Rose hydrolat is calming and gentle on the skin
Rosa damascena is one of the most popular rose plants available. The essential oil can be distilled or gained through solvent extraction. Either way, although the quality is different with the distilled oil being far superior, the aroma is truly delightful. There are not many women who do not love the smell of rose oil. Usually with a hydrolat, the smell of the product is different to that of the distilled oil. In the case of rose, the smell is almost identical. The delightful aroma of the hydrolat is lighter and fresher than the oil and is very useful for lifting and cheering the spirits.
One of the main traditional uses for eau de rose is for reputedly balancing hormones during the menopause. It can be used as a linen and room spray to freshen clothes and rooms. Because the aroma is so relaxing and refreshing, everyone’s moods will be instantly calmed.
The hydrolat is a great addition to skin care products and routines due to it wonderful aroma and its balancing properties.
Hydrolats are the aromatic waters produced by the steam distillation of botanical material, usually during the production of essential oils. Hydro means water and lat comes from the word for milk, because when fresh these waters can be cloudy or milky from the suspended soluble plant extracts.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. They contain only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material plus microscopic drops of the essential oils. They may be used undiluted without problems but it is usually unnecessary as they are just as effective in dilution – less can be more! Generally calming and soothing.
How to use
|Use hydrolats as facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
|Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.
|Add up to 100ml to an adult bath and 50ml to a child’s bath
|Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to ease everyday stresses and strains. For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for warm, use a warm cloth.