Hydrosols

“Hydrosols are the condensate water co-produced during the steam or hydro-distillation 
of plant material for therapeutic purposes.” - Suzanne Catty

For this reason, hydrosols are sometimes referred to as floral waters, distillates or hydrolats. As far back as the 11th century, plant material was distilled expressly for the hydrosols they produced; essential oils were considered the by-product and often tossed aside. Hydrosols were most in use during the 18th century in Europe. Due to the high volume of hydrosol that was produced, new uses for the essential oils were researched. Through this research, essential oils became more valuable. Today, essential oils are much more common therapeutically than hydrosols, but many feel that hydrosols are an invaluable tool for practical applications in daily life.

Our hydrosols are 100% pure distillate water from the extraction process and free of any additives. Many other products on the market are merely water, essential oil, and an emulsifier. Other brands may even have the additions of vegetable glycerin, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, potassium sorbate, citric acid, dimethicone defoamer, and are not always displayed on the label. Even in trace amounts, we consider these additions adulterations. If you are planning to use hydrosols as therapeutic healing agents you must demand pure, fresh, clean product free of anything other than the distillate water.

 

  • GOLDENROD (Solidago Canadensis) HYDROSOL GOLDENROD (Solidago Canadensis) HYDROSOL

    GOLDENROD (Solidago Canadensis) HYDROSOL

    Latin Name: Solidago canadensis Status: USA Washington organic Description: Goldenrod hydrosol is a strong anti-inflammatory and also works as an anti-spasmodic making it great for sore muscles and to aid in repetitive strain injuries. Use it as a...

    $53.99
  • WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana) DISTILLATE

    WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana) DISTILLATE

    Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana Cultivation: Conventional   Preparation: Witch Hazel is one of the most delicate of hydrosols known and because of its unstable nature, it is not available commercially without the addition of a preservative...

    $19.99
  • ROSE (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol ROSE (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol

    ROSE (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Rosa damascena Status: Bulgaria organic Description: Rose hydrosol is the quintessential remedy for the emotional roller coaster of life. It is indicated for grief, anger, irritation, aggression and depression. It is helpful to comfort...

    $22.99
  • ROSE GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) Hydrosol ROSE GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) Hydrosol

    ROSE GERANIUM (Pelargonium graveolens) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens Status: leaves ~ USA N. California organic Description: Rose Geranium hydrosol, like the essential oil, is balancing and harmonizing to the skin and emotions for all ages. It is indicated for sensitive, acneic, oily,...

    $38.99
  • LAVENDER (Lavandula vera) Hydrosol LAVENDER (Lavandula vera) Hydrosol

    LAVENDER (Lavandula vera) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Lavandula vera Status: Bulgaria organic Description: Lavender hydrosol is used as a facial mist on damaged or fragile skin. Add it to powdered masks, or use as a makeup remover. Mist after shaving to prevent ingrown hairs. Use when...

    $16.99
  • COMFREY (Symphytum officinalis) Hydrosol COMFREY (Symphytum officinalis) Hydrosol

    COMFREY (Symphytum officinalis) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Symphytum officinalis Status: USA Washington organic (leaves) Description: A perennial favourite in herbal medicine. Comfrey makes an unusual appearance as a hydrosol. It is known for its spectacular wound healing properties. It reduces...

    $45.99
  • GERMAN CHAMOMILE (Matricaria recutita) Hydrosol GERMAN CHAMOMILE (Matricaria recutita) Hydrosol

    GERMAN CHAMOMILE (Matricaria recutita) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Matricaria recutita flower Status: USA Washington organic Description: German Chamomile is highly anti-inflammatory and as such, would be perfectly suited for use as a compress and in wound cleaning. Pair with Lavender hydrosol for minor...

    $53.99
  • CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus) Hydrosol CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus) Hydrosol

    CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus) Hydrosol

    Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus Status: USA Washington organic Description: Cornflower Hydrosol (also known as Bluet) has an extremely delicate scent. It is best known as an effective eyewash and compress for tired, swollen eyes. It is mildly astringent,...

    $43.99