What are hydrosols?

Hydrosols are solutions in which liquid is water, with the healing benefits of essential oils and their aroma. They are produced at the time of steam distillation of essential oils of flowers, roots, herbs, spices, etc…

During steam distillation, the plant material is heated and the steam transports the volatile compounds of the plant, including essential oils, through condensation. The condensate, as well as the aromatic and water-soluble components of the plant are collected separately. This resulting water is hydrosol. Hydrolates contain traces of essential oils, as well as other water-soluble components of plants, which give them their delicate aroma and therapeutic properties. They have a milder fragrance than essential oils and are commonly used in skin care, aromatherapy, and natural remedies. Hydrosols can be used directly on the skin, added to a bath, used as a facial mist, or incorporated into homemade skin care products.

Properties of hydrosols are similar to essential oils, these aromatic waters are much less concentrated and their aroma is subtle and soft. We can say they are the important co-products of essential oils during distillation

Benefits of Hydrosols

  • Skin conditioner, like a conditioner it helps to hydrate and soften skin
  • It helps to balance and restores skin PH level
  • They are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and rich in antioxidants.
  • Balance sebum
  • Cell regeneration
  • Act as a Skin tonner
  • Nourishes skin
  • Calm inflammation and softness
  • It also replenishes the water content in your skin previously lost due to age and environment.
  • Some often work as a disinfectant – lavender, rosemary, ginger, thyme, cumin, garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, Lemongrass, calamus, turmeric, etc.

Shelf life of Hydrosols

– 6 months at normal temperature, if tightly capped and stored away from sunlight (ideally in a dark location)

– 1 year if kept in a fridge

– Better to store in a dark color amber glass bottle.

How to use Hydrosols?

Misting and Spraying, most common ways of using it.


The wide range of Hydrosols available are 👇

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