If you’re an essential oil lover, then you most likely have heard of floral water. Likewise known as hydrosol, floral water is basically the byproduct of steam distillation which is a process used to make essential oils. This explains why it has a pretty similar aroma profile but with a more diluted formulation.
Floral water is also water-soluble, which means you can add it into your skincare routine to achieve moisturised and revitalized skin. Since it contains all of the essences and therapeutic properties that essential oils have, albeit milder, you can use it directly on your skin and face without the need for a carrier oil.
How to Use Floral Waters
Floral waters can be used in a variety of ways, making them a versatile part of your daily routine. Here are a few ideas:
- Skin toner – Floral waters’ pH level make them an amazing toner that you can directly apply to your skin to cleanse and even protect it. You can apply them directly before you apply your moisturiser. They can also help hydrating and balancing your skin’s pH level and may even improve acne, irritation, and redness.
- DIY skincare – You can choose to use a floral water on its own, but you can also mix it with other natural DIY beauty products. It works as a base for just about anything, be it for a room spray, a body mist, or even a bug repellent. You may need to add a preservative though, as any water-based ingredient is sensitive to bacteria growth.
- Sunburn Soother – If you forgot to apply sunblock on your skin and are now suffering from sunburn, you can apply lavender floral water to the affected area to soothe and calm the painful feeling.
- Air Freshener – They also work as an all-around air freshener too! Simply spray it on your room and enjoy that aromatherapeutic benefit it offers.
What Are the Benefits of Floral Waters and Hydrosols?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that floral waters can offer a wide range of amazing benefits which include toning the skin, tightening pores, soothing and freshening, and even promoting healing. However, there can be some variations depending on which plant they were extracted from.
Since floral waters are basically essential oils without the health constraints, they can be used by children and pregnant and breastfeeding women without any complications. Even those who have very sensitive skin can use them without any issue.
It’s important to choose good quality and pure hydrosols. Many brands will add synthetic chemicals or other ingredients to their hydrosols, so check labels carefully when purchasing one! We only sell 100% pure and organic hydrosols.
What’s the Best Floral Water for Your Skin Type
To achieve the best results, we recommend choosing the right floral water depending on your skin type. Here’s a breakdown to get started:
- Combination skin – rose hydrosol or lavender hydrosol
- Dry skin – rose hydrosol
- Mature skin – rose hydrosol
- Oily skin – lavender hydrosol
Lavender hydrosol has a smell that is quite different from lavender essential oil and that some people do not like because it’s unexpected. I personally love using lavender hydrosol on my combination skin, but if you’re new to floral waters, I would recommend starting with rose hydrosol. If you like the smell of roses, you’ll love using rose water!
Both are 100% pure and organic, without any artificial ingredients added. This means you won’t have anything to worry about nor will you experience any side effects on the skin such as irritation, dryness, and redness.