Roman Chamomile Hydrosol
Hydrosols are also known as Flower Waters, Hydroflorates, Hydrolats and Essential Oils Distillate Waters. All of these terms mean the same thing. Our Roman Chamomile Hydrosol is produced here in the USA.
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
Roman Chamomile Hydrosol is very soothing and relaxing. It soothes rashes and makes an excellent toner for dry skin. Roman Chamomile Hydrosol is a mild astringent.
Roman Chamomile is a small, fragrant, hairy-stemmed perennial herb with white daisy-like flowers. Its Latin name is Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis, and it is also known as “English Chamomile” or “True Chamomile.” Long considered a wonderfully comforting herb, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil has many soothing applications for both the mind and the body. It is so gentle, in fact, that in addition to being used to protect dry skin, Roman Chamomile is one of the few essential oils that may be applied to skin which has become inflamed. This makes it a wonderful Hydrosol for topical use.
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 Roman Chamomile Hydrosol, store in a cool dark area or refrigerate. Spritzing a Hydrosol that has been chilled can feel extra refreshing.