Lavender hydrosol, sometimes called lavender flower water, is a byproduct of the steam distillation of lavender flowers. It is widely used in natural skincare as a botanical ingredient. In this blog, we’ll be talking about its beauty benefits. Let’s get started!
How is Lavender Hydrosol Produced?
This floral water is produced when parts of the lavender plant, generally the flowers and the stems, are brewed with water in a large vessel. The rising temperature in the container causes the glands in the plant material to release essential oils and plant essence. The oil rises through a condenser and is collected in a separate container.
Meanwhile, the resulting fragrant water that was steamed with the plant results in a hydrosol. It contains a small percentage of essential oils, as well as the water-soluble components of the plant material.
Appearance and Odor
Lavender hydrosol appears as a milky, non-viscous liquid with a slightly acidic pH. Its aroma is more herbal and grassy with a light floral note. Its scent is not as strong as that of lavender essential oil.
Skincare Benefits of Lavender Hydrosol
Lavender hydrosol is generally considered safe to use. Unlike essential oils, it is gentle enough to use on a daily basis and on all skin types. There are also no known contraindications for use on or around babies or pets.
It is an excellent skin cleanser and toner. Lavender water has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that keep the skin and fresh throughout the day. It can also help reduce redness caused by acne due to its skin-soothing properties.
Lavender floral water also helps provide extra hydration to dry skin. It can be added to moisturizers and hydrating toners to boost the skin’s moisture levels.