Mountain Rose Herbs

Organic Hydrosols (Flower Water)

Our organic hydrosols or flower waters are produced by steam-distilling plant material. They have similar properties to their essential oil counterparts, but are much less concentrated.

These beautiful hydrosols come from devoted artisan distillers who steam small batches to make hydrosol only. Distilled in copper stills (a few in stainless steel) and processed through certified organic methods in the Pacific Northwest and Europe, we offer the highest quality available.

Hydrosol aromas are mild and subtle in comparison to their essential oil counterparts. Sometimes bright and fragrant, many hydrosols have an herby or grassy note to them. This is because hydrosols are extracting all of the water soluble constituents in the botanical material.

Hydrosols are usually distilled once a year with the fresh harvest season. We try to contract for enough material to last between distillations, but we may run out of your favorite hydrosol before the next distillation season begins. Hydrosols should be kept in a cool, dark place. Refrigeration is recommended if you are not going to use your hydrosol quickly.

Calendula Hydrosol
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Calendula officinalis Origin: Washington

Calendula Hydrosol

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Calendula is a well-known and loved herb for its therapeutic properties, and this true calendula hydrosol has an infinite amount of possible uses! Beneficial for skin disorders, rashes, hotspots, epidermal healing, scratches, abrasions, sunburn, scars, and an all-around skin tonic. Calendula hydrosol has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and astringent properties. The aroma of our calendula hydrosol is refreshing, soothing, sweet, and mildly floral. This hydrosol is a perfect facial toner, and may be included in your skin care and herbal formulations, added to bathwater, or used within a compress for aches and sprains.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Catnip Hydrosol
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Nepeta cataria Origin: Washington

Catnip Hydrosol

A surprisingly fresh hydrosol with a softly rounded mint note that is best known for its relaxing properties. Makes for a soothing evening spray in times of duress and if you are feeling particularly adventurous you can drive your cat wild with a few mists onto most anything that they are free to mangle.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Chamomile Hydrosol
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Matricaria recutita Origin: Washington

Chamomile Hydrosol

Best known for its ability to calm and ease the overly anxious, this chamomile hydrosol also has a true floral scent which imparts itself heavily when used as a general spray. A great hydrosol for facial and body applications.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Cucumber Hydrosol
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Cucumis sativus Origin: Washington

Cucumber Hydrosol

A refreshing, cooling, crisp aroma that would be perfect as a summer body splash, or used within a scrumptious handmade lotion or aroma spray. Cucumbers are well known for their soothing, healing, and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. This hydrosol is highly recommended, and is a wonderful natural alternative to the many synthetic cucumber fragrances available today. Steam distilled from whole fruit.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Helichrysum Hydrosol
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Helichrysum italicum Origin: Croatia

Helichrysum Hydrosol

This divine hydrosol smells much like a diluted version of its essential oil counterpart. It has a dry-green floral aroma with earthy tea-like back notes, which some consider to be an acquired odor. The similarities with the essential oil make this hydrosol a cost effective alternative to incorporating the healing powers of this little flower into skin care formulations and perfume blends.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Lavandin (Lavender) Hydrosol
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Lavandula x intermedia Origin: USA

Lavandin (Lavender) Hydrosol

Lavandin hydrosol (Lavandula x intermedia) has all of the same relaxing and balancing qualities as Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia). One of the many benefits of Lavandin is a more consistent aroma from batch to batch. In comparison to lavender essential oil, this hydrosol has a much grassier aroma with a sweet floral top note typical of Lavandin. This is because the water soluble constituents of the plant are also included in the hydrosol. It is ideal for oily and combination skin, and is an excellent coolant for minor burns, rashes, and hot sores. Mentally refreshing and marvelous on the emotions!
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Lemon Balm Hydrosol
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Melissa officinalis Origin: Washington

Lemon Balm Hydrosol

Best known for its calming effects on mental stress and fatigue, this lovely hydrosol is also beneficial for general skin irritations, and makes a soothing addition to room and body sprays. A couple of Tablespoons added to a bath is the perfect way to end the day.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Lemon Verbena Hydrosol
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Aloysia citriodora Origin: Washington

Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

Revitalizing for all skin types and lightly stimulating and uplifting for those gloomy days. A great pick me up in a bottle, which also acts as an astringent and cleanser.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Lime Hydrosol
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Citrus latifolia Origin: Washington

Lime Hydrosol

A crisp and refreshing hydrosol distilled from whole organic lime fruits. Lime hydrosol stimulates skin circulation and promotes pH balancing for alkaline skin types further tightening the outer epidermis. It has been traditionally used for problems with oily skin and minor skin blemishes. Use it as a rejuvenating facial toner or aroma spray. It blends wonderfully in cosmetic creations. Fresh, festive and invigorating!
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Neroli (Orange Blossom) Hydrosol
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Citrus aurantium Origin: Morocco

Neroli (Orange Blossom) Hydrosol

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This delightful hydrosol has an uplifting bitter-sweet citrusy floral aroma that is quite complex. It is a very mild version of its essential oil counterpart, making it a beautiful addition to formulations. It has a gender neutral aroma making it a great hydrosol for the whole family.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Peppermint Hydrosol
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Origin: Washington

Peppermint Hydrosol

Best known for its use as a revitalizing and refreshing body spray, this peppermint hydrosol is well rounded and is strikingly robust. Just like fresh picked peppermint wands! It can be used liberally on the body as a general cooler, and it is particularly helpful for abrasions, hot spots, and as a facial toner.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Rose Geranium Hydrosol
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Pelargonium capitatum Origin: Washington

Rose Geranium Hydrosol

This fantastic hydrosol is distilled from the common flowering Rose Geranium. A stunning application for complex and combination skin types where restoring balance is quickly needed. A very balancing flower water for the sporadic symptoms of menopausal women. Lovely in the bathtub and very erotic.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Rose Hydrosol
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Rosa damascena Origin: Bulgaria

Rose Hydrosol

One of our favorites! It is a wonderful toner for all skin types, and makes a practical and suitable body splash, anti-anxiety spray, deodorant, room freshener, and for one of those days when we feel sensual. This is an aphrodisiac with embedded roots dating back thousands of years.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Rosemary Hydrosol
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Rosmarinus officinalis Origin: Washington

Rosemary Hydrosol

Energizing and stimulating! Helps with those days when we need a little boost with our mental clarity. Also makes a nice toner for hair and a vivacious room spray.
Suitable for cosmetic use.

Tulsi (Holy Basil) Hydrosol
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Ocimum tenuiflorum Origin: Washington

Tulsi (Holy Basil) Hydrosol

We can’t get over how exquisitely divine this tulsi hydrosol smells! Used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine, tulsi is considered a sacred plant and is found growing in many Hindu homes. Warm, soothing and slightly spicy, this hydrosol is wonderful to spray on the face or body in times of stress.
Suitable for cosmetic use.