Lavender hydrosol, NZ
Lavender hydrosol can be used as a facial toner for tightening sagging skin and smoothing out fine lines.
It can be used for infants as a room spray for calming sleep, in the bath or spritzed on a cloth for a healthy alternative to baby wipes.
Young children can use it as their own personal and non-allergenic perfume mist.
It is also useful as an after-sun spray, to soothe sunburn, or in a cold compress for headaches and migraines.
Hydrosols are the pure co-product of the steam distillation of plant material. When plants are steam distilled to produce essential oils, some valuable compounds of the plant, that are not found in the essential oil, become dissolved in the distillation water.
This condensed fragrant steam is known as hydrosols or aromatic waters. It contains some drops of the essential oil as well as water soluble plant properties which are anti-inflammatory and non-irritating for sensitive skin. The micro drops of essential oil provide the scent. The plant components give the hydrosols their herbal therapy properties. Hydrosols are gentle yet powerful therapeutic agents in their own right