Orange hydrosol has a light, sweet and refreshing aroma which can act as a revitalising mood lifter, particularly when used as a personal or room spray. Orange hydrosol is said to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe irritated skin while it’s vitamin c content can help keep skin hydrated, feeling fresh, clean and soft.
Brightening skin cleanser:
1/3 cup liquid castile soap
2/3 cup orange hydrosol
1 tbsp certified organic vegetable glycerin (coconut oil derived)
Combine in a glass jug and pour into a 250ml amber glass bottle with and close with a lotion pump.
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 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