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Hydrosols (Flower Water)

Flower Waters and HydrosolsHydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are produced from steam-distilling plant materials. Hydrosols have similar properties to essential oils but are much less concentrated. Unlike their "essential oil added to water" counterparts, true steam-distilled hydrosols contain all the beneficial components that whole plant materials have to offer.
Hydrosols are usually a by-product of essential oil production, but the highest quality comes from devoted distillers who, with artist-like precision, steam small batches of fresh floral and plant material strictly to produce hydrosol (the hydrosols offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are produced in this fashion). Most of our hydrosols are distilled in copper stills, (a few in stainless steel stills) and processed through certified organic methods in the Pacific Northwest and Europe. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong. In most hydrosols there is less than 5% actual oil.
Please note that their aromas are mostly mild and subtle, sometimes bright and fragrant, and most hydrosols have an herby or grassy note indicative of their authentic and therapeutic properties.
Wonderful as a facial splash, body perfume, deodorant or air freshener. Cool a hot flash, change your mood, or add them to lotions and creams. Hydrosols should be kept in a cool, dark place, and refrigeration is recommended unless you will use them within a short time. Each of our 3 oz and 8 oz hydrosols are packaged in an amber bottle with a black mister. The bulk 16 oz and 1 gallon sizes are packaged in HDPE plastic bottles.


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Calendula hydrosol

Origin- Washington
Parts Distilled- Flower of Calendula officinalis
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Catnip hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Leaf and flower of Nepeta cataria
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Chamomile hydrosol

Origin- Washington
Parts Distilled- Flowers of Matricaria recutita
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Cucumber hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Fruit of Cucumis sativus
Method of Cultivation-Organic

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.

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Lavender hydrosol

Origin-Bulgaria
Parts Distilled- Flowers of Lavandula angustifolia
Method of Cultivation- Organic

This is one of the more relaxing and balancing hydrosols from our collection of flower waters. 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.

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Lemon Balm hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Leaf of Melissa officinalis
Method of Culitvation- Organic

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.

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Lemon Verbena hydrosol

Origin- Washington
Parts Distilled- Leaf of Aloysia citriodora
Method of cultivation- Organic

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.

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Lime hydrosol

Origin- Washington
Parts Distilled- Fruit of Citrus latifolia
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Peppermint hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Aerial parts of Mentha piperita
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Rose Geranium hydrosol

Origin- Washington
Parts Distilled- Aerial portion of Pelargonium capitatum
Method of cultivation- Organic

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.

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Rose hydrosol

Origin- Bulgaria
Parts Distilled-Petals of Rosa damascena
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Rosemary hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Leaf of Rosmarinus officinalis
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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Tulsi (Holy Basil) hydrosol

Origin-Washington
Parts Distilled- Aerial parts of Ocimum tenuiflorum
Method of Cultivation- Organic

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.

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