Kanuka hydrosol has a lovely scent that can have a calming effect when used as a room or pillow spray.
It is said to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties making it useful on skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes and sunburn and makes for a lovely facial toner for balancing oily skin.
Hydrosols can be used in skin care products, replacing some or all of the water portion. Also used as room sprays, to freshen linen, etc.
Hydrosols can be used as a toner for all skin types as it is impregnated with water-soluble (hydrophilic) compounds that are not present in essential oils. Soothing, anti-inflammatory carboxylic acids are found almost exclusively in hydrosols.