Hydrosol...What is it and uses
What is Lavender Hydrosol? Lavender Hydrosol is produced during the steam distillation of lavender stems/buds. During this process a small amount of lavender oil is permanently suspended among the water molecules. It is also known as floral water or linen spray. It brings the all-natural antiseptic, oil solvent, cleansing, and insect repellent properties of lavender essential oil to a wide range of uses. How can I use Lavender Hydrosol as a cleaner? • For cleaning and disinfecting all hard surfaces (sinks, counters, floors, refrigerators, stove, windows, glass, etc..) • As a natural solvent for removal of oily substances from kitchen counters, bathroom and other hard surfaces • For removing water spots and finger prints from chrome and stainless steel What surfaces can I use Lavender Hydrosol on? Lavender Hydrosol can be used on glass, wood, tile, granite, marble, stained concrete, formica, stainless steel, chrome, carpets, rugs, upholstery, leather...etc. It does not stain. How can I use Lavender Hydrosol as an insect repellant? Lavender’s powerful insect repellant properties (we have no insect problem on our fields) allow for completely non-toxic pleasantly fragranced suppression of insect infestations in a variety of situations – in cupboards, closets and other enclosed areas (does not stain clothing), in pantries, and impressively on house plants to prevent all-too-common insect infestations.
How can I use Lavender Hydrosol on the body? • For rinsing, cleaning, and promoting rapid healing of skin abrasions and cuts • For soothing on itching skin associated with sun or wind burn, eczema, dryness and aging • As a preferred cleanser for infants and adult personal hygiene (particularly useful in healing and preventing diaper rashes) Is Lavender Hydrosol safe to spray on the skin and safe to ingest? Yes! Lavender hydrosol is safe for use on the skin and even safe to ingest for both humans and pets. How can I use Lavender Hydrosol with my pet? • As a chemical-free cleaning alternative use lavender hydrosol to clean floors, dog bowl, kennel – anything your dog comes into contact with • Adding to a water bowl each day to keep the water clear and aid against bad breath • Treating “hot spots” and other inflammatory skin conditions (utilizing both the antiseptic and anesthetic properties of lavender). • Spraying on your pet's coat as a flea repellant and for added freshness and shine How does one store Lavender Hydrosol? Lavender hydrosol is best stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. When stored properly it can last several years.
Some of the many uses for Lavender Hydrosol: Natural Air freshener, Distilled water for ironing, Aromatherapy Bath, House cleaning, Face Toner, Pet care, Hair rinsing, Cools down sunburn, Hydrates skin, Calms inflamed skin