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Tea Tree (Australia) Organic Floral Water 250ml.

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Tea Tree (Australia) Organic Floral Water 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: Fresh, sharp with a hint of spice.

Tea Tree is a traditional remedy among the Aboriginal people of Australia. More recently, scientific studies have shown that Tea Tree can combat all types of infections-bacteriel, fungal, and viral.

Effect On Skin: Tea Tree is frequently used for skin care problems such as spots and acne, warts, oily skin, athlete's foot, rashes, insect bites, and even burns and blisters. It may also be valuable in fighting colds, flu, and infectious illnesses.



Profile For Tee Tree (Australia) Floral water

Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia. Aroma: Fresh, sharp with a hint of spice.

Stabilty and Shelf Life: Fairly stable; sixteen months or more.

Properties and Applications: Antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral: tea tree does it all. Internally it is used in many ways for many conditions, including as a gargle or mouthwash for sore throat, coughs, and gingivitis or as a cough syrup when combined with honey and essential oils. Mildly mucolytic and wxpectorant, it is best combined with inula and eucalyptus or rosemary for chest infections. You can snuff a few drops up the nose for allergies and sinus congestion. Internally Combine with peppermint for bad breath resulting from poor digestion. Topically tea tree hydrosol can be used undiluted to cleanse cuts, scrapes, and wounds of all kinds. For children, combine it with lavender and keep it on hand for all the boo-boos. Skin infections of all kinds react positively to tea tree; use as a strong as you can and use clean cotton wool balls to wash the areas. Tea tree is one of the most useful oils.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Jasmine Floral Water - 250ml.

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Jasmine Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: A delicate floral aroma, similar to the essential oil.

Jasmine Floral Water has a beautiful delicate floral aroma, very similar to Jasmine oil. Jasmine water is ideal for use as a light perfume, facial toner or as a lovely room fresher.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Chamomile German Blue Floral Water - 250ml.

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Chamomile German Blue Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: Chamomile German has a sweet, straw-like fragrance.

Chamomile has a long tradition in herbal medicine. The flowers were used in many cures including herbal tea to cure insomnia. The therapeutic properties of Chamomile German oil for the skin is said to include: antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, German Chamomile contains Azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Helps Sooth inflammation and may assist with conditions such as dermatitis, acne and psoriasis and broken capillaries. Good for dry and itchy skin. May be used as an alternative to distilled water in a cleanser. A natural disinfectant with relaxing and sedative properties. Can be used as a pillow spray to induce sleep or as a facial toner. Blends well with other floral, citrus and exotic floral waters to create fragrances.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Neroli Floral Water - 250ml.

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Neroli Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: Floral, fruity, refreshing, both floral and fruity. Wear it as a purfume.

Neroli is a major antistress and calming agent, and it is mildly sedative to the central nervous system without causing sleepiness. This is the choice for hysterics in children, babies, and even adults and is wonderful treatment for sudden shock. Neroli is a wonderful treatment for delicate, sensitive skin and for oily skin, because it is so astringent. A superb toner on its own or combined with rose, it may help to clear acne and skin irritations. Use it in face masks with clay and honey for the ultimate in luxury. Wear it as a natural purfume that won't aggravate the scent sensitive.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Grapefruit Floral Water - 250ml.

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Grapefruit Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: Has a pleasant fresh, sweet citrusy aroma.

Grapefruit floral water is good for oily skin. Tones and cleanses the skin, grapefruit is traditionally used as an astringent skin conditioner.. Good for hair. Can be used to help with cellulite skin problems, to use after exercise. High in Vitamin C. Handy pick me up for people with S.A.D.

Effect On Skin: Soothes burns, blisters, insect bites and is very good for dry and itchy skin, eases puffiness. An excellent skin cleanser.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Rose Croatian (Rosa centifolia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Rose Croatian (Rosa centifolia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Aroma: Sweet, rosy-spicy, honey-like fragrance.

Rose Croatian floral water has many therapeutic properties. Rose may help to lift depression, especially PMS, and benefits stress-related conditions such as insomnia and nervous tension.

Effect On Skin: Useful for all skin types, though particularly good for mature, dry, hard or sensitive skin. Rose has a soothing quality.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Sweet Orange (Citrus aurantium) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Sweet Orange is derived from an evergreen tree. It Is smaller than the bitter orange tree, and less hardy with fewer or no spines. The fruit itself has a sweet pulp with no bitter membrane.

Aroma: Sweet Orange essential oil has a sweet, citrus smell much like the orange peels it is derived from.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Witchazel (Hamamelis Virginia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Witchazel (Hamamelis Virginia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

An Anti-inflammatary, antiseptic and clarifying floral water with cooling and detoxifying properties for the skin. A real stimulant for dead and dull looking skin. An essential for your first aid kit, effectively helping with treating burns and sunburn. Ideal for all skin types.

Effect On Skin: Spray on the skin to soothe irritations and lower swelling and blemishes. An excellent daily skin tonic.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

The cinnamon tree is an evergreen native to China and Vietnam that has since been cultivated in many other regions. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with oval shaped purple berries.

Aroma: Cinnamon oil has a spicy, warm, clove (cinnamon) - like smell.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Bergamot has an uplifting aroma which has been known to uplift the mood. In skin care it can be used for oily skin types.

Aroma: Fresh, sweet, characteristic of the rind of the fruit.

Has an Anti-inflammatary, antiseptic and a clarifying floral water with cooling and detoxifying properties for the skin. A real helpful stimulant for dead and dull looking skin. An essential for your first aid kit, effectively helping to treat burns and sunburn. Ideal for all skin types.

Effect On Skin: Spray on the skin to soothe irritations and lower swelling and blemishes. An excellent daily skin tonic.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

This tree comes from the family of more than 600 species of Eucalyptus, and is commonly known as the Blue Gum.

Aroma: Eucalyptus has a Strong and fresh scent.



Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.

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Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) Organic Floral Water - 250ml.



Supplied in a 250ml amber PET bottle (PET plastic is fully recyclable) with an Atomiser spray top lid.

Marjoram Sweet is derived from the plant, a bushy perennial growing up to 60cm in height with a hairy stem, dark green oval leaves and small whitish flowers found in clusters. The entire plant is extremely aromatic.

Aroma: The aroma is warm and spicy, with a hint of nutmeg. It is used in masculine, Oriental, and herbal-spicy perfumes and colognes.

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Profile For Chamomile Floral water

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile Aroma: A fruity, honeylike aroma. With more apple overtones than the oil has but softer, more delicate.

Stability and Shelf Life: Very stable, lasts for two years or more.

Properties and Applications: One of the best all-purpose waters, along with lavender and melissa. Roman chamomile is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in the bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in sddition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipples, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing. When child care is required, the handover is easier if the caregiver uses chamomile as well, as the child will feel that Mother is near. Nappy-rash redness and pain can be soothed with dilute chamomile, or use neat applications of 50:50 blend of Roman chamomil and lavender waters to compress the tender skin. New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile. When teething starts, add two or three drops to a bottle of water to help calm diarrhea and stomach upset. Rub the gums with diluted chamomile frequently to reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain and help to sooth the associated crankiness. Children adore the flavor of sweet chamomile and will soon recognize the relief it brings. Spritzing a light mist over the blankets or in the air of the child's room will help children sleep. Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation. Combine it with melissa or one of the tree waters if alertness is required and to help calm road rage. It can be midly euphoric, instilling a feeling of well-being. Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation, and for restful night. Chamomile is wonderful for skin care, for burns and sunburns, skin cleanser, and toner. Combined with neroli it is good for acneic conditions and oily skin; combine it with witch hazel for very dry skin and with lavender or geranium for very dry skin. Pets, like babies, can derive great benefits from chamomile, which can reduce stress before travel, after a flight, during a storm, or even when visiting the vet. Teething, especially in puppies, can be as much of an ordeal for owners as for pets; use the same treatment for teething babies. Basically, Roman chamomile is a must have hydrosol.




Floral Waters General Information

Today, most common essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus, are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds, or peel, is put into an alembic (distillation apparatus) over water. As the water is heated the steam passes through the plant material, vaporizing the volatile compounds. The vapors flow through a coil where they condense back to liquid, which is then collected in the receiving vessel.

Most oils are distilled in a single process. One exception is Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), which takes 22 hours to complete through a fractional distillation.

The water recondensed from the distillation process is referred to as a hydrosol, hydrolat, herbal distillate or floral water. Popular hydrosols are rose otto water, lavender water, chamomile, lemon balm, clary sage, tea tree, peppermint and orange flower/blossom floral water.

How To Use Floral Waters

Hydrosols are valuable therapeutic materials in their own right and can be used alongside essential oils or in place of them especially in cosmetic applications and for treating skin disorders. They can be applied to the skin direct, without further dilution and are particularly useful where a non-oily or water-soluble treatment medium is needed, for example in some forms of eczema where oils or oily creams seen to make the condition worse. Chamomile hydrosol would be particulary appropriate here. because of there gentleness, in comparison with the equivalent essential oil, hydrosols are particulary well suited to use for children, the elderly and people who are debilitated by illness. We have listed some popular ways to use floral waters, mentioned below. It is not an exhaustive list and you may well know, or you may discover, other methods.

Compresses

Compresses can be either hot or cold depending on the condition that is being treated. It is well-known and frequently used treatment method for sports injuries in particular, though its uses are much wider than this and can be very effective for pain, swelling and inflammation.

How To Use: The method is the same whether hot or cold. Add up to three to five tablespoons of hydrosol in one liter of water.For children dilute two to three teaspoons of hydrosol per liter of water to a basin or bowl of hot or icy cold water. Use a face-cloth, lined pad, cotton wool or other absorbent fabric and dip this into water. Wring out the excess and place the pad on the affected area. Once the compress has achieved body temperature, renew it and continue as required. A hot compress can be held in place with crepe bandage on joints or with cling-film on larger areas, for example the lower back.

Benefits: Most conditions characterized by 'aches', for example earache, backache, etc, should be treated with hot compresses, while sprains, fevers, inflammations and headaches should be treated with cold compresses. Sprains and varicose veins respond very well to the 'hot/cold' treatment, ie start with a cold compress then alternate between hot and cold compresses over the next few days, finishing with a cold one.

Room Burner (oil burner; lamp ring; diffuser; vaporiser)

Room burners are specifically made for use with essential oils, and can also be used with floral waters. You can buy them in many different shapes, sizes, designs and patterns. They can be electric, radiator fragrancer, candle powered or a ceramic light bulb ring that is heated by a light bulb, but most are ceramic oil burners warmed by a small candle. Also remember that a glazed ceramic oil burner will not crack, burn or stain, and is easy to keep clean. Always try to use good quality night lights with a good quality wick so that it will not smell when alight or smoke when blown out.

How to use: Place a small amount of floral water of your choice in the bowl, enough to fill it but leaving some space for water expansion. Place the candle in the chamber, light it and leave in a safe place. Use for 25-30 minutes this will, of course, depend on the size of the room or house etc.

Benefits: Psychological conditions can be treated very effectively with a room burner. Headaches respond well to this method and all respiratory problems can be treated in this way. A major use of the room burner is to scent and purify the air, clear germs and create a 'therapeutic atmosphere'.

Lotions And Creams

Floral waters can be added to fragrance-free lotions or creams, but make sure that you use a very good quality product that if preferably lanolin free (some people are sensitive to lanolin).

How to use: Add the floral water to a dark amber glass jar to help preserve the cream or lotion and prevent it from reacting with a plastic bottle. The recommended dosage is approximately 10 percent. It is usually safe to add at least 10 percent hydrosol, although in some cases the gels will take up to 50 percent to your chosen cream or lotions. Even 5 percent will have an effect and will add a distinct note of luxury, try a batch test first . Apply lotion to the skin and rub until completely absorbed. Cream should be applied to the skin and gently rubbed in. Leave the rest to sit on the surface of the skin and gradually release the oil into the body and the aroma into the nose.

Benefits: This is a particularly good way of treating most skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, which will benefit greatly. A lotion is an excellent way to get essential oils rapidly into the bloodstream and is therefore useful for treating conditions such as circulation problems. Lotions and creams can be effectively used for headaches, while creams are a good way of treating respiratory conditions. Both are an essential medium for general body and skin care.

Room Sprays

Make a home-made room spray using a sprayer that has been thoroughly cleaned, to provide your favorite aromas to freshen your home. It is perfectly possible to make a room spray using floral water. This will mean that every time you use it you will have to make sure you shake it vigorously to disperse the oils in the water.

Bath

For babies up to six months old add one teaspoon of hydrosol to an infant-size bath of water or two teaspoons to an adult bath filled to baby depth. For children up to twelve years, add to the bath one teaspoon of hydrosol per year of age, up to a maximum of eight teaspoons. Adults can use frm 30ml to 250ml per bath; the amount is dependent on personal taste, whether the bath is therapeutic of for pleasure, and the size of the bath.

Makeup Remover

Roman chamomile, and geranium are the most effective, in that order. Use as you would any makeuo remover by applying the hydrosol to a cotton pad and gently wiping it over the skin, moving up the face. Chamomile will even remove some waterproof types of mascara, although not all of them. Follow with a splash of fresh water or water-hydrosol blend.

Steam

Perform this treatment by boiling water, then diluting it up to 50 percent with hydrosol and pouring the hot liquid into a bowl. Now tent a towel over your head and sit with your face over the steaming vapors. This is an excellent method for deep-cleaning pores and removing stubborn impurities without damaging the tissue. Follow with a cold water-hydrosol rinse to close the pores afterwards. Diluting the boiling water with room-temperature hydrosol means that the steam won't burn. Steam for a maximum of ten minutes only.

Moisture Mist Spray

Any time your face feels the ravages of the elements-dryness, humidity, stress, smoking, fatigue, climate-controlled air, a hydrosol mist can bring relief. Applied in a fine spray it will not ruin makeup, and you will feel and look better for it.

Gargle & Mouth Wash

Combine one part hydrosol with four parts water for a general-purpose mouthwash that will help maintain oral hygiene and sweet breath. For children over three years, dilute one part hydrosol in ten parts water. If you are dealing with specific mouth or gum conditions in adults, such as cankers, ulcers, gingivitis, sore throat, or infections, use neat hydrosol, twenty milliliters at a time, and hold it in your mouth around the sore spot. For a gargle, using a total of thirty milliliters of hydrosol, gargle with fifteen milliliters twice; spit out the hydrosol, don't swallowit. Repeat two or three times daily.



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