Essential waters from a wide range of herbs suited for skincare and hair care formulations.
We steam distill over 10 different kinds including Sage, Rosemary, Lemon verbena, Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint, Thyme, Aloe Vera, Lemon, Orange, Neem, Thyme and Perfumed Geranium.
How are they created?
Hydrosols are created during the steam distillation of plant material to obtain essential oils. They are a co-product formed from the steam that is cooled and collected with the essential oils floating at the top.
Also called essential waters, floral waters, hydrolates, hydrolats and plant waters.
Simply put, they are all the essence of a plant dissolved and suspended in water.
Hydrosols , do something rather unique. They bring the aromatic compounds of aromatherapy to the healing process in a precisely defined concentration, namely in the maximum amount possible to be dissolved homogenously in water.
Every aromatic substance has a maximum solubility in water, and only after this point is reached will these aromatic compounds, the essential oils, start to separate into a distinct layer on top of the distillation water.
A recurring concern in all of aromatherapy is the potential of essential oils to irritate the various tissues with which they come in contact, and the discussion about the proper dilution of essential oils to avoid such irritation is still raging. The appropriate application of aromatic substances in their dissolved state most elegantly avoids these problems. Because hydrosols are dissolved there is no oily or lipophilic phase to irritate tissue. On the contrary, it is not too much of a simplification to state that hydrosols not only do not irritate, but for the most part they are anti-inflammatory: they relieve irritation.