100% pure natural essential oils pre-blended massage oils    find us on facebook                                                                          the world of pure essential oils
member of the CTFA 
caucheteux approved quality
 
guaranteed quality of pure essential oils

 

Click here to Shop in South Africa (Suid Afrika)

Click here to Shop for the rest of the World

OR

Click here to shop via our new website - www.Agelesshealth.co.za - for discounted prices

 

Home
Contact us
Shopping security


INFORMATION

OTHER

Floral waters (also known as hydrolats and hydrosols)

The use of floral waters, also known as hydrolats and hydrosols, went out of fashion for a decade or so, but is once again back with us with renewed vigor and is even more popular than ever.

floral waters hydrolats hydrosols

Many retailers and postal supply companies are offering "essential oil water sprays" - but they are not real floral waters. Floral waters cannot be made unless they are part of the distillation process of essential oil extraction.

The re-constituted floral waters so often seen, where small amounts of essential oil is mixed with water plus a dispersing agent added to the mixture - is not a floral water.

Manufacture of floral water / hydrosols Floral waters hydrosols hydrolats rose water flower water

Floral waters are formed during the extraction process, when the botanical material is subjected to distillation. While the essential oil of the plant material is drawn off and sold as pure essential oil, the remaining water still contains certain constituents of the plant material, even when filtered and cleaned.

These floral waters contain the water soluble constituents and are free from the lipophillic substances that make up the essential oils - such as the hydrocarbons, oxides, esters, ethers etc, yet contain a whole bevy of their own ingredients

It is this filtered water, with the remaining plant and fragrance molecules that are referred to as floral waters, hydrolats or hydrosols.

Although rosewater and witch-hazel are the best known of the floral waters, there are actually a few more. Our list below is not complete, but it does indicate the scope of floral waters available.

Please note, we do not sell floral waters, only pure essential oils.

List of floral waters floral waters hydrosols rose water
(the hyperlinks refer to the corresponding essential oils)

Chamomile Calming, soothing and relaxing with German chamomile containing anti-inflammatory properties
Geranium rose Balancing and uplifting
Lavender Calming and therapeutic to the skin
Neroli (orange blossom) Energizing and hydrating for all skin types
Rosemary Stimulating and energizing
Rose Soothing to all skin types
Sandalwood Harmonizing and soothing for all skin types
Witch hazel Refreshing and astringent – could be drying for some skin types

Use of floral water use of floral waters

Floral waters are often used as an ingredient in skin toners and tonics, yet on their own can also be used for a quick pick-me-up by simply spraying them onto the skin, or in the air.

To have a look at some recipes for home-made skin toners, please click here, and for recipes on other home-made skincare products, please click here.

Floral waters are also included in some baking recipes and cake decorating icings.

 

essential oils
Headings of links underneath

 

Use of essential oils

 


Links to essential oils, carrier oils and specialized pre-blended oils
Allspice
Aniseed
Basil
Bay
Benzoin
Bergamot
Black pepper
Cajuput
Calamus
Camomile
Camphor
Caraway
Carrot seed
Cassia
Cedarwood
Chamomile
Cinnamon
Citronella
Clary sage
Clove
Coriander
Cypress
Dill
Eucalyptus
Fennel
Frankincense
Geranium
Ginger
Grapefruit
Helichrysum
Hyssop
Jasmine
Juniper
Lavandin
Lavender
Lemon
Lemongrass
Lemon verbena
Lime
Mandarin
Marjoram
Melissa
Myrrh
Neroli
Niaouli
Nutmeg
Orange
Origanum
Palma rosa
Patchouli
Peppermint
Petitgrain
Pimento
Pine
Rose
Rose geranium
Rosemary
Rosewood
Sage
Sandalwood
Spearmint
Spikenard
Tagetes
Tangerine
Thyme
Tea tree
Vetiver
Ylang-ylang
ESSENTIAL OILS
NOT SOLD BY US
Angelica
Baobab oil
Marula oil
Birch
Bitter almond
Boldo
Buchu
Cardamom
Cumin
Elemi
Mugwort
Mustard
Pennyroyal
Rose otto
Rue
Sassafras
Tansy
Tarragon
Savin
Thuja
Tuberose
Vanilla
Wintergreen
Wormseed
Wormwood
Yarrow Muscle & Joint
Relaxation
Sensual
Anti-cellulite
Circulation
Hair & Scalp
Dry & Mature Skin
Insomnia
Baby
Vein & Artery
Sunburn
OTHER OILS
Rosehip oil
Neem oil Almond oil
Aloe vera oil
Apricot kernel oil
Avocado oil
Calendula oil
Evening primrose oil
Grape seed oil
Hazelnut oil
Jojoba oil
Macadamia oil
Olive oil
Sesame oil
Walnut oil
Wheatgerm oil
CARRIER OILS
NOT SOLD BY US
Pumpkin seed oil
Safflower oil
Sunflower oil

 

Recipes

 

Safety with essential oils

 

Related articles

 

Manufacture of essential oils

 

Holistic and alternative medicine

 

Treatment of ailments with essential oils

  • If you are suffering from any medical condition please contact your licensed medical practitioner.
  • The treatments listed below relies on alternative healing with essential oils, and please note that no clinical trials or results are available and rests heavily on anecdotal proof.
Abdominal pain
Abscess
Acne
Addictions
Anal fissures
Athlete's foot
Bad breath
Bedsores
Bleeding
Bleeding gums
Blepharitis
Blisters
Boils
Breathing difficulty
Bronchitis
Bruises
Burns
Carbuncles
Catarrh
Chapped lips
Chilblains
Circulation
Cold sores
Colds
Conjunctivitis
Constipation
Coughs
Cuts
Diarrhea
Diverticulosis
Dysmenorrhoea
Ear infections
Fainting
Fever
Flu
Frostbite
Gingivitis
Grazes
Halitosis
Hay fever
Headaches
Heart palpitations
Heartburn
Hiccups
High blood pressure
Influenza
Insect bites
Insomnia
Jetlag
Laryngitis
Leg cramps
Lumbago
Mouth ulcers
Nausea
Neuralgia
Nosebleed
Pneumonia
Shock
Sinusitis
Sore throat
Splinter
Sty
Swollen ankles
Toothache
Varicose veins
Wounds

pci dss compliant
website and shopping security
sallamander concepts
Ageless herbal products

Incorporated into

Agelesshealth
Cellumend anti-cellulite cream

Incorporated into

Agelesshealth
Olinat pure natural facial moisturizing cream

Incorporated into

Agelesshealth
Sanitoets home test kits and testing strips

 

pure essential oils by esoteric oils cc
  HOME 

American and international orders    South African orders

Contact us Shipping information     Security information on website and shopping cart
Index of essential oils      Search our site      Treating ailments with essential oils
Dilution rates      Ways to use essential oils     Links
All material is protected under international copyright law.

© Copyright Sallamander Concepts (Pty) Ltd 1998 - 2017.
 

The entire content of this website is copyrighted - including text, photographs, logos, metatags etc., and no part whatsoever may be copied and used - privately, for educational purposes or publishing or for commercial application - without the written permission of Sallamander Concepts (Pty) Ltd.

Unauthorized copying or use of any of our copyrighted material may result in both criminal and civil action.

 

Our site is kept current and was last updated 1 January 2017.