Hydrosols & Distillates
Hydrosols, generally called floral waters, hydro florets, flower waters or distillates, are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are also known as low concentrated essential oils. They are the alternative way to use the essential oil of your choice. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a big cooker the steam fills the pot and as it rises it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and get collected in a separate vessel. This is what we know about an essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material. That is our hydrosol, or floral water. Hydrosols can be used as room fresheners, skin tones and tonics for the body and can also be mixed with many skin care products. Buy Hydrosols & Distillates in Canada and USA.