What is lavender hydrosol? What is it good for and how do you use it? These are the topics covered in this post today.
The Benefits of Lavender Hydrosol
What is is hyrdrosol?
Hydrosol is the floral water created from making essential oil. This process is called, steam distillation. Steam heats and passes through the plant material and the result is floral water and essential oil. The essential oil gets extracted from the waters surface and the water left over is the infusion of the plant material. The floral water smells similar to the essential oil but much softer in fragrance and in addition has the water soluble constituents of the plant material which can give it a very slight greener note.
Benefits of lavender hydrosol
The benefits of hydrosol is they carry same properties of the essential oil being a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Making them a safe and gentle way to treat those with sensitive skin or sensitivity to fragrances.
How does it help your skin
It can naturally hydrate your skin, soothe inflammation, help repair and regenerate a balance to your skin. Helps replenish lost moisture. Its a natural and safe skin toner and better as many times toners have alcohol which can irritate sensitive skin. This makes it especially important to aging skin that naturally loses moisture due to age and environment.
But let me share other ways this amazing hydrosol can be used;
After shower mist for your body to help it retain the moisture.
Diffuse offensive odors by spraying down after a workout
Use for insect bites helps ease discomforting itching and inflamed skin.
Room or car freshener
Linen spray- spray your sheets and towels as they come out of the dryer.
Stress relief spray helps to relax in difficult situations.
Natural bug repellent
Diaper rash spray
Replenish skin with moisture
Even scares monsters away for kids
Here are three products made from lavender hydrosol. Face and Body Spray to use as toner, on rashes, burns and sensitive areas can also be used as bug repellent. Lavender sleep spray for pillows, bedding along with clothing. Lavender Room spray to help with offensive odors and fabrics such as furniture, floors and overall room spray. Lavender essential oil is the oil that is extracted from the top of the floral water. Lavender perfume is a infusion of coconut oil and lavender essential oil.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.