What is Hydrosol?
A hydrosol is a product of
the distillation process. While in the vapor state this distillate water is
responsible for carrying the essential oil to the seperator. The water-
soluble constituents of the plant are contained in it which give it its
aroma and therapeutic properties.
What can I use Hydrosol
for?...Skin care, hair care, natural & subtle perfume, healthy air,
babies & children, culinary...
There are a variety of ways to
use this healing water. The most common is as a refreshing skin care mist or
toner; compresses; added to water for hair rinse; as an additive to clay
masks and creams; subtle and natural 'perfume' for children and taken
internally for a myriad of health benefits. Gentle enough even for babies,
Lavender, Helichrysum or Rose can be used for a baby's bottom; spray
directly on skin (the mist is fine enough it won't be too shocking!) to
soothe and heal or add a tablespoon to a small bucket of warm water and use
to wet the cloth at change time or meal time cleanup and take the spritz
bottle and some baby wash cloths along to replace synthetic baby wipes.
And, of course, floral waters are commonly used in the culinary arts: think
Baklava with rose water sprinkled on top; Lavender Lemonade, and Ylang Ylang
alone or combined with the other tasty hydrosols, in ice cream making! Use
in teas; baking (add 1 teaspoon to tablespoon to wet ingredients or spritz
on just before serving); mix into the water for making ice cubes...
: Please remember to store your precious hydrosols under refrigeration.
True, natural hydrosol contain no preservatives so should be treated as
perishable. We store them under refrigeration, and do our best to maintain
sterility while rebottling, however if you plan on using any of these
healing waters internally, we suggest you pasteurize them before use.
Filtering through a fine filter (a coffee filter works beautifully) and
slowly heating just to a very slow boil should insure sterility without
damaging the healing elements.
HYDROSOL - BASIL
hydrosol is best known for ( Indian ) culinary use. This fresh addition is
sure to moisten your taste buds. A fabulous spray of Basil hydrosol in
pasta, fried meals, salads, and many other dishes. Basil hydrosol also makes
an invigorating all purpose spray for your dining area, kitchen, and
refrigerator. It's good to be used in cosmetic.
HYDROSOL - CARROT SEED
Carrot Seed Hydrosol
is good for aging skin as it repairs and tones the skin, reduces formation
of wrinkles and scars. Carrot seed hydrosol is very good and effective for
oily and dry skin too. Since, Carrot seed hydrosol has an aromatic odor, it
is a lovely toner for mature skin and used for homemade face cream and other
cosmetic formulations as well.
HYDROSOL - CALENDULA
Calendula hydrosol is
very famous for its therapeutic properties and usually used for loving
couple. It's fabulous aroma is just never-ending, soothing, refreshing,
sweet and calm flowery. Calendula hydrosol is very useful for skin,
hotspots, rashes, epidermal healing, scratches, sunburn and scars. It is
also called as skin tonic. Calendula hydrosol is an ideal to be used in
HYDROSOL - CATNIP
properties are very well know for relaxation due to its fresh and minty note
aroma. Having soothing bedtime spray of Catnip hydrosol encourages and
increases happiness, acceptance and life force. And after that if you feel
brave then can drive cat wild with a few spray onto most anything that they
are free to twist. It is also called up lifter hydrosol.
HYDROSOL - CHAMOMILE
Chamomile hydrosol is
very essential hydrosol. You will be amazed with its quality and properties
as it is anti-inflammatory, skin calming and somewhat astringent. Fantastic
for most skin types, relaxing and calming for skin disorders including
eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, burns, rash. Chamomile hydrosol is very nice and
calming for babies and an excellent tush spritz during diaper changes.
Chamomile hydrosol can be used as an internal eyewash for conjunctivitis,
dry, tired, irritated or red eyes. Use in a compress with a drop of lavender
for migraines Mix with Neroli hydrosol for acne and oily skin. You may mix
chamomile hydrosol with Lavender or Geranium hydrosol for dry skin.
Chamomile hydrosol also has one of the most beautiful floral aromas. A great
hydrosol for facial and body applications. It's just FABULOUS !
HYDROSOL - CUCUMBER
Cucumber hydrosol smells
so similar to the fresh cucumber fruit that you may have to give up from
eating it. Very refreshing, cooling, crisp aroma that would be perfect as a
summer body spray. As we all know that cucumbers are very well known for
their soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, hence
steam distilled from whole fruit Cucumber hydrosol is recommended. It is
suitable for both food and cosmetic use.
HYDROSOL - CHAMPACA
Champaca hydrosol is
highly used in natural skin care and also used in face mask and toners for
giving a sensational effect and glow. Champaca hydrosol is very useful as an
anti depressant giving optimism and confidence, producing a feeling of
euphoria and helps overcome apathy and listlessness. Champaca hydrosol is
having properties like anti depressant, aphrodisiac, anti spasmodic,
antiseptic, stimulant and emollient.
HYDROSOL - CINNAMON
Cinnamon hydrosol can be
added to food as it raises spiritual energy to a higher level. It is
aromatic and has strong antioxidant activity and has the potential to help
maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Cinnamon hydrosol is
antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal. It has been used to control bleeding
and treat infections. Good to be used in Tea and culinary.
HYDROSOL - CLARYSAGE
Clarysage hydrosol is
soothing, relaxing, sweet and warm. When using Clary Sage hydrosol on face
it makes skin smooth and free from wrinkles. It is also regarded as a body
spray or toner, which helps relieve period pain and premenstrual problems.
Clarysage hydrosol is a beautiful earthy and herbaceous with a hint of
floral, its just FANTASTIC.
HYDROSOL - CEDARWOOD
Cedarwood hydrosol is
well recognized for its purifying porperties and is used to benefit the oily
skin and tissues near the surface of the skin. Cedarwood hydrosol can also
be used for dandruff and itchy scalps. Cedarwood hydrosol has very nice
warm, woody odor which is loved by the men. Cedarwood hydrosol is very much
useful for hair and its growth when it is mixed with the shampoo while
HYDROSOL - EUCALYPTUS
Eucalyptus hydrosol is
a powerful antiseptic, widely used in bath. Eucalyptus hydrosol is very
effective against airborne viruses and bacteria. It can also be used as room
freshner as it helps keep mosquitoes, cold & flu at bay. It is excellent
for skin or topical application. Eucalyptus hydrosol is useful as an insect
repellent. It has a dominating scent. Its just STUNNING.
HYDROSOL - FRANKINCENSE
is widely used as a toner to improve skin texture, or using it in face masks
for an instant "Face Lift" Combined with other anti-aging
hydrosols it helps keep wrinkles at bay. Frankincense hydrosol has woody and
balsamic odor. Frankincense hydrosol works energetically and wonderfully for
meditation preparation and used in religious ceremonies. Frankincense
hydrosol is helps center the mind and calm the spirit. It can be added to
food or water as a dietary supplement.
HYDROSOL - GERANIUM
Geranium hydrosol is very
good for all skin types. Geranium hydrosol can be applied in a lotion or
cream onto weeping eczema. Geranium hydrosol helps the prevention of thread
veins when used regularly. It enhances positivity and humour. Geranium
hydrosol is considered to be a woman's best hydrosol because of its hormone
balancing effect. It is also good for acne and oily skin. Geranium hydrosol
has been used for centuries for skin care & for its spiritually
uplifting signature. Its aromatic influence helps release negative memories.
Geranium hydrosol also acts as an insect repellent and can be used in
outdoor lotion bars. It is recommended for oily skin, acne, spots, facial
toner, premenstrual breakouts and mood balancer.
HYDROSOL - GINGER LILY
- Ginger lily hydrosol
is a wonderful hydrosol as for body spray. It is also a lovely addition to
shampoos, conditioners and other cosmetic products. Ginger lily hydrosol
carry fresh woody sweet odor which is left after using its wonderful spray
on hair. Ginger lily hydrosol is used in a compress, lotion, liniment, or
massage oil, it's heating action relieves pain from arthritis, sore muscles,
menstrual cramps, and headache. Ginger hydrosol stimulates both appetite and
poor blood circulation and helps relieve nausea and motion sickness. Acts as
a SEXUAL stimulant. It also perform well as a sexual "pick-me-up"
HYDROSOL - GARDENIA
Gardenia hydrosol is
known as a common name of a popular garden and house plant. It has strong
sweet scent of their flowers which is just like and resembles of white
roses. It also has an fascinating spray/mist for your satisfaction. Gardenia
hydrosol is also called "Kuchinashi" in Japan. Its effervescent
top notes are of rose petal, neroli and crisp orange which lead into a
floral heart of Indian gardenia, yellow champaca flower, jasmine, lily of
the valley and a hint of carnation. This is balanced with sensual base notes
of amber, Indian sandalwood and clove. Indian Gardenia hydrosol is very
famous and its fabulous odor has been known for Sensual and Romantic notes.
HYDROSOL - GINGER
Ginger hydrosol is
originally from Southeast Asia, India. It is very mush popular as a spice
and flavoring, it is one of the world's best medicines being used since long
long time. Ginger hydrosol is a part of love spells and used to add power to
other retuals. It is also used on diseased areas of the body to cure people.
Ginger hydrosol brings relief to digestion, stimulates circulation, reduce
headaches and kills intestinal parasites. Properties - diaphoretic,
carminative, circulatory stimulant, inhibits coughing, anti-inflammatory,
antiseptic. Ginger hydrosol's uses - arthritis, muscular aches & pains,
cramps, fever, flu, chills and infectious disease.
HYDROSOL - GRAPEFRUIT
Grapefruit hydrosol is
an aromatic and its aromatic influences help prevent one from drowning in
ones own negativity and spiritual "up-lifter" as it is said and
believed by aromatherapiests. Grapefruit hydrosol is also used in cosmetic
products as it is believed to help hair growth. It is very good for an
energizing skin toner and refreshing body splash. Grapefruit hydrosol is
also known as refreshing citrus hydrosol as an amazing toner for oily skin
and hair. It is also very well known for reducing cellulite and works well
as disinfectant too. Grapefruit hydrosol is a purifier of congested, oily
and acne prone skin. Grapefruit hydrosol is also sometimes added to creams
and lotions as a natural toner, & in some circles it is believed to
promote hair growth.
HYDROSOL - HELICHRYSUM
This hydrosol is
wonderfully gentle for sensitive and mature skin. The properties of this
hydrosol make it one of the most desirable. The essential oil of Helichrysum
is quite expensive but essential for bruises. Helichrysum hydrosol is also
effective when used in a compress on bruises or on achy areas, and more
affordable. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, use after surgery for wounds and
tissue damage, reduces swelling and bruising. Use as a mouthwash for
receding gums. Helichrysum hydrosol makes a lightly refreshing facial mist
for mature and dry skin, with a mildly dry and "toasty" aroma.
This is the best hydrosol we have experienced for those in search of a
complete skin toning and healing experience.
HYDROSOL - JASMINE
Jasmine hydrosol is a
natural and can be used as perfume after bath splash that refreshes skin and
the senses with the refreshing floral sweet scent of jasmine. It is delicate
freshener that imparts the natural fragrance of jasmine. It is mostly used
and loved by women. It can be used as spray on face for uplifting and
relieving stress and anxiety. Women can spray it on hair before going out,
it smells heavenly. It is good for sensitive skin, uplifting &
stimulating. Emotionally, it produces a feeling of optimism and confidence.
Jasmine hydrosol is also known for aphrodisiac.
HYDROSOL - KEWRA
Kewra hydrosol has a flowery
sweet odor with pleasant quality. It is native to South East Asia and much
cultivated on the Indian East coast - Orissa. It is very famous in Northern
part of India and mainly used to flavour the Indian sweets. It is widely
used in Indian weddings, parties, worship and on other occasions. It is used
in Indian recipes and sprinkled over the rice, biryani just before serving.
In central Asia and in the Middle East reagions, similar rice dishes are
perfumed with Kewra hydrosol which makes the food more tasty.
HYDROSOL - LAVENDER
Lavender hydrosol is
gentle and balances pH, which makes it ideal as a toner for every skin type
on a regular basis and a perfect addition to all face masks. Highly
recommended for fragile or damaged skin and soothing for a sunburn. Make a
compress for headaches, stress. Relaxing and revitalizing, lavender hydrosol
reduces mental fatigue, it's also nice for calming babies and for diaper
maintenance. Skin types: Oily, dry and mature. This is one of the more
relaxing and balancing hydrosols from our collection of flower waters. It is
ideal for oily and combination skin, and is an excellent coolant for minor
burns, rashes, and hot sores.
HYDROSOL - LEMON
Lemon hydrosol is native to
India and very well known for its calming effects on mental stress and
fatigue. It is one of the most important and versatile natural medicines for
home use. It has a high vitamin C content that helps improve resistance to
infection, making it valuable for colds and flu. Lemon hydrosol is
refreshing for all skin types. Properties - antiseptic, antibacterial,
antioxidant, reduces fever. It may serve as an insect repellent and may be
beneficial for the skin. This lovely hydrosol is also beneficial for herpes,
cold sores, eczema, and general skin irritations.
HYDROSOL - LEMONGRASS
Lemongrass hydrosol is
refreshing, cleansing and stimulating tonic on the body and added to
shampoos can give a shine to the hair. Lemongrass hydrosol has a very fresh
grassy lemony scent and is good to use as room freshner as it helps keep
mosquitoes at bay. Lemongrass is now widely cultivated in the tropical areas
of America and Asia. Lemongrass hydrosol is used as a culinary flavoring
scent. Its aromatic influences are psychic awareness and purification.
Lemongrass planted in a garden or yard repels snakes because of its powerful
etheric properties. Properties - digestive, antispasmodic, analgesic,
antifungal. Its aromatic influences are psychic awareness and purification.
HYDROSOL - LEMON MYRTLE
Lemon myrtle is
naturally found and is native to Australia. It is has remarkable, inspiring,
uplifting aroma. Lemon myrtle hydrosol has wonderful aroma which appeals to
both men and women. It is very comfortable in citral than other citrus
sources like Lemon, Lemon verbena, Lemongrass etc.