Hydrosols

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. lavender).

Aromatic hydrosols are extremely gentle & lightly scented, though they often surprise the nose as sometimes they do not smell exactly like its sister essential oil (e.g. lavender hydrosol).

Hydrosols are effective as a natural & 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.

At LJ Turtle Aromatherapy, aromatic hydrosols are available on their own or blended (fortified) with a few drops of essential oil (.05% concentration) which we call an Eau Fraîche,  e.g. French lavender essential oil with lavender hydrosol.

Hydrosols are fragile.  Ours at LJ Turtle are especially so – because we do not add alcohol (as a preservative).  A hydrosol is primarily water-based; be sure to keep yours away from heat sources, including direct sunlight.  

Storing in the fridge is also an option. 

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Disclaimer:

Keep out of reach of children.  For external use only.  Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes.  Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, lactating or have medical conditions.

This information is for education purposes only & in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice.  We are not responsible for any products made in use of these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all blends. 

Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health . Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The information contained on this blog is for informational purposes only. The contents are not intended to provide a professional medical diagnosis, opinion or to recommend any particular course of treatment.

The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.  Understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.

Important Note: The information on ljturtle.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.

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