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Uses of Hydrosols

23 Jul, 2014

Uses of Hydrosols

 

Uses of Hydrosols:

Hydrosols, also called Floral Water or Distillates, were once considered to be the by-product of the distillation of essential oils but are quickly becoming an important ingredient of the bath, body and skin care industry. They find their usage in ample number of industries. Mist and spray is the most common form of using hydrosols. However you can find the vast usage of hydrosols below.

Moksha's hydrosols are highly concentrated in 5:1 ratio which means one can add up to 4 litres of distilled  water to 1 liter of hydrosol in order to get the common hydrosols available in the market. These hydrosols are free of emulsifying agents and preservatives.

Hydrosols can be blended to achieve a greater synergy between hydrosols and one can make its own unique aromatic combination by mixing them.

Hydrosol Sprays:

  • Facial Spray: One can use them as a facial mist. Just close your eyes and spray on your face to get instant freshness.
  • Body Spray: Lightly spray on your body and feel cool and refreshed. Your body will be left lightly fragranced.
  • Gentle Hair Spray: Mist on your hair to leave them hydrated and lightly fragranced.
  • Foot Spray: Mist on the top and bottom of your feet to control odor and refresh your feet. Hydrosols with antibacterial properties can be especially helpful in minimizing foot odour.
  • Anti-Itch Spray: Hydrosols like Peppermint, Tea Tree etc can help ease the itching caused by the dry skin, dandruff and insect bites.
  • Air- Freshening Spray: Use hydrosols to freshen the room and achieve therapeutic and emotional benefits of the hydrosol by spray the hydrosol in the room.
  • Linen Spray: Use hydrosols to freshen and fragrance sheets, towels and other linens.
  • Car Freshening Spray: Use them to freshen the interior of your car. Be careful not to spray on polished or fragile surfaces.
  • Calming Spray: Mist your room, body and face using hydrosols that help reduce stress and anxiety like Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile etc.
  • Meditation Spray: Hydrosols can be used to enhance medication / prayer such as Frankincense, basil and sage are most commonly used for these purposes.
  • Purification Spray: Hydrosols like Lemon grass, Eucalyptus, Citronella etc can be used to clean or purify a room or area.
  •  Wound Sprays: Certain hydrosols can help kill germs and bacteria such as Geranium, Helichrysum, Tea Tree etc

Other Common Uses:

  • Skin Care products: Hydrosols can be used in a variety of skin care products like body lotions, creams, shower gels, shampoo etc.
  • Clays in Facials: Instead of adding water, one can add hydrosol to the clay to get additional therapeutic benefit of the hydrosol.
  • Face Packs: Similarly in face packs, one can add hydrosol instead of water.
  • Mist Fans: One can add hydrosol in mist fans and get the cooling effect of mist as well as fragrance of hydrosol.