Hydrosols: A Powerful Tool of Aromatherapy

What is a ‘hydrosol’? An aromatic hydrosol, also known as ‘floral water’, is the water-based by-product of the distillation process used to extract the essential oil from a plant (e.g. rose or lavender).

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Lavender Hydrosol • $12 … 60 ml ••• $20 … 118 ml

Aromatic hydrosols are extremely gentle & lightly scented; though they often surprise the nose as sometimes they do not smell exactly like an essential oil (e.g. lavender hydrosol).  According to Tisserand, a hydrosol is approximately 200 times less potent than its essential oil.

Hydrosols are effective as a natural and gentle skin treatment – spritz liberally on skin.  Add 30-60 ml to facial steam.

You can also use the appropriate hydrosol to mix a clay facial mask. Lavender hydrosol is the ‘secret’ ingredient in many ‘sleepy time’ sprays.

powerful yet gentle tool of aromatherapy suitable for most age groups, we carry a number of hydrosols including Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Peppermint, Neroli, and Frankincense.

These must be pre-ordered for pick-up at the market on Saturday.

 Worth a read: Suzanne Catty’s: “Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy”

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