The best of hydrosols can be experience through nothing else but aromatherapy. And actually, even I am wrong, most hydrosols work as amazing anti-infectious natural potions. The hydrosols are therapeutic in nature.
Hydrosols are also considered homeopathy. They work by affecting the brain. When the scent hits the brain, the effect on the body is immediate. Think of the multi billion dollar perfume industry and the research that goes into the science of scents.
Unlike essential oils, hydrosols may be placed directly on the skin and can even be used in cooking. Dilute a hydrosol with tea or in other therapeutic drinks to make a tonic at a ratio of 1:3 or 1 tablespoon/liter. Usually hydrosols are dispensed in a spray bottle or spritzer. They can also be used as room sprays. Their uses vary according to the flower they are distilled from. Common uses of hydrosols include -
- Animal flea spray
- Breath freshener
- Cosmetic ingredients
- Face moisturizer
- Fresher for sheets and towels
- Fruit rinse
- House plant spray
- Ironing spray
- Room freshener
- Sore throat spray
- Spay disinfectant
Hydrosols are also known as Floral Water or Distillate water. It is the water that remains in the still after distilling an Essential oil.
The plant matter used in Essential Oil distillation adds a wonderful and useful aroma to the water use in distillation. This Hydrosol offers therapeutic benefits and is also used for aromatherapy. Many plants are actually distilled for the actual Hydrosol instead of the Essential Oil.
Hydrosols are used to create facial toners and other skin care products. They can be added to the bath, used as cologne or body spray (great for Hot Flashes), to freshen linens and towels and as air fresheners.
Soothing toning and antiseptic. This Hydrosol captures the full range of therapeutic properties found in Lavender oil. Particularly effective when used after over-exposure to the sun.
Sandalwood Hydrosol has mild anti-inflammatory properties and makes a great men’s aftershave as well as a toner for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, sandalwood Hydrosol helps protect and bring back elasticity to mature, fine lined skin.
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