Neroli Hydrosol, aka Orange Blossom Hydrosol
Hydrosols are also known as Flower Waters, Hydroflorates, Hydrolats and Essential Oils Distillate Waters. All of these terms mean the same thing. Our Neroli Hydrosol is produced in Lebanon.
Hydrosols are produced during the steam distillation of essential oils. Plant material is placed in the still along with water. Then heat is applied to produce steam. This steam extracts the oils from the plant material and is then condensed (liquefied). The essential oils float to the top of the water and are separated from the water. But, of course, some essence and traces of the oils remain in the water. And, voila, there you have a beautiful hydrosol. For more info on Hydrosols, here’s a link to Wiki: Wiki Hydrosols
Neroli, aka Orange Blossom, yields an essential oil that is intensely floral, sweet and exotic. It is prized for its delightful, refreshing aroma. Neroli flowers are often used in weddings. Neroli Essential Oil is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way. The complexity of the aroma is often appreciated in low dilutions. That’s what makes Hydrosol an excellent way to experience the exquisite aroma of Neroli.
Hydrosol of Neroli is known for its calming and soothing properties.
Note that Flower Waters / Hydrosols have a shorter shelf life than essential oils, so we always buy in small batches and replenish our stock often. To extend the shelf life of your Neroli Hydrosol, store in a cool dark area or refrigerate. Spritzing a Hydrosol that has been chilled can feel extra refreshing.