A hydrosol is a product of the distillation process. While in the vapor state this distillate water is responsible for carrying the essential oil to the seperator. The water- soluble constituents of the plant are contained in it which give it its aroma and therapeutic properties.
Additives, storage and shelf life?
All of our hydrosols are free of additives because we like things as pure as we can get them to you. Mostly stable, their shelf life is dependent on the plant, the distillation process and storage and is usually one to two years, depending on the variables. Keep in a cool, dark place and minimize opening the bottle (our 120ml/4oz. and 240ml/8oz. come with spray tops).
Use for out of date hydrosol?
Out of date floral water can be used in the bath, diluted into water for plant food, making cleaning products for your home or added to the compost pile - (good ph balance).
The opportunities are almost endless!