Hydrosol is pure and natural water produced during the steam distillation of plant materials such as leaves, flowers, bark, wood, stems and roots. They are produced during the same distillation process that also extracts essential oils.
As with essential oils, there are many factors that can affect the quality of hydrosols. These factors include: when the crop is harvested, the annual change in weather, how much plant material vs water enters the rest area, which part of the plant is used, heat of distillation, length of the distillation process, types still used, and so on. span>
Hydrosols are much gentler than essential oils them and unlike most essential oils which have to be diluted before using them on your skin da, hydrosol can be applied directly to the skin. They are generally safe for all ages, even those with sensitive skin.
Hydrosols may be less concentrated but they can offer more subtle aromatherapy and therapeutic benefits of their own.
The shelf life of a hydrosol depends on the specific botanical used to make the product, its pH level, distillation method, storage conditions, and of course How is it handled and bottled.
We use proper distillation methods and sterile conditions throughout the entire process including bottling which means we don't have to use any preservatives in our hydrosol. They have a natural shelf life of about 6 - 10 months, dependent ng on varieties.
How How to Use Hydrosols?
Every hydrosol types bring unique benefits to the skin. They can be used as a mild facial toner or cleanser, hair and scalp tonic or aromatic mist.
They can be added to baths or used to mix your favorite clay masks. You can make your own custom facial moisturizer by adding hydrosol spray after applying facial oil.
Hydrosols can also be used for air fresheners, linen sprays, garment fresheners, and mystical hair fragrances.