One of the main traditional uses for eau de rose is for reputedly balancing hormones during the menopause.
As a linen spray
The hydrolat can be used undiluted in a spray bottle for spraying bed linen, towels and mattresses. It can also be used for spraying clothes before ironing and to generally freshen rooms and workspaces. Because the aroma is so relaxing and refreshing, the whole atmosphere of your home and the moods of the people in it will be instantly calmed.
“Rose hydrolat is probably the one I would never be without!”
Hydrolats are the aromatic waters produced by the steam distillation of botanical material, usually during the production of essential oils. Hydro means water and lat comes from the word for milk, because when fresh these waters can be cloudy or milky from the suspended soluble plant extracts.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. They contain only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant material plus microscopic drops of the essential oils. They may be used undiluted without problems but it is usually unnecessary as they are just as effective in dilution – less can be more! Generally calming and soothing.
METHODS OF USE
Use hydrolats as facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment.
Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath.
Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to ease everyday stresses and strains. For a cold compress use a cold cloth and for warm, use a warm cloth.
For further professional advice on using hydrolats please contact us directly.