"Water Solution" is the Latin translation of the word, but in aromatherapy a hydrosol is the molecular melding of the essence of a plant or aromatic substance with the water that is used to distill the essential oils from the plant material. Hydrosols are also known as floral waters or hydroflorates. Flower waters or distillates are produced from steam-distilling plant materials. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong. The highest quality of hydrosols comes from devoted artisan distillers who steam distill small batches of fresh floral and plant material strictly to produce hydrosol. 2oz
Lavender – a must have for your medicine kit. Safe and extremely effective to use on children and pets. Therapeutic uses include: repair damaged or fragile skin; reduce irritation and inflammation; acne; sunburns, cuts and scrapes. Aromatherapy uses include: to relax and calm, balance emotions; uplift; promote sleep.
Helichrysum - Also known as Immortelle or Everlasting. One of the most powerful anti-inflammatory hydrosols. Helichrysum italicum hydrosol is a strong anti-hematoma just as Helichrysum italicum essential oil. Therapeutic uses include: healing of incisions; to reduces swelling and bruising; mouthwash after dental work; to treat gingivitis and receding gums; heal scar tissue; all skin irritations, cuts, and bruising; to treat rosacea; sooth sunburns and rashes.
Chamomile - Major anti-inflammatory both internally and externally and on all types of tissues; use for bad burns or blisters alone or combined with lavender hydrosol; all skin conditions with redness, rashes, sunburns, itching, psoriasis and eczema; to treat inflamed or swollen veins, hemorrhoids, thread and spider veins; good cleanser for problematic skin; wash for topical fungal infections; douche for candida, thrush, urinary tract and vaginal infections; great aftershave for men. Aromatherapy uses include: to calm or relax. Internally for upset stomachs. Promotes relaxation for sleep.
Peppermint –Peppermint hydrosol is useful for colic, heartburn, bloat and other digestive issues. It has provided relief to those suffering with Crohn's disease or colitis. Combats itching and is cooling on the skin; relieves insect bites and stings, and allergic skin reactions; mentally stimulating; uplifting; treats depression. Internally good for digestive tract; relieves stomach ache and reduces stomach flu symptoms. Note: Not for children under three years of age!
Lemon Balm - Calming to the body without being overly sedative; use for stress & anxiety, morning sickness, digestive upset, and water retention during pregnancy; immune stimulating, infection fighting properties; calms rashes, irritations & eczema; reduces intestinal spasms & cramps associated with Crohn's disease & colitis; heals herpes sores; lowers blood pressure - avoid long term use if you are hypotensive.
Rose – Excellent hormone/endocrine system balancer; combats PMS, cramps, & moodiness; humectant, great for dry, mature, sensitive, devitalized skin; cooling, mildly antiseptic. Aromatherapy uses include: stress, insomnia; has an affinity for the heart, promotes balance and aids in emotional processing. Try in beverages, desserts or champagne.
Rose Geranium - Adaptogenic, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, humectant & balancing; for all skin types, of all ages; cooling to all heat conditions that affect the skin: rashes, broken capillaries, rosacea, bug bites & sunburn; used internally for hot flashes; has a balancing effect on the endocrine system & the emotional body.
Rosemary - is both energizing and stimulating. It can provide a pick me up feeling similar to a cup of coffee. Also very helpful when we need a little boost with our mental clarity. Rosemary is known to support brain function and memory capacity, helpful with inflammation in joints or arthritic conditions; helps stimulate the liver and gallbladder; beneficial for digestion; good for detoxification during a cleanse; acts as a mild diuretic; beneficial in skin treatments; effective facial and scalp toner; mild circulatory stimulant; helps flush lactic acid from muscles; combined with Goldenrod as a compress for arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. Note: Avoid in cases of high blood pressure and in the first trimester of pregnancy.