Définition : Lavender hydrosol, also called *floral water* comes from the cooled water vapor collected by the distillation process of lavender.
Type of lavender used: The type of lavender used for the distillation of the lavender hydrosol is French lavender, also called fine lavender, true lavender, officinale lavender or Lavandula angustifolia.
Composition: Lavender *lavandula angustifolia* is composed of linalol, linalyl acetate, terpiene-4, (known for its antiseptic properties) lavandulol, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins (natural aromatic substance)
Extraction process: Lavender hydrosol is obtained by distillation by steam distillation. This extraction process is a process that dates back centuries. The distillation apparatus we use is a replica of the distillers used in the 17th century. (apart from the thermometer!),
During distillation, the water vapor charged with aromatic molecules condenses into a liquid which separates into two elements:
- the water-insoluble essential oil of lavender floats on the upper part,
- lavender hydrosol, aqueous solution, containing a low concentration of lavender essential oil.
At Les Jardins arômes & saveurs, we use spring water and naturally grown lavender, without fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
We valorize the distillation residues by using them as compost for the soil amendment of the gardens / fine herbs section.
The benefits of lavender hydrosol: Our lavender hydrosol comes in a metal container with an atomizer to spray the lavender hydrosol on the surface of the skin to refresh or relieve.
Lavender hydrosol is known for its antiseptic and regenerating properties: It is used to take care of combination to oily skin, dull and tired skin, acne-prone skin and sensitive skin.
Regenerative: It promotes cell renewal, allowing the skin to revitalize itself and to tone the epidermis. Thanks to its repairing action, it promotes the healing of cutaneous imperfections caused by pimples
Skin care – cleansing effect: It purifies the skin and deeply cleanses, removing impurities that clog the pores of the skin. It cleanses the epidermis while softening and leaves a fresh relaxing scent. Lavender hydrosol can also be used as a cleanser before applying skin care.
Use: Apply the lavender hydrosol on a wadding or cotton pad to the entire face morning and/or evening. Complete the treatment by applying your serum or skin cream.
Hair care – sanitizing the scalp: Lavender hydrosol sanitizes oily scalps.
How to use: Apply to freshly washed, still damp hair
Skin irritation – Minor burns and sunburn – Soothing: Due to its antiseptic properties and its freshness, it relieves superficial burns caused by sunburn.
Use: apply as an atomizer to the area to be relieved
Preservation: Our lavender hydrosol is pure, natural and without preservatives. We recommend that you store it in the refrigerator and use it quickly after opening, at the latest within 6 months of its first use.
Contraindication: There is no contraindication to the use of lavender hydrosol, compared to its essential oil. Lavender hydrosol can be used by pregnant women, breastfeeding women or young children.
However, lavender hydrosol is used topically. It is not recommended to ingest it or apply it to mucous membranes of the skin such as the eyes and genitals.