The aroma of this Lavender Hydrosol is beautiful, its potency is similar to that of the oil, rather than being a 'weaker' or more subtle version of Lavender.
The following is a description of the uses of Lavender Hydrosol from the book "Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy" by Suzanne Catty:
“The pH is normally close to that of most ‘balanced’ cosmetic products, making it ideal for every skin type on a regular basis. Added to ready-made skin-care products, it will not alter their intended properties and adds a delightful fragrance and its own beneficial cooling and healing therapeutics. Lavender is rightly famed for its regenerative effects on damaged or fragile skin. Add it to masks with oatmeal for a non-drying deep cleanse; use it daily as a makeup remover and cleanser, applied with a cotton ball. Mist the face and neck throughout the day to combat excessively dry atmospheres.
Spray skin both before and after shaving or hair removal to reduce inflammation, get a closer shave, and prevent ingrown hairs. Indispensable for skin care when travelling. Use it on the plane, all over the body, including feet and legs; carry to warmer climes for calming sunburn, heat rash, sunstroke, rashes, bug bites, and itching.
Its sweet and happy aroma makes lavender a natural for children. Use it to cleanse cuts and scrapes (for adults, too); a lavender kiss really “makes it better”. Use it to calm cranky moods and bring an end to tearful tantrums, and add it to bathwater or spray directly on the bed for a restful night’s sleep. Little girls love to have their own perfume and this one won’t cause allergies or skin reactions. Lavender is fabulous for use with babies from birth and can be added to the bath, used to clean the baby’s bottom, or combined with chamomile for diaper rash. A mist in the air in baby’s room or a spritz on parents’ clothing before tucking in will help make naps and bedtime easier to achieve. Combine with Roman chamomile for the ultimate baby blend.
Calming and cooling to body, mind, and spirit, lavender makes a refreshing room spray for home or office or in the car to calm, cleanse and refresh in traffic: goodbye, road rage. Combine it with geranium, rose or clary sage and use it hot or cold on the abdomen and back for cramps and PMS… Use it undiluted in a compress on the neck, shoulders and forehead for headaches, tension and stress."
Hydrosols are a safe, gentle way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy.
Botanicals Name: Lavendula Angustifolia
100% pure water of distillation of Lavendula angustifolia
100% natural and preservative free.
Catty, S. Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy. 2001. Healing Arts Press.