A Hydrolat/Flower Water is the water that is collected during the essential oil distillation process. Hydrolats are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them, especially in cosmetic applications as they are believed to help in treating skin conditions.
Rose Otto is said to have soothing, cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a gentle antiseptic, and mild astringent, all of which makes it useful in skincare. It is often incorporated with natural oils to make creams, both commercially and for home preparation, and can be used alone as a gentle skin toner, or mixed with alcohol and essential oils to make a somewhat more powerful preparation.
- Beautiful fragrance
- Soothing, relaxing and uplifting qualities
- Suits all skin types especially dry, sensitive or irritated skin
- Antidepressant qualities – can help anxiety and soothe the nerves
Note: The fragrance of our Flower Waters are not always the same as the Essential Oil equivalent. They are delicately fragranced.
Top Tip: Store Flower Waters away from heat sources and bright light to maximise shelf life.