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What is a hydrosol ?
The hydrosol is drive by the distillation of by-product water vapor from a plant. This is the aqueous phase collected at the outlet of the still after decantation. This is actually charged water volatile plant active molecules. The difference between "hydrosol" and "floral water" Both terms mean the same general product but "floral water" is a term reserved for the principle hydrolats obtained from flowers as the name suggests.
Utility hydrolats Hydrosols are used in several ways:
- First in cosmetics: cleansing and toning as face lotion, apply in the morning before day care and / or evening after cleansing or removing makeup from the skin. as "perfumed water" refreshing perfume for the body. as ingredients in your cosmetics "house"
- In the kitchen: to flavor a dish, but also for you concoct hot drinks, fresh cocktails and customize - In "hydrolathérapie" soft version of aromatherapy, each hydrolat with similar properties to the corresponding essential oil but much more simple, especially for children, due to the lower concentration of active molecules.