How to use a Hydrolate?

by Liliana Santos

Hydrolates are floral waters or plant waters, they are the by-product of the distillation of plants.

They are obtained by condensing the water vapor that is released during the distillation process of essential oils. They contain tiny particles of essential oil and other medicinal properties of the plant.

Hydrosols are used as ingredients in cosmetics, skin care products, hair care products, perfumes, culinary and medicinal products. They are known for their medicinal, tonic and moisturizing benefits and are generally considered safe for topical and internal use.

Some of the most popular hydrosols include rose water, lavender water, witch hazel water and rosemary water.

There are many ways to use a hydrosol , here are some tips:

As a facial toner : Apply the hydrolate to the face with a cotton pad after cleansing the skin. This can help balance the skin's pH and tighten pores.

As a hair conditioner: Add a few drops of hydrolate to your shampoo or conditioner to smooth and nourish your hair.

As a Refresher : Chill the hydrosol before using it as a cool, rejuvenating way to hydrate your skin in the summer.

As a make-up remover: Use a hydrosol pad to gently remove make-up.

As a moisturizer: Add hydrolate to your moisturizer to increase its moisturizing capacity.

As an inhaler: Inhale the steam from a warm hydrolate to relieve a sore throat or nasal congestion.

To sanitize: Use hydrolate to sanitize body and hair.

Keep in mind that hydrosols are natural products and should be stored in a cool, dark place to prolong their shelf life.

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