Définition : L’hydrolat de lavande, aussi appelée *eau florale* provient de la vapeur d’eau refroidie et recueillie par procédé de distillation de la lavande.
Type de lavande utilisée : Le type de lavande utilisé pour la distillation de l’hydrolat de lavande est la lavande française, aussi appelée lavande fine , lavande vraie, lavande officinale ou Lavandula angustifolia.
Composition: The lavender *lavandula angustifolia* is composed of linalool, acetate e linalyl, terpiene-4, (known for its antiseptic properties) lavandulol, flavonoids, tannins, coumarins (natural aromatic substance)
Extraction process: Lavender hydrosol is obtained from 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 molecule condenses into a liquid that separates into two elements:
o lavender essential oil insoluble in water, floats on the upper part,
o lavender hydrosol, aqueous solution, containing a low concentration of lavender essential oil.
At Les Jardins, we use spring water and naturally grown lavender, without fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
We valorize distillation residues by using them as compost for garden soil amendment / herb section.
The benefits of lavender hydrosol: Our lavender hydrosol is supplied in a metal container equipped 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 regenerative 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 and tone the epidermis. Thanks to its restorative action, it promotes the healing of skin 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 deposits a fresh relaxing smell. Lavender hydrosol can also be used as a cleanser before applying a skin care.
Use: Apply lavender hydrosol on cotton wool or cotton wool all over the face morning and/or evening. Complete the treatment by applying your serum or skin cream.
Hair care – scalp cleanser: Lavender hydrosol cleanses oily scalps.
Use: Apply to fresh, washed, still damp hair.
Skin irritation – Minor burns and sunburn – Soothing: Thanks to its antiseptic properties and freshness, it relieves superficial burns caused by sunburn.
Use: Apply as an atomizer to the area to be relieved.
Conservation: Our lavender hydrosol is pure, natural and preservative-free. We advise you to store it in the refrigerator and use it soon 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 in young children.
However, lavender hydrosol is used topically. It is not recommended to ingest or apply it to mucous membranes of the skin such as the eyes and genitals.