Chamomile – Anthemis nobilis
Chamomile hydrosol has a sweet, slightly earthy aroma typical of apples . It is very gentle and provides subtle soothing properties to support hydration of the skin. Safe for all skin types and babies.
Creams / Lotions: Add small amounts (up to 10%) to creams or lotions for a delicate aroma and enhanced hydration. Stir thoroughly.
Sprays: Mix 2–50% with distilled or RO water in a spray bottle for a cooling facial mist. Add small amounts of other hydrosols, glycerine or any water soluble extracts such as aloe, cucumber, green tea. Shake well and use in first aid for minor cuts, wounds, burns etc. May be spryaed or applied with cotton swabs.
This ingredient is not recommended for anhydrous (no water) products.
Storage: True hydrosols have a realtively short shelf life. if stored in the refrigerator or cool place below 50 F they should last at least 1 year
All of our hydrosols are sourced directly from the process of the distillation of plant material to produce essential oils or hydrosol. We do not sell “floral waters” or manufactured aromatic waters which are created by dissolving essential oils with chemicals or alcohols in water. We could show you how to do that on your own. Hydrosols have a unique chemistry and energy which can’t be replicated by disolving fragrance or essential oils in water.
Many hydrosols which are the byproduct of distilling an essential oil may not smell quite like the essential oil, as only the water soluble traces of the oil contribute to the aroma. Hydrosols are better used in manufacturing where the water must be heated to high temperatures as the aroma will survive and not evaporate or oxidize.
Hydrosols – A by-product from the distillation of essential oils. Most common are orange blossom, rose, lavender, rosemary and chamomile. If an essential oils has been distilled then its hydrosol exists. In most cases, hydrosols are very pleasant and friendly to the skin. These waters are mildly antiseptic, astringent, and lightly fragrant. They can be applied directly to the skin as a toner, mixed with creams, in facial compresses, lotions or used as a body splash. A great alternative to essential oils when treating children and are often referred to as the ‘gentle aromatherapy.’ When possible, use instead of just water. Conversely, a plant can be distilled which does not produce an essential oil, but does have aromatic and therapeutic properties such as witch hazel or sweetgrass.