hydrosol might sound, this hydrosol is quite amazing. Looking at the many benefits that this hydrosol does to us, one cannot stifle himself from using this hydrosol.

The health benefits of Helichrysum Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti spasmodic, anti coagulant, anti allergenic, anti microbial, anti haematoma, anti phlogistic, nervine, anti inflammatory, anti tussive, cicatrisant, expectorant, febrifuge, anti septic, cholagogue, emollient, mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic, diuretic, splenic and cytophylactic.

Helichrysum, the flower that gives that “Everlasting” and “Immortal” Essential Oil, and known by the names Helichrysum Angustifolium and Helichrysum Italicum, is an European herb native to France, Italy and a few neighboring countries. This is a very costly oil and scarcely available, but unlike other essential oils which have short shelf life, this oil can be stored for a long-long time.

This oil has a whole range of remarkable medicinal properties. Some of them are enlisted below.

  • Anti Spasmodic: Spasm means unwanted and unbalanced or excessive contractions in the body. It may be in respiratory tracts, lungs, muscles, nerves and intestines and may result in severe coughs, breathlessness, cramps, convulsions and severe abdominal pains respectively. In extreme cases, spasm can also be fatal. So, it is always advisable to treat it at the very outset. Now here enters Helichrysum Essential Oil for your help. It is anti spasmodic and can give you quick relief in cases of spasm discussed above.
  • Anti Coagulant: This is a very important and life saving feature of Helichrysum Essential Oil. It may be somewhat difficult to digest for those who think that being a haemostatic or styptic can only help because they can check haemorrhage. But let me tell you that an anti coagulant can be a bless for those who run the risk of heart attack due to thickening of blood due to high cholesterol content in it. It can immediately give relief in such a crisis by liquefying or thinning blood. These days, extensive research is going on to derive anti coagulants from natural substances (even saliva of mosquitoes and vampire bats is not spared), since heart diseases and cases of heart attacks are growing at an alarming rate.

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  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydrosols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Keeping Summer Heat At Bay – Hydrosols

Hydrosols are wonderful natural solutions that are used for a number of purposes, right from their usage on skin to their therapeutic use to using them as anti-bacterial dosages for various infections.

During the summer hydrosols are perfect to use as a cooling body mist, and the most cooling of all is Peppermint. Make sure you take some with you to use on holidays, on the beach and even to cool those aching tootsies when you are out shopping! Hydrosols help to revitalize you when your energies are beginning to flag, and a few sprays onto a tissue makes a handy wet-wipe for all sorts of applications including babies and grubby children.

To calm a restless baby try adding a few tablespoons of Lavender or Chamomile hydrosol into their bathwater. This can be especially beneficial if your baby is suffering from nappy rash or eczema, because the soothing properties of these hydrosols help calm the irritation and speed up the healing process.

Hydrosols are quite safe to use on young children, and since they only contain a small amount of essential oil they do not need diluting much further except as above when using with very young babies.

The terms flower or floral waters are misleading since these miracle waters can be produced from -

▪                Herbs

▪                Needles

▪                Leaves

▪                Woods

▪                Barks

▪                Seeds

In aromatherapy, these products are more commonly referred to as hydrosols, and this is the term that we prefer to use for our range.

This is because increasingly today, many ‘flower waters’ are made from synthetic compounds which smell quite pretty but posses absolutely no healing properties! In fact, quite the opposite – they can cause skin irritation.

Hydrosols such as Rose or Neroli can be added to the final rinse water in your washing cycle as well as used as a fragrant linen spray whilst ironing since they smell much nicer than their synthetic counterparts. Around the house, hydrosols are great to freshen the air instead of using aerosols which of course are harmful to the environment.

Right now the future for these miracle healing waters looks much brighter than for a very long time, partly due to the growing interest in aromatherapy. There have also been vital contributions from authors such as Jeanne Rose, Nelly Grosjean and more recently Suzanne Catty. These, and other pioneering spirits have helped to rekindle the interest in this most versatile and gentle of aspect of aromatherapy.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Bay Laurel And Blue Artemis

Hydrosols have innumerable varieties. Some of these are highly antiseptic, whereas others are plain good-smelling. Each and every hydrosol solves particular purposes in the most efficient fashion. They are very useful. Here, I would talk of two specific hydrosols.

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) hydrosol

Take internally as a drink for swollen lymph nodes in breast tissue. It can also be used externally in a spray for breast cancer and fibroids. Dilute 2 T in a quart of water and drink a quart a day for 10 days as a detoxifying tonic. Bay has a particularly spicy odor and must be kept closely refrigerated as it has a short shelf life. It is a great tonic drink and should be alternated with other hydrosols rather than be used on a daily basis. It is picked and distilled in full flower (in California, that is, late March). A bulk distilled on March 26, started with 3 large garden bags of fresh picked leaf. This was packed into 3 – 5 gallon containers and the leaves held down with a weight. Fresh spring water was added and totaled about 10 gallons (3 gallons per container). The leaves were soaked for 72 hours to allow them to break down a bit so that the distillation would proceed more quickly. We got about 1 gallon every 40 minutes and stopped when 50% had distilled over (5 gallons). The odor was fresh, spicy and bright. The pH is normally about 5.0.

Blue Artemis (Artemisia arborescens) hydrosol

This is a rare and to most people new essential oil and hydrosol. To my knowledge the hydrosol is only available via the APP. If correctly distilled and immediately frozen the hydrosol will retain the indigo blue essential oil particles in solution in the hydrosol rendering the hydrosol a lovely sky blue. This is an important application where the skin is damaged or sore, it is anti-inflammatory and can ease pain. Use Blue Artemis hydrosol after a face lift or surgery or on a dogs hot spots for healing. This can be a strongly energizing spray which is also mildly calming. California distilled essential oil (and hydrosol) of Blue Artemis is thujone free but about 13% camphor (Moroccan Blue Artemis essential oil is very high in thujone.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Floral Waters – Nectares Of Nature

Floral waters are wonderful liquids that are used for a number of purposes. They are very mild and natural in nature and that gives them the quality of nourishing and taking care of the skin with utmost efficiency.

In beauty care, there are all sorts of ways to use floral waters. Some people apply them directly to their skin after bathing, using them as a mild natural perfume and taking advantage of the substances in the water that can be beneficial to the skin. Others apply them to change their mood, using things like lavender to calm down during a stressful day. They can also be added to bodycare products like moisturizers and scrubs.

People who want to use floral waters in cooking should only use food-grade products. While many cosmetic waters are perfectly safe to consume, this is not always the case, and it is better to be safe than sorry. Some cosmetic products are treated with additives to -

  • Prolong their shelf life
  • Enhance their scent

And as a matter of fact, these additives are not safe for consumption. Cooks should look for those that are clearly marked for cooking when they will be used in recipes; food grade floral waters can also be used cosmetically.

Floral waters are synthetic, water-soluble fragrances that can be used to make linen sprays, face & hair mists, body splashes and other water based products. You do not need to solubilize them first! They can be used full strength or you may wish to dilute them to adjust the strength of the fragrance depending on the type of formulation you are making. To dilute, just mix the floral waters with distilled water until you are satisfied with the scent. Add .1% Liquid Germall Plus as a preservative. Floral waters can also be used in creams and lotions in place of water. When doing so, add them to the water phase. When using in linen sprays, always test for staining first.

Floral water is obtained by distillation from plants. In fact this natural elixir possesses the same components and similar properties as the essential oil from which it is extracted. Floral water contains the equivalent of less than 1% of essential oil – giving it certain properties characteristic to the essential oil, but unlike the latter, floral water can be used without any particular precautions.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydrosols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Gingergrass Hydrosol

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Gingergrass is more like a homely herb, during any big family get together, when the food had to be home cooked, I saw this herb being used several times (though I’m still not sure of the reasons my aunts used it), but in totality, they were quite big crusaders of the herb.

Ginger Grass is a perennial growing herbaceous plant which has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops. The grass source of this essential oil and is very fragrant. The distillation of Ginger Grass began in the eighteenth century.

Gingergrass Essential Oil has a sharp, green, peppery aroma with lemon undertones. It is used in perfumes and blends especially well with rose or rose scented oils. Gingergrass Oil is used in skin care preparations to reduce scares, wrinkles, acne, and dermatitis.

Gingergrass Essential Oil is used primarily for circulation and stress reduction. It calms and soothes so good in bath therapy or massage. Energetically it sets the mood of being happy and doing nothing. Gingergrass oil is a euphoric. Gingergrass is often distilled with palmarosa which many think helps the quality of the gingergrass, but lessens the quality of palmarosa. Grasses are very important to the planet. They act much like the hair on our body. Seeds from grass produce cereals and various flours, food for animals, both green and dried (hay), roofing and mat materials, medicine and scented oils for perfumes.

The application of this oil improves blood circulation, provide relaxation from stress. In the perfumery industry Ginger Grass Oil is added to give a sharp, green scent particularly in men’s colognes. From a spiritual perspective Ginger Grass Oil is viewed as mood uplifting, euphoric and as aphrodisiac oil.

Scent of Ginger Grass Essential Oil is sharp, green scent with pepper and lemon undertones which is closely related to lemongrass. Customers should look to purchase ginger root if they are looking for the powdered spice aroma

Ginger grass oil helps in relieving from stress and tensions and thus helps in uplifting mood. This oil has the ability to improve blood circulation and also used in the treatment of -

  • Sore muscles
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle or joint pains

Ginger grass is a said to be a relative of lemongrass, grown in Maharasthra, India. Ginger grass was first distilled in 18th century and was used to improve circulation and blood flow and to eliminate stress. Further, it has spicy earth notes, and is mainly used in Ayurvedic and indigenous formulations.

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  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydrosols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Hydrosols – The Eventual Saviours

There are various reasons behind addressing hydrosols as ‘saviours’. The primary reason being their antiseptic and antibacterial properties. They are very mild and caring in nature and are used to treat a number of problems.

Hydrosols or Distillates as they are often called are the natural “plant waters” or “floral waters” that are produced during steam distillation or hydro-distillation. Hydrosols are wonderful in natural skin care products and can also be used in aromatherapy. To be classified as a distillate or as a hydrosol, these “plant waters” must be distilled from botanical material.

In the recent past, distillate water was considered the by-product of essential oil production and was discarded. More recently, these pure distillate waters – also called hydrosols – have been recognized for their own inherent characteristics and qualities. Hydrosols typically represent the water-soluble constituents of the botanical with some volatile components such as the essential oils. Depending on the botanical and the season harvested, our hydrosols contain varying amounts of essential oil.

Clinically, the chemical components in the hydrosol are primarily acids, which are hydrophilic (water-loving). Why do they work? Because they acidify the water or the product, which is beneficial to the skin or in the body. Thus the hydrosol acts as a healing anti-inflammatory and mild, but therapeutic antiseptic. Bacteria do not live well in acidic environments, which is why acidic liquids such as vinegar make good preservatives for food items like pickles, Chile peppers and Olives.

Acidic environments are astringent and so the hydrosols are useful in skin care products as astringents constrict and contract the tissues. Hydrosols can be used externally in skin care products, internally as a douche, taken as a tonic or combined in a beverage drink. They also make lovely food mists as Rose water has been employed for such reasons for quite some time.

Talking of Green Myrtle hydrosol, it can be diluted with distilled water if you care to. Grown Biodynamically in France, purchased directly from the French distiller. This is from the green plant parts. Myrtle is generally refreshing and revitalizing and for all of your skin. Is often used around the eye area as a wash. Because it it a mucolytic, experienced users do use this as an eye wash to

  • Lubricate
  • Relieve dryness
  • Soothe itchy eyes

Can be used as a spray for throat irritations, for bronchitis and other respiratory irritations from allergies or pollutants. Can be used internally by the educated for intestinal inflammation.

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  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Hydrosols For Every Help

When we talk of hydrosols, an entire universe opens up to be discussed. Here, in this article we would discuss the subtle areas about hydrosols that are yet untouched. Hydrosols are the purest of liquids that are obtained in the most exquisite of fashion.

A safe and gentle (and less expensive) alternative to the use of rare EO’s are Hydrosols, a by-product of the steam distillation process that produces the Essential Oils we use.

During the distillation process that yields the Essential Oils, the steam containing the oils is chilled, thus turning into water, with a layer of EO floating on top. The EO’s are skimmed off and bottled for our use. In some cases the remaining water is just discarded. However, this water contains both minute molecules of the Essential Oil, as well as all the water soluble elements of the plant that are not present in the Oil.

The ‘misters’ or ‘spritzers’ or ‘floral waters’ that you find in the store have their uses. They often are made of distilled or pure spring water with a few drops of the appropriate Essential Oil added. I make and use them myself, for room scenting, for disinfecting, etc. But they aren’t to be confused with a true hydrosol, which can contain many other therapeutic benefits. “Floral Water”, especially, may be any one of many things. It could be a true distillate –

  • A hydrosol
  • A hydrolat

But most often what are sold as “Floral Waters” are water with some sort of fragrance soliloquized in it. Now it could contain true essential oil or absolute, most often it contains a synthetic fragrance.

Even if made from a blend of essential oil and water, it will lack the specific healing qualities of the hydrosol since different plant chemicals come through in the water portion of the distillate than are found in the Essential Oil. For example, Linalool, a major component of Lavender essential oil is lacking in the hydrosol. For this reason, the differing water soluble phytochemicals, the hydrosol may or may not smell like the essential oil which emerged from the still at the same time.

Hydrosols have many uses. They can compliment the EO’s, as well as extend the scope of the oils themselves. They also allow us to experience some of the benefits of, for example, true bulgarian rose oil at a much more affordable price. I use them to ‘back up’ the EO’s that I use.

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  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

One Word, Million Properties – Hydrosol

There hardly are any substances that can have properties that outnumber their types. Hydrosols are one of those. They are very mild and soothing in nature and when used in the right proportion and manner, can do wonders.

After steam or water distillation of an essential oil, the leftover water from the distillation is called a hydrosol. Hydrosols are mostly water with the water soluble components of the plant not found in the essential oil. They usually contain a very tiny bit of essential oil at least enough to give the hydrosol the faint aroma of the oil. They are considered great additions to skin tones and sprays, masks and lotions where they are valued for their astringent, soothing and rejuvenating qualities. Because they are almost all water, they are can be used directly on the skin without dilution.

Hydrosols are a secondary byproduct of the steam distillation process used when extracting essential oils from the flowers, stems (bark and resin), leaves, roots, or fruits (skins or entire fruit) of plants with medicinal properties. Hydrosols are sometimes referred to as floral or flower waters. Technically, flower waters are the result of steam distillation of flowers only, whereas a hydrosol refers to both flowering and non-flowering parts of the plant. Unlike essential oils, hydrosols are water based (the result of condensation during steam distillation), containing only water-soluble properties of the plant with trace amounts of essential oils.

Although the term “hydrosol” was coined in 1990, hydrosols such as orange blossom water, rosewater, and witch hazel, have long been used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Orange blossom water (also known as neroli) is distilled from the blossoms of the Seville orange, and is an example of flower water. Witch hazel, produced through steam distillation of the bark, leaves, and twigs of the plant, is an example of a herbal medicinal water, now referred to as a hydrosol. A word of caution however; commercially prepared witch hazel is not a true hydrosol and may contain additives such as alcohol.

Hydrosols are slightly acidic, but not acidic enough to act as a natural preservative and keep them from spoiling when exposed to heat and light. A true hydrosol does not contain additives such as –

  • Fragrance
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Preservatives

A hydrosol should be discarded immediately if it smells bad or develops mold.

Go through our reference links now –

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry

Floral Waters – Skin Friendly

Floral waters are an absolute blessing for the skin. They’re used for a number of purposes be it using the solutions on skin or using it otherwise. They work as magic on skin and gives a healthy glow to it.

In beauty care, there are all sorts of ways to use floral waters. Some people apply them directly to their skin after bathing, using them as a mild natural perfume and taking advantage of the substances in the water that can be beneficial to the skin. Others apply them to change their mood, using things like lavender to calm down during a stressful day. They can also be added to bodycare products like -

  • Moisturizers
  • Scrubs

People who want to use floral waters in cooking should only use food-grade products. While many cosmetic waters are perfectly safe to consume, this is not always the case, and it is better to be safe than sorry. Some cosmetic products are treated with additives to prolong their shelf life or enhance their scent, and these additives are not safe for consumption. Cooks should look for those that are clearly marked for cooking when they will be used in recipes; food grade floral waters can also be used cosmetically.

One way a person can use a floral essence is internally, ingesting the solution under the tongue or in a drink. Some people add essences to their bath water. Putting the essences in creams, lotions and other cosmetic products is another option.

As with other medications, it is possible to take or use more than one floral essence at a time. Experts say not to use more than four in emergencies, using up to seven only in severe need. This recommendation is in place because too many essences can result in energy confusion or overload.

Although floral essences fall into the new-age or alternative remedy category, they have a large and loyal following. Formal organizations that support essences exist, perhaps the most active of which is the Floral Essence Society (FES). This group boasts contact with practitioners in about 50 countries. These kinds of groups are instrumental in educating others about floral essences. They support additional research that provides a greater scientific basis for essence recommendation and use.

Have a look at our reference links now -

  1. Floral Waters by Wise Geek
  2. Hydro-sols by Natural Home Spa
  3. Floral Flowers by Chemistry