What is Hydrosol?
I am frequently asked “What is Hydrosol?” Hydrosol or “flower water” is one of the products of the steam distillation process. As we are extracting the lavender essential oil by steam distillation, we are also creating hydrosol. Hydrosol has similar properties to essential oils, although much less concentrated. The aroma is often soft and subtle when compared to the essential oil counterpart. That subtlety creates a beautiful liquid that has many uses. The following is a list of some of the most frequent uses:
1. Lavender Hydrosol as an Air Freshener or sheet spritz.
All-natural lavender hydrosol is beautiful and practical option to deodorize and freshen up your home and sheets, car or workspace, especially since it has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Simply spritz the lavender spray in the area desired, or add it to your humidifier/diffuser so that it will be evenly distributed in your home.
2. Lavender Hydrosol as Distilled Water for Ironing
Distilled water is usually the most recommended type of water for ironing – and lavendar hydrosol is particularly recommended if you want your clothes to be ironed beautifully. Since it is void of hard minerals, lavender hydrosol will keep your steam iron functioning correctly for much longer while also adding a nice, subtle smell to your clothes.
3. Lavender Hydrosol for Aromatherapy
Lavender hydrosol will make the most of your bathing experience, as it smells wonderful, and has a potent relaxing effect that may help relieve stress and soothe tensed muscles. It can also be sprayed on pillows or the face for some added relaxation prior to bed. Keep it in the refrigerator for a refreshing spritz to the face on a hot day.
4. Lavender Hydrosol for House Cleaning
When cleaning up your home consider lavender hydrosol. It is particularly effective for cleaning windows, counter tops and all hard surfaces, as pure distilled water it will prevent marks and spots from showing up. Even more, it adds a lovely shine to your otherwise dull floors, sinks, countertops, and windows, adding the fresh smell of lavender to your home naturally, with no harsh chemicals.
5. Lavender Hydrosol as a Face Toner
Try using lavender hydrosol instead of your typical face toner. Due to its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, lavender hydrosol will keep your face clean over the course of the day. Furthermore, due to it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties, lavender hydrosol is an excellent way to control the redness of pimples, keeping your skin as beautiful as possible.
6. Lavender Hydrosol for Pet Care
Lavender hydrosol is excellent for animal care, as it helps keep your pet’s coat clean and shiny, and may help disinfect and heal wounds. It is also good for deterring fleas and ticks. Your pet will smell amazing.