Teatree hydrosol is said to have strong disinfectant, antibacterial, anti-fungal, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for acne prevention and treatment. The astringent component can tighten, tone and firm skin as well as shrink large pores and reduce excess oil whilst its anti-inflammatory qualities can be soothing on irritated skin. Teatree hydrosol can also be sprayed on hair and make up brushes as a soft disinfectant.
Acne fighting skin cleanser:
1/3 cup liquid castile soap
2/3 cup teatree 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 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