Hydrolats are also sometimes referred to as herbal distillates, floral waters, hydrosols, herbal waters and essential waters.
Hydrolats are the by-products formed when essential oils are made via steam distillation. Hydrolats have similar properties as their essential oil partners, but are much gentler. Herbal waters are also enriched with other water soluble active ingredients.
Hydrosols are used to tone, hydrate and rebalance the skin’s PH.
You can use a Hydrosol twice a day. You can apply it with cotton wool balls or use a spray bottle to sprits on. Always avoid the eyes. Leave to dry naturally, without drying with a towel. You can also add 3 tbs of Hydrolat to a bath. Floral waters are also sometimes used in clay masks.
A chamomile Hydrolat is often used:
A Clary Sage Hydrolat is often used:
A lavender Hydrolat is often used:
Orange Blossom Hydrolat is often used:
A Rosemary hydrolat is often used:
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