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Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender Hydrosol smells much more like a diluted version of its corresponding essential oil than a number of other hydrosols. It, however, doesn't smell identical to the essential oil. It is fresh, light, slightly floral and sweet.

Botanical Name: Lavender officianalis/Lavandula angustifolia

Aromatic Strength: Medium

Shelf Life: Up to 2 years if stored properly (refrigeration is recommended).

Reported Properties, Uses and Applications: Suzanne Catty reports that Lavender Hydrosol is suitable for all skin types, that it is helpful for delicate and aging skin, helps prevent ingrown hairs, and that it can help care for cuts, wounds, sunburn, bites, and heat rash. Emotionally, Lavender Hydrosol is soothing and sedating. It is a good choice for use babies and children. [Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001), 104-105.]

Len and Shirley Price report that the Lavender Hydrosol that they analyzed consists of 56-69% alcohols and 18-19% ketones and possesses the following properties: "analgesic, anticoagulant, antiinfectious, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, calming, cicatrizant, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, lipolytic, mucolytic, sedative, stimulant." [Len Price and Shirley Price, Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals (London: Churchill Livingstone, 2004), 114.]

Jeanne Rose adds that Lavender Hydrosol is balancing, cooling, toning, hydrating, reduces mental fatique and is useful for jet lag. [Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 170.]

Safety Information: Read AromaWeb's Hydrosol Safety Guidelines.

Helpful Sources of Information About Lavender Hydrosol:



Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy
Author: Suzanne Catty
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Copyright: 2001
ISBN: 0892819464 / 978-0892819461
Pages: 352



Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy: A Guide for Health Professionals
Author: Len Price and Shirley Price
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 0443073163 / 978-0443073168
Pages: 300



375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols
Author: Jeanne Rose

Publisher: Frog, Ltd.
Copyright: 1999
ISBN: 1883319897 / 978-1883319892
Pages: 252



Essential Waters: Hydrosols, Hydrolats & Aromatic Waters
Author: Marge Clark
Publisher: Nature's Gift, Inc.
Copyright: 2014
ASIN: B00LDBDBCY (Kindle eBook)
Pages: 57 (Estimated)

Disclaimer: The hydrosol information and safety precautions provided within this area are intended for educational purposes only. The data is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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