In this section we are pleased to provide you information about the most popular Hydrosols (and their attributes) of plants that grow all over the world.
Arnica hydrosol is antiphlogistic and cicatrizand. Exterior use is recommended (in the form of compresses) in order to heal wounds and bruises and relieve muscle’s pain. Added to milk and lotion, it can combat cellulites, varicose veins, phlebitis etc.
Bassilicum hydrosol has been distinguished for its therapeutic attributes to a number of enteric and peptic disorders such as colitis, bloat, constipation and dyspepsia. It is recommended for interior use.
- Bitter Orange
It is used exteriorly for greasy and mixed skin care and helps in cellulites treatment. Also Bitter Orange is recognized as a natural deodorant.
Calendula hydrosol is an antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, anti bleeding, styptic and cicatrizant substance. It is used for cleaning and healing wounds and burns, cleaning babies when changing didies, and generally for every skin disease.
- Chamomile (Blue)
It is anti-inflammatory and used exteriorly at burns, sunburns, wounds, skin’s eruptions and psoriasis. Also, you can compress it to swollen veins and haemorrhoids and use it to clean sensitive and problematic skin (for example baby skin). Added to baby’s bath foam during its evening bath, it makes babies sleep deep.
It can stimulate endocrinal system and it is used for weight loss, dyspepsia and menstrual cramps (interior use). Exteriorly is used as mouthwash for oral hygiene and after tooth extractions for healing. Also it is used for cleaning normal and mixed skin.
It is considered as one of the most effective natural substances which can be used interiorly as blood withdrawal and depurator. Externally it is used for greasy skin and hair as well as for acne. Moreover, it can heal cellulites, dermatitis and phlebitis.
Exterior use (gargles and mouthwash) is recommended in order to combat flu, cold and cough.
It is used for many types of skin care (greasy, dry, sensitive). Additional, it helps healing of sunburns, skin’s irritation and insect’s bites (exterior use). Besides, interior use can be beneficial to water retention, menstrual cycle problems and lymphatic circulation disorders.
It is an antimicrobial, antibiotic and antiscorbutic substance. It is used for lymphatic decongestant, intestinal diseases, water retention, weight loss and indigestion. Grapefruit hydrosol is beneficial for greasy skin and hair and can be used against cellulites (external use).
It is very effective when being compressed over bruises and can help healing wounds. Its use is fatherly advised after a visti to the dentist. Helihrisum hydrosol (undiluted or diluted 50:50 with water) can be used to combat gingivitis symptoms.
Exterior use improves healing of injuries, wounds, varicose veins and light burns.
Exterior use (gargles and mouthwash) is recommended for gum infections. Also, it helps hair growing and promotes fresh breath. On the other hand, interior use can combat lymphatic congestion.
It is one of the best natural deodorants and it is widely used for all types of skin care (dry, greasy, sensitive, and normal). It alleviates men’s skin after shaving and soothes sunburns and eruptions (exterior use).
Lemon hydrosol is used exteriorly for various skin problems such as acne, greasy skin and hair, cellulites, varicose veins. Moreover, it can help combat circulation problems.
Exterior use is recommended to cure acne and improve greasy skin and hair. Also it can combat cellulites and water retention.
It has therapeutic and beneficial attributes to a number of oral diseases. It can be used as mouthwash for stomatitis, oral thrushes, gum diseases and tongue problems.
It is used for enteric problems related to colics and Crown’s disease. Also it acts against viruses, allergies and water retention. It helps pregnant women to avoid morning sickness and it is recommended for hyperkinetic children (interior use). Exterior use is recommended to clean and alleviate skin’s irritations and eczemas while Melissa can also be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
It is styptic and beneficial to sensitive and greasy skin (exterior use only). It should be diluted in combination with other hydrosols when applied to dry skin (20% Neroli – 80% Lavender, Rose or Geranium Hydrosols). Also, it can be used together with Cistus hydrosol as a cleaning lotion for irritated skin. Neroli is very scented, so it is also recommended as a natural perfume or fragrance.
It is refreshing and can assuage irritated skin. Moreover, it is antidepressant, helps to combat stress and insomnia and produces a cheery mood. It can be sprayed in the bedroom before going to sleep and added to a baby’s night bath.
It is often used for greasy skin hydration and care. Also, Orange hydrosol helps cellulites and water retention treatment (exterior use).
It is used as mouthwash and gargle for oral diseases, gum and teeth infections and hoarseness. Moreover, it is used for topical washes for mycosis, vaginal problems and genital itching (exterior use). Interior use is recommended for blood clearing, infections of the genitourinary system and general invigoration of immune system.
Bath with Peppermint (Mentha) hydrosol is very effective to greasy skin. Besides, it helps prevention of menopause’s hot flashes (exterior use, inhalations, etc). Interior use is recommended for water retention, colic and Crown’s disease.
It is refreshing, lightly styptic and considered ideal for all kinds of skin (normal, dry, greasy, sensitive, and mature). It is used for compresses, facial masks, steam baths, and can be added to all cosmetics because of its special attributes and perfume. Mixed with Cistus hydrosol it reduces wrinkles. Added in bath it has relaxing and refreshing effects. Moreover, a combination of Rose, Chamomile and Lavender hydrosol can help to combat stress, and insomnia, to heal sun burns and clean wounds. Rose hydrosol is also often used as an additive substance to many sweets and drinks.
Rosemary hydrosol can be added it to shampoo because it helps hair growing. Moreover, it is an effective natural medicine for cellulites, rheumatisms and arthritis (exterior use).
It is restorative to normal and mixed skin and can be used as an anti-wrinkle treatment. Also, it improves hair glow (especially of dark and red hair). Moreover, it alleviates tumid joints and heals gum inflammations (exterior use).
Exterior use is recommended for infected injuries. Also it is used for gargle and mouthwash in order to cure various oral diseases (hoarseness, tonsillitis, infected gums, gumboils and bad breath).
- Witch hazel
It is strongly antioxidant and thus is used against skin irritation, eruption, itch, lump, eczemas and psoriasis. Moreover, it is anti-inflammatory and cicatrizand and helps in cleaning and caring open wounds. Also, it is efficacious medicine for varicose veins and haemorrhoids (compresses and local wash). Witch hazel is the most appropriate hydrosol for mature and problematic skin and is considered as one of the most anti-ageing natural medicine.
Although it has an unpleasant smell, Yarrow hydrosol is wholesome for the circulatory and respiratory system and can support weight loss. It is used for combating hypo-thyriodism and the symptoms of menopause as well as for the regulation of the menstrual cycle. Additionally, Yarrow hydrosol is used against indigestion and pain caused by cold or flu. Also, it can be used in the form of compresses for varicose veins and phlebitis, in the form of spray for scalp or skin seborrhea and can be combined with other hydrosols although its smell is not pleasant at all.