Hydrolates or hydrosols, more commonly known as flower waters, refer to the condensate by-product of essential oil distillation. The water obtained is packed full of natural benefits. Hydrolates have been used for centuries for their various therapeutic properties.
In the middle ages, plants were distilled in water purely to obtain the hydrolate, and the essential oil that was produced would often just be discarded. Their popularity faded drastically over the years to a point where their use is now very rare compared to their synthetic counterparts. However, people are again starting to realise that hydrolates are very potent skin care ingredients, and their popularity is increasing.
True hydrolates such as Aromantic’s range are very effective, but be cautious of fake hydrolates available elsewhere that won’t contain nearly as many benefits!