Lavender Hydrolat

£7.56 £32.97 inc VAT

Eases stress & tension

Hydrolats are gentle and effective. Aromatic waters or Hydrolats are waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils.

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Description

Lavender | Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowering Tops | Plant family: Lamiaceae

This hardy herb has a delicate purple-blue flower in spring and summer. It is not to be confused with larger cross-breeds of the lavender family, such as spike or Lavandin, as it does not have the same chemical properties, or appearance, being much smaller and less spectacular. Common to Europe, the flower from this plant yields one of aromatherapy’s favourite essential oils.

Hydrolats, aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials during the production of essential oils. Hydrolats are gentle and effective, containing only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material, also microscopic drops of the essential oils.

Properties

The saying ‘if in doubt use lavender’ is, in the main, true: soothing on damaged or fragile skin; antiseptic, children and babies love it! Spritz for hot flushes; masks, cleanser, toner, for all skin types; calms sunburn, razor burn, in colonics for irritated bowel; compress for headaches; a great balancing hydrolat for mind, body, spirit; a lovely refreshing beverage. Anti-infectious, antiviral, bactericidal, decongestant, stimulating, analgesic,  anti-inflammatory, calming, digestive, stimulant.

Price and Price (2004) have found that lavender hydrolat is revitalising and relaxing and that it helps reduce a headache and migraine symptoms.

Hydrolat Properties and Meanings 

Methods of Use

Skin Treatments
Use hydrolats as cleansers, toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers.  Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.

Room Freshener
Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.  Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.

Mouthwash & Gargle
Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.

Baths
Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath.  Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths for thrush, candida, haemorrhoids, constipation, vaginal spasm and other complaints.

Compress
Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated.  For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth.  Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.  A hot or cold water bottle can be used to enhance the effects.

Health Drink
To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.  Also suitable for babies and children in smaller amounts, up to 500mls per day.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-Hazardous

56-69% Alcohols
18-19% Ketones

Lavender Hydrolat MSDS
Hydrolat Safety & Information 

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