Strawberry Hydrosol aka Strawberry Flower Water
Strawberry Hydrosol is energizing and stimulating. Feeling a bit tired? Strawberry Flower Water works well as a room spray for energy and yummy mouth watering goodness. Unlinke other hydrosols, strawberry distillate is not a bi-products of the steam distillation of the berry to produce essential oils but, it is highly aromatic water recovered at the pre-heater stage of the evaporator during the fruit juice concentration process.
WIKI: Fragaria vesca, commonly called wild strawberry, woodland strawberry, Alpine strawberry, Carpathian Strawberry, European strawberry, or fraisier des bois, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the Rose family that grows naturally throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, and that produces edible fruits
Heres a link to more info on the wild strawberry, Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Parts Used: Fruit
Appearance: Clear liquid.
Ingredient Function: Masking
Recommended Usage Rate: 0.01% – 100%
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Shelf Life: 6 months when properly stored.
What are Flower Waters / Hydrosols?:
Strawberry Hydrosol / Strawberry Flower Water: Hydrosols are also known as hydroflorates, hydrolats, distillates, floral waters and flower waters, although the term “flower water” has been incorrectly used by some companies to refer to products made by simply adding small amounts of essential oil to ordinary water. These types of so-called “flower waters” are not true hydrosols and do not have the same properties.
Strawberry Hydrosol’s actions have been described as energizing and stimulating. While Strawberry Hydrosol is considered to be very hydrating it is also said to have astringent qualities that may be too much for those with dry skin. Our beautiful Strawberry hydrosol is distilled in Lebanon from the leaf of organically grown strawberry plants (Rosmarinus officinalis).
True hydrosols are produced during the steam distillation of essential oils. When essential oil has been separated from the water used in the distillation process, small amounts of the oil remain in that water, along with non-volatile constituents that were also extracted. This water that remains after distillation is a hydrosol. For more information on hydrosols, here’s a link to Wiki: Wiki Hydrosols
Note that Flower Waters / Hydrosols have a shorter shelf life than essential oils, so we always buy in small batches and replenish our stock often. To extend the shelf life of your Strawberry Hydrosol, store in a cool dark area or refrigerate. Spritzing a Hydrosol that has been chilled can feel extra refreshing.
Attention: Some companies of rather unsavory reputations sell fake flower water. They just add a few drops of essential oil or even a fragrance oil to water. We always do our best to “Do the Right Thing”. Artisan Aromatics Hydrosols are the real deal!