Herb waters/Ark or say hydrosols are steam distilled water prepared through the traditional technique of deg-bhapka method suitable for consumption, application, and inhalation.
These hydrosol (derive their name from HYDRO/Water + SOL/Solution) are rich with water-soluble nutrients making them highly therapeutic – healthy & effective to use in our day to day life for multipurpose like skin toner, food flavor, Tea drops, medicine/supplement, aromatherapy or say wet the wipe.
At SNAANA we believe in one bottle multiple-use concept similar to what was practiced in earlier times. A bottle of rose water/khus water at home served multiple purposes from being a skin toner, food flavoring- sweet savories and beverages to a room freshener. Although nowadays the competitive – the profit-driven market is flourished with products based on their usage like Rosewater for skin use, often inedible compromising with purity to make it cost-effective hence labeled as “meant for external use only “ or say “For cosmetic use only “.
Making the different herb water/Ark through the ancient technique of steam distillation is a purely natural method completely free from chemicals & preservatives similar to our Earth’s rain process. Hence the prepared water can be stored for more than a year without the use of preservatives.
100% Chemical free
No Added Colour
No Added Fragrance
A bottle of hydrosol/Herb water can be used for different purposes at home like cooking, skin care, diffuser, medicine, tea drops etc. Using a hydrosol prepared with steam distillation is a way to go chemical and preservative free in our day to day life.
The herbs in the form of roots, leaves, bark, stem, flower/petals, fruit/peel etc. are sourced directly from the different farms from different regions across India wherever they are grown. Please visit the product page of each herb water to know more.
The herb is steam distilled through the traditional method of distillation also known as Deg-Bhapka method to make nutrient rich - highly effective and aromatic & flavorful water. The water derives its nutrients & aroma from the herb only.If the herb is edible, the water prepared from it too is edible.
The steam distillation technique is like our earth's natural rain cycle where evaporation - condensation- droplets of water takes place. Any contamination/debris is left behind and the evaporated water when condensed- turned into droplets of water is a pure distilled water that easily stays without the use of preservatives for more than a year when stored properly.
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.
A bottle of herb water/ark can be used for different purposes like skin toner, food flavour, tea drops, medicine/supplement, diffuser - aromatherapy etc. This concept of one bottle multiple use was in practice in traditional times before the industrial revolution took place making different products based on their usage like edible/non-edible, cosmetic grade, food grade etc.
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.