Melissa Hydrolat

£7.67 £33.54

Lemon aroma and flavour

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

Melissa | Latin name: Melissa Officinalis | Aromatic waters by distillation of Flowering Tops | Plant family: Lamiaceae

A sweet-scented herb about 60cm high, soft and busy with bright green serrated leaves, square stems and tiny white or pink flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region but now common throughout Europe, Middle Asia, North America, North Africa and Siberia. It is mainly cultivated in France, Spain, Germany and Russia.

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

Calming but not sedative; digestive and anti-nausea; promotes relaxation; moderate anti-oxidant; cleanser for all skin types; good for baby bath, cradle cap or wet wipes; help for exam jitters.

Anit infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral calming, circulatory, analgesic, anticoagulant, digestive, expectorant, sedative and a stimulant.

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.

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

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-hazardous.

69-73% Aldehydes
10% Ketones

Melissa Hydrolat MSDS
Hydrolat Safety & Information 

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