The organically prepared Steam distilled water of fresh plant material like petals, roots, stems, buds, bark and leaves is also known as hydrosol. This is produced through the steam distillation method just like the earth’s natural rain process. Distillation removes the impurities, bacteria and other contaminants, so no preservative is required when stored properly in a clean sterile container. Hydrosol benefits the human body and skin when consumed and applied for desired benefits.
These herbal distillate, floral/herbal water-soluble nutrients rich water can be used as natural & healthy food flavours, aromatherapy, face toners, make- up remover, perfume, replace the facial mask recipe water with Hydrosol, linen spray etc.
And as per the herb benefits – the hydrosols can be used to treat indigestion, cramping, cold and cough and many more human body disorders.
Hydrosols are nutrient rich highly therapeutic water and when incorporated in a skin care routine provides skin surface the needed nutrients & hydration. It helps in better absorption of face oil/cream which keeps skin soft, smooth & hydrated for the whole day. A skin care routine is incomplete without a hydrosol, a need usually felt by those who use hydrosols in their daily life.
Finding pure organic hydrosols is a challenge in today’s world that is full of deceiving products, especially for a layman. In India, SNAANA is a brand that uses the ancient technique of steam distillation to produce the hydrosols. The hydrosols that SNAANA make can be used not only for skincare use but for multiple use like adding to your food recipes, diffuser, supplement, immunity booster etc. SNAANA makes more than 40 different hydrosols. The brand strongly believes that if the herb is edible then the hydrosol of that very herb should be edible too.
The advancement in hydrosols have been lacking in this century past few decades due to more firm belief in allopathic medicine. This ignorance has led to no legal definition of hydrosol and its application/usage related information. The hydrosols have great therapeutic efficiency which has flown as a piece of information from generation to generation. But think about it, if we can take a teaspoon of carom or peppermint from the kitchen to overcome indigestion, then why a teaspoon of carom or peppermint can’t be consumed to reap the same benefit. After all hydrosols are steam distilled water of the herbs.
Eucalyptus hydrosol is highly beneficial for application and inhalation. Eucalyptus is super effective during respiratory concerns like cough, blocked nose, sinusitis etc. It acts as a decongestant that helps breathe easily and improve the overall wellbeing, reducing the stress and tiredness. The water can be run in a diffuser to reap the benefit. The hydrosol of eucalyptus is a skin tonic that benefits oily skin condition like acne- pimples. Mosquitoes are repellent to eucalyptus. It is also used as mouth rinse – oral care.
The lack of focus on plant derived – ancient techniques have led to people not aware of hydrosols. Though in the last decade there is growing desire for natural products, hence hydrosols are making a comeback. Hydrosols are one of the best, pure and efficient sources to act as medicine, health & wellness drink, food flavoring agent, skin care ingredient and much more.
Hydrosols are steam distilled water that contains the used plant- herb water soluble nutrients in it. Hydro means water & sol means solution, hence hydrosol means a water solution. In other words hydrosols are in the form of water containing the whole plant hydrophilic & lipophilic nutrients.
Yes, we can drink the hydrosol as an immunity booster. Just make sure to buy hydrosol prepared from the herbs that are immunity builders like holy basil, marjoram, clove, black pepper etc. If the herb is edible, the hydrosol of that herb is edible too
Hydrosols are tonic for the skin provided when used the right herb hydrosol suiting your skin and the right way. For example, an individual with oily skin finds hydrosols of orange, peppermint, eucalyptus beneficial than the hydrosol of vetiver or marigold.
Hydrosols are herb’s water soluble nutrient solution with negligible to none oil (essential oil) molecules suspended in it. Hydrosols are moisturizing only when used with any cold pressed oil/face & body oil/cream. The nutrient rich water plus oil/cream helps quick absorption in skin pores & long lasting hydration and moisturization.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.