Wonder Waters - What Are Hydrosols
Most of us have all heard of essential oils but you may not have heard of Hydrosols. Essential oils are worth the attention, but these are equally important. So just what are these wonder waters
What They Are Not
While the term is often used interchangeably, floral waters are not the same as a hydrosol. Floral waters are regular water, with fragrance oil or essential oil added, which then requires it to solubilized and preserved. They may smell good, but they contain zero therapeutic properties.
So Then, What Are They
The word Hydrosol is Latin and translates to ‘water (hydro) solution (sol). True hydrosols are the co-product of the distillation of essential oils. During the distillation process, the steam passes through the plant material, carrying with it the essential oils and other beneficial components of the plant.
The steam is then condensed, and the resulting liquid is separated into two parts. The essential oil with is the lipophilic or oil loving parts; and the hydrosol which is hydrophilic or water loving parts. The essential oil floats on top of the water, while the hydrosol is the water that remains after the oil has been removed. Like essential oils, the hydrosol contains the essence of the plant in every drop.
"They process a much more delicate, subtle scent then their corresponding essential oils but contain a plethora of phytonutrients"
Are hydrosols good for the skin? In a word yes! The beneficial constituents are vast and vary depending on the plant. Just to mention a few
- Flavonoids - anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and antivirals
- Tannins - neutralize free radicals and stimulate the immune system
Trace Minerals - including magnesium and potassium
Fatty Acids -support cellular regeneration and structure
Vitamins - Including carotenoids vitamin C & E, essential to skin health
Wow all of that and so much more in something that appears as simple as water. Move over floral water, there are no substitutes for hydrosols
Depending on your needs and the type of Hydrosol you use, these waters can be healing, soothing, hydrating, and rejuvenating. Hydrosols can plump your skin, heal scars and rashes
, combat acne
, help to promote cell regeneration,
fight free radicals, fade hyperpigmentation and so much more. Beyond skincare, they will refresh you, cool you
, provide headache and nausea relief
, and a myriad
of other physical, emotional and spiritual benefits."A must have addition to any skin care ritual regardless of your product line"
While we would love for you to use Calli Essentials for all your skincare needs, hydrosols can simply be used in addition to whatever you are using right now - no matter what skincare brand you use.
As always everything we do is deeply rooted in Aromatherapy. Hydrosols are an essential part of this practice. Incorporate Calli Essentials Signature Hydrosol Blends
into your everyday routine. Our unique blends are synergistically put together to give you maximum benefits.