Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols
Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols

Pure Essential Oil Hydrosols

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Hydrosols are floral waters, hydroflorats flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. Hydrosols are the pure natural water that is produced during the distillation process. Hydrosols are only produced through steam, hydro or hydro/distillation. Water is needed for a hydrosol to occur.

The plant material is placed into the retort (still) or distillation tank. The steam hits the plant, the water boils the material softening the scent or secretory cells releasing the essential oil that is contained within as a vapor. This essential oil vapor mixes with the steam and is separated again as the steam cools in the condensing tank. As the steam cools, the essential oil molecules separate from the steam (now as cooled water) and float on the water (except for the very few of them which sink) and the water, now is called the hydrosol, or sometimes, the hydrolat is syphoned off.

The highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted artisan distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong. They are wonderful to use with children and pets!

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