- Distillation Method: Hydro
- Country of Origin: France
- Plant Part: Flower
- Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
About the Oil: This very wonderful ‘premium’ Lavender hydrosol comes from the distillate water from Lavender oil’s distillation process. It is excellent for use with children, as well as daily skin-toning.
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About The Plant
A woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow, linear leaves and flowers on blunt spikes of a beautiful violet-blue color. The whole plant is highly aromatic. Lavandula angustifolia is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, now cultivated all over the world. The oil is produced mainly in France, as well as Spain, Italy, England, Australia, Tasmania, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, etc.
About The Oil
Lavender Hydrosol is created by collecting the water in the steam distillation process of Lavender flowers in making the essential oil. Hydrosols retain a soft muted scent of the plant, not like the essential oil. However, Hydrosols still retain many of the therapeutic properties of the essential oil. Lavender hydrosol is wonderful ingredient to use when making linen or body sprays, in place of distilled water. This allows you to add the extra benefits of lavender in any spray you make. Hydrosols can be used alone as well. They can be used as a face mist to refresh or tone the skin.
Lavendula comes from lavare, meaning 'to wash' in Latin and its antiseptic qualities are well-known. The familiar, sweet aroma rendered it known as the 'nose herb' in ancient times. Lavender has been used for centuries as a calming yet reviving oil and commonly added to linen as a sleep aid, as a flavoring agent for water or alcoholic beverages and in baths, massage oils and tonics to help relieve stress-related ailments.
It was Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, the man who coined the term ‘aromatherapy', who observed the healing effects of lavender oil when he burnt his hand in a laboratory accident. Now lavender oil is commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin.
Synergistic blending companions include: most citrus and floral oils, Cedarwood, Clove, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Labdanum, Oakmoss, Vetiver, and Patchouli.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.