Hydrolates, also known as hydrosols, or herbal and floral waters, are by-products of the process of making essential oils. During this process, the herbs and flowers are distilled with spring water. The water is heated and presses itself through the plants as vapour, which collects the essential oils and other ingredients present. The essential oils - which float on the surface of the water - are removed, leaving the hydrolate, which contains a small quantity of essential oil and other water-soluble agents from the plant. Nothing else is added to our hydrolates/floral waters. Be aware that many companies today sell so-called flower waters by using a whisking method to ‘solubilise’ essential oils into plain water. We believe that the true hydrolates are best for therapeutic reasons and we only sell true hydrolates. Genuine sage water, rose water and the other waters included here are all produced naturally, as by-products of essential oil distillation. These waters can sometimes be used as they are, as skin toners, facial cleansers, hair rinses, for aromatic baths, baby baths, on compresses or in sprays for freshening up the skin. They can also be used to replace, or partially replace, water in various skin care products along with other ingredients, in e.g. skin toners/spritzers, facial cleansers, face masks, creams, lotions or shampoos.
Hydrolates are easily used on their own or added to other products - simple skin care!
Frankincense Water Combined with the energizing meditation, wild incense hydrolate helps the body to rejuvenate itself and regain its vital energies. It also brings comfort to mature, dull and damaged skin.
Distilled Resin Inci: Aqua, Boswellia carterii
Uplifting and toning. Refines skin texture when used as a Face Spray .
Use up to 100% concentration in all of your products .
Sage Floral Water Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis Method of production: Sage hydrosol is obtained by steam distillation of the flower heads of organic Salvia officinalis L. Odor: characteristic, fresh Color: colorless to pale yellow Properties: regenerating balancing and purifying hair care
Use: Regenerating and anti-aging tonic for all skin types, sage hydrosol is suitable for all types of skin, especially combination and oily skin. Facial Lotion: Spray the sage hydrosol directly on the face, previously cleansed. Used as a hair lotion to strengthen and beautify hair and scalp. As a light deodorant: spray the feet and armpits after the shower. In anti-perspiration foot baths: pour 2 tablespoons of sage hydrosol in a basin of water by adding a handful of alum stone powder. For the realization of homemade cosmetics Sage Hydrolat is used in anti-wrinkle creams, hair care, deodorants. It also allows for mouthwashes (gingivitis, canker sores, dental hygiene). In aromatherapy, you can spray the sage hydrosol directly into the air to create an atmosphere of well-being and at the same time humidify the air.
Cornflower Hydrolat This hydrosol is traditionally known as a panacea to soothe and revitalize tired or delicate eyes. It is used in your preparations of cleansing and soothing care. It is also known for toning the skin. Method of obtaining Distillation by steam distillation
Part of the plant extracted flowers
Botanical name Centaurea cyanus
Botanical family Asteraceae
Function Cosmetic ingredient
Cosmetic application smoothes the skin and reduces puffiness century. thanks to the antiseptic properties of the cornflower, relieves allergy to the skin. It is used as a compress for the eyes to relieve inflammation, redness with conjunctivitis and when using contact lenses. tones, moisturizes and soothes the skin of any age.
Other name Cornflower Floral Water, Blue Centaury, Water Cup-glasses
Chamomile Water Hydrolate from organic chamomile flowers . Be aware that many companies today sell so-called flower waters by using a whisking method to ‘solubilise’ essential oils into plain water. We believe that the true hydrolates are best for therapeutic reasons and Holy Land Pharmacy only sell true hydrolates. Genuine chamomile water,is all produced naturally, as by-product of essential oil distillation. These waters can sometimes be used as they are, as skin toners, facial cleansers, hair rinses, for aromatic baths, baby baths, on compresses or in sprays for freshening up the skin. They can also be used to replace, or partially replace, water in various skin care products along with other ingredients, in e.g. skin toners/spritzers, facial cleansers, face masks, creams, lotions or shampoos.
A genuine hydrolate produced naturally as a by-product of essential oil distillation - great for skin, sun & baby care due to its calming properties
Chamomile is wonderful for Skin and Baby Care due to its calming properties. Also works well for Sunburn products and can help to relieve itching. NB Because of its strength, never use more than a maximum of 10% concentration in products for around the eyes.
Lavender Water From lavender flowers Inci: Lavandula angustifolia Flower Water
Use to help regenerate your skin
Makes an effective, deep Cleansing Face Mask when combined with Oatmeal
Use as an Aftershave Spray
Because of its strength, never use more than a maximum of 10% concentration in your Skin Care products. However, you can use 100% as an all-round Spray in the Home, Office or Car. Well-known for calming mind, body and spirit .
Rosa damascena Flower Water From flowers Inci: Rosa damascena Flower Water
Rose adds and helps to retain moisture and is suitable for normal, dry, mature and sensitive skin. It is mildly astringent and cooling. Use it as a Toner by itself or blend it with other Flower Waters .
Use up to 100% concentration in all of your products .
HAMAMELIS WATER (HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA)
Hamamelis or "hazelnut" is a bush that is widely used in the forests of North America and Canada, with low temperatures. Its strange flowers are made of narrow yellow streaks, which, together with the fruit, appear in late autumn and winter. Hamamel extract has been used for generations for attenuating, circulating, and contracting properties. Nowadays, a series of natural therapies are based on hamamelic extracts, which are also recognized by the European Pharmacopoeia in the treatment of venous insufficiency, phlebitis, hemorrhoids or other skin diseases.
Method of production: vapor distillation of leaves and inflorescences Geographical origin: France Appearance: clear liquid with characteristic grassy scent. Distributed in recyclable amber pharmaceutical bottles. Ingredients (INCI): hamamelis virginiana flower water
Rosemary water (rosmarinus officinalis), organic
It is indicated for cleansing and skin care, especially for combination and oily skin, or the one with imperfections. It purifies and helps in ridding the skin of impurities, it is astringent and helps to balance sebum production. It has a beneficial effect Extraction method: distillation
IMMORTELLE WATER (HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM)
Immortelle water is extracted from the yellow immortelle flower (helichrysum italicum), which originates from the Mediterranean countryside and produces wilderness in dry, dry, sunny areas and is also grown as a garden ornamental plant. It has silvery leaves and vibrant yellow flowers, whose fresh color remains after drying, thanks to its name, immortelle, that is, immortal. Method of production: by the distillation of leaves and flowers of the plant Geographical origin: France Appearance: pure liquid, characteristic bitter, with a slightly pungent aroma.