Hydrosols? It is not water + essential oils added to it!
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, flower waters or hydrolats, are by-products of the distillation of plants during the production of essential oils. Unlike other so-called “flower waters” which may have essential oils, fragrances or other substances added to them, TRUE distilled hydrosols contain the benefits and properties of their essential oil counterparts, but in a much more gentle form.
They have a wonderful aroma true to the original plant and due to their gentle nature are ideal for those with sensitive skin or for children. They are ideal for use as a skin toner or freshener or used in body care recipes.
Most common and best for the skin are
Rose (all skin types, especially dry and mature)
Lavender (all skin types, can be a bit drying though)
Chamomile (all skin types, can be a bit drying)
Melissa (allergic skin conditions, eczema