Manuka hydrosol, NZ
With anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, manuka hydrosol is useful on skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rashes and sunburn. It has a sweet yet grounded aroma and is excellent for use as a skin toner for balancing oily skin and for invigorating and uplifting mood.
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