Flower Water – we love it and it’s so easy to make
Flower waters (also called hydrolat or hydrosol) are byproducts of essential oil production. When lavender essential oil is produced by steam distillation, the process also creates lavender water. Some of the most popular floral waters are rose water, lavender water, and orange blossom water. Flower waters have many similar qualities to the essential oils from the same plants, but they are gentler and safer to use.
Rosewater is probably the best known of all the flower waters.
Rosewater is great for the skin. It is a common ingredient in skin toners and tonics. Rosewater is soothing with the smell of rosewater and is in many cosmetics.
Be sure to get yours from an aromatherapy supplier. The Rosewater used in the kitchen is not the same, not pure and also may contain sweeteners and may have additives.
Orange Blossom Water
Orange blossom flower water is a byproduct of the distillation of orange blossoms for neroli essential oil. In aromatherapy, neroli oil is used to relieve stress and anxiety.
Orange blossom water is widely used in skincare, and just like rosewater, it is a good skin tonic and toner. While rosewater is better for dry or sensitive skin, orange blossom water is better for oily skin. It also has a beautiful scent, and if you dislike heavy perfumes, try neroli water as your favorite scent.
Lavender is one of the best-known herbs and it has been used for centuries in its different forms: lavender flowers, lavender water, and lavender essential oil.
Spray lavender water on bedsheets to give them a fresh and relaxing scent, or spray onto linens and other textiles before ironing. Lavender water can make a beautiful room fragrance and lavender. DID you know it can be used as a natural insect repellent?
Like rosewater and orange blossom water, lavender water can also be used as a skin toner, especially for oily or combination skin.
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