Add Rose or Lavender hydrosol in the final stage of your washing machine’s cycle.
Use hydrosols as aromatic linen sprays whilst ironing.
They smell much better than their unnatural equivalents.
Freshening the air with hydrosols instead of aerosols is 100% LESS harmful to the environment.
What are hydrosols?
A hydrosol is condensate water acquired during the process of extracting essential oils by water or steam distillation. This aromatic water contains the same essence of everything contained within the plant material when it was still alive and growing.
While extracting essential oils by steam distillation, some of the aromatic and healing properties within the plant are not obtained during the process. These valuable constituents do not simply disappear, fortunately they are absorbed by the steam or water being used to extract the oil.
Once the steam condenses back into water, it contains small quantities of essential oil plus many of the hydrophilic (water-soluble) components of the plant. Now, teeming with all the active principles from the plant material, this complete product is ready to use as a safe and handy way to deliver a wide range of therapeutic and cosmetic benefits.
How to use hydrosols
Hydrosols are so versatile and can be used for personal care and around the house. In skincare, Rose, Lavender and Peppermint hydrosols are great for hydrating dry skin and cooling hot and sensitised skin.
Hydrosols are perfect to use as face and body mists. Make sure you take some with you to use on holidays, on the beach and even to cool those aching feet when you’ve been out shopping! Hydrosols help to revitalise you when your energies are beginning to run low. Try a few sprays on a tissue; makes a handy wet-wipe for all sorts of applications!
Rose hydrosol is strongly recommended, not only because of its luxurious scent but also due to its innumerable health benefits. It’s considered by many to be an instant mood enhancer as well as nature’s best skin toner and anti-ageing ingredient.
Did you know?!
Peppermint hydrosol is highly effective in both treating and avoiding the symptoms of IBS. For those with the condition, a few sprays from the bottle into the mouth before and after mealtimes can facilitate digestion. It can also be used when experiencing stomach/bowel cramps. Enjoy the relieving effect natural peppermint water has on soothing our digestions systems.
If you have been out in the sun too long and burned, Lavender hydrosol is wonderfully soothing as well as healing. To calm a troubled baby try adding a few tablespoons of Lavender hydrosol to their bathwater. If your baby has nappy rash or eczema, this can be particularly beneficial because the soothing properties of Lavender help calm the irritated skin and speed up the healing process.
Did you also know?!
Rosemary hydrosol is both invigorating and stimulating. You can use it in the morning for that pick me up feeling not too dissimilar to a cup of coffee because it is just so rejuvenating. Keep it on hand for when you need a boost of mental clarity. It is known to be helpful with inflammation of the joints and arthritic conditions. Hot tip! Regular use on the scalp helps stimulate hair follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary slows down premature hair loss and greying of the hair.
If you’ve been looking for a quick and natural remedy for puffy, dark circles around the eyes, try Cucumber hydrosol. Just soak two cotton wool pads with the hydrosol and cover each eye for around 10 minutes for an immediate and dramatic reduction in puffiness. Regular use can help diminish dark circles.
Used in the final rinse after shampooing hydrosols help to condition hair and add a shine.
Hydrosols are quite safe to use on young children but please check with your GP first if you’re unsure and in the case of being pregnant and before using on very young babies. You also wish to refer to the Allergens & Disclaimer page.