What, When, and Why Hydrosols
Hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after steam-distilling or hydro-distilling plant matter. It is produced during the same distillation process that also extracts the essential oils. Distillation is a process that exposes plants to boiling water, steam, or both. The steam opens the structure of the plant which allows the oil to be released. The water extracts the essence of all that was living and growing in the plant. After the distillation process is finished, the essential oil separates and sits on top of the hydrosol.
There are a number of health/life benefits found in the usage of hydrosols. When it comes to beauty, misting/spraying is the most common way to apply hydrosol topically. In this manner, hydrosol can help aid in healing wounds, repairing damaged skin, hydrating and protecting the exterior of our being.
Various hydrosol uses:
- Room Spray
- Body Mist
- Bug Spray
- Anti-Itch Spray
- First Aid- Antibacterial Spray
- Freshen linens and furniture
- Wind burn spray
- Sunburn spray
- Facial toner
- Hair rinse
- Bath tonic
- Surface cleaner
- Steam diffuser
- Yoga mat freshener
- Mood Spray
Why use hydrosols?
Hydrosols serve as a connection between nature, ones’ aura, and oneself. Through the use of hydrosols, we can heal, repair, hydrate, and protect the exterior of our beings in a natural way. The benefits of hydrosols are vast and are based on the plant matter being distilled. Here is a list of the plants found in the January Sexy Ass 2021 product line and their respective benefits.
Ginger: Supports joint and muscular health, enhances the natural balance of the pH level of the skin which aids in hydration, and promotes the maintenance of balanced energy. Most common uses are for acne and skin hydration.
Turmeric: Supports joint and muscular health, promotes the maintenance of energy balance, and the naturally occurring zinc aids in distribution of received sun-rays. Most common uses are for muscle injuries.
Lavender: Promotes proper cellular function of the skin and stimulates immune response to skin afflictions. Most common uses are for acne and damaged skin.
Eucalyptus: Stimulates immune response to skin afflictions, supports joint and muscular health, aids in the maintenance of healthy skin, and helps to stimulate the respiratory system- especially when applied to the facial and chest area. Most common uses are for muscle injuries, open wounds, acne, sinus, and rashes.
Palo Santo: Palo Santo encourages focus and entering into a state of being centered, which is why it is used regularly in meditation practices. Aside from this, Palo Santo can be used topically to aid in management of pain and inflammation. Most common uses are for focus, insect repellent, pain and inflammation.
Clove: Helps regulate healthy bacteria management and aids in the maintenance of healthy skin. As a scent, clove is soothing for the mind. Most commonly used for antibacterial purposes and healthy skin promotion.
Cinnamon: Helps regulate healthy bacteria management and aid in maintaining healthy skin. Most common uses are for fungus and antibacterial purposes.
Nutmeg: Used topically to aid in management of minor pain and inflammation. It helps to regulate healthy bacteria management and overall circulation of the blood. As a scent, it promotes good sleep. Most common uses are for inflammation, antibacterial purposes, and sleep promotion.
Rose: Stimulates immune response to skin afflictions and is known to aid in healthy skin management. Most common uses are for wounds, headaches, and infections.
Sage: Used to stimulate immune response to skin afflictions and help support healthy skin management. Also used to aid in cellulite control. Most common uses are for eczema, hemorrhoids, itching, cellulite, herpes, wounds, and hair.
Tarragon: Supports muscular health, helps regulate healthy bacteria management and in the maintenance of healthy skin. Tarragon is also used to modulate natural body odor. Most common uses are for natural deodorant, antibacterial purposes, and muscle spasms.
Fraser Fir: Aids in congestion relief and muscle aches and pain. Most common uses are for congestion and muscles.
Mint: Good aid in maintaining healthy skin, regulating bacteria management, and deflecting mosquitoes. In aromatherapy, mint is used to stimulate the mind. Most common uses are for insect repellent, allergic skin, and mind stimulant.
Lemongrass: Helps regulate healthy bacteria management, supports mood balance and promotes concentration. Commonly used to aid in the deflection of mosquitoes. Most common uses are for insect repellent, fungus, and concentration.
Green Tea: Aids in reduction of redness, irritation, and inflammation of the skin. Contains an antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin Gallate which protects the skin from DNA damage caused by UV radiation and free radicals. Green Tea is also skin hydrating and serves in the maintenance of bacteria management. Most common uses are for acne, skin hydration, UV radiation damage, and antibacterial purposes.