Floral waters / Hydrosols – Steamed in small batches with artist like precision!
Floral waters, also known as Hydrosols. Hydrolates, flower waters, or distillates are produced by steam-distilling plant materials. Floral waters have similar properties (purifying, astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic) to essential oils but are much less concentrated.
Unlike their “essential oil added to water” counterparts, true steam-distilled floral waters contain all the beneficial components that whole plant materials have to offer.
Floral waters are usually a by-product of essential oil production, but the highest quality comes from devoted distillers who, with artist-like precision, steam small batches of fresh floral and plant material strictly to produce hydrosol. In most hydrosols there is less than 5% actual oil. Please note that their aromas are mostly mild and subtle, sometimes bright and fragrant, and most hydrosols have an herby or grassy note indicative of their authentic and therapeutic properties.
Floral waters are wonderful as a facial toner, body perfume, deodorant, or air freshener. Cool a hot flash, change your mood, or add them to lotions and creams. Hydrosols should be kept in a cool, dark place, and refrigeration is recommended unless you will use them within a short time.
The water, the main ingredient in most cosmetics, is of no benefit to the skin but has the role of solvent. This is the reason why most Leading cosmetic products are formulated with Floral Water.
In cosmetics, hydrolates replace the inert “aqua” components of formulation. This gives product greater effectiveness and has a 99.9% organic certification.
Please note that there may be misconception when referred to as floral water, which can be the result of essential oil added in water, simple flower infusion or maceration of plants or flowers.
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