Hydrolates or floral waters are water-soluble ingredients of essential oil and are widely used in aromatherapy.
Aromatic plants accumulate fragrances in their glands and pollen tubes that people try to immerse into precious essential oils. This is done by steam distillation, where drops of steam are tied to plant fragrances; they evaporate on the way through the distiller and collect in a collecting vessel. Aromatic substances in plants consist of water-soluble and insoluble parts. Insoluble parts flow on water and are used as essential oils. But, soluble parts cannot be excreted from water and represent hydrolates or floral water.
Hydrolates are an important remedy material, which has an extremely wide range of uses. They are used in cosmetic preparations, skin care preparations, and in cases when essential oils are too aggressive.
cooling spray - Apply the hydrolate to the body using the sprayer, as it refreshes and cools the skin. This kind of use is especially suitable for travel and in air-conditioned rooms. For hot days, rosewater and peppermint hydrolates are most suitable, and rose, geranium and lavender for heatwaves in the menopause. You can mix several hydrolates to one another.
More detailed information about individual hydrolates will be presented to you in the future.
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Lemon verbena is a tall leafy bush with lanceolate and fragrant leaves and small, white or pink flowers. Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves. Lemon verbena is spread over South America, and, since the 18th century, it is known in Europe as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Some people also prepare tea from its leaves and parts of stem.
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