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27 Ways to Use Floral Waters

Maria Koropecky

by Maria Koropecky, Cruising into Wellness Owner.

floral waters.One of my friends recently asked me if I knew of any good ways to stay cool this summer and I immediately suggested spraying floral water directly on the skin like a perfume!

Floral waters are popular in esthetics and spa treatments and are a safe and effective way to use aromatherapy!

They’re also a great way to beat the summer heat! But that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

What are Floral Waters?

Floral waters, also known as Hydrosols, are produced alongside essential oils during the steam distillation process. Floral waters possess both the qualities of the essential oil as well as the water-soluble components of the plant.

While Hydrosols are produced as a by-product of essential oils, these aromatic waters are much less concentrated than their essential oil counterparts. Floral waters are naturally very mild, so they’re safe to use on children, the elderly, and those with chronic afflictions.

Floral waters can be used daily and directly on the skin. Floral waters are gentler than essential oils and can be substituted for essential oils, if essential oils cause irritation.

Floral waters are used as astringents, toners, and healing sprays. They can be used in home spa recipes like cleansers, toners, masques, lotions, crèmes, or foot sprays.

Similar to essential oils, floral waters may be blended together to create synergies, or they can be added to blends containing essential oils. Not only do they heighten the effect of the blend, they also add subtle components of the plant to create a more complex bouquet.

Here are 27 Ways to use Floral Waters and the Best Ones for the Job

1. Signature Perfume (Blend two or more fragrances together) – Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

2. Face Toner after Cleansing or Masque – Chamomile, Rose, Orange Blossom, Ylang Ylang

3. Skin Care (for hydrating dry skin and cooling hot or sensitive skin) – Lavender, Orange Blossom, Rose

4. Make-Up Remover – Orange Blossom, Rose

Orange Blossom Floral Water5. Rejuvenating Body Mist – Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

6. Sunburn Soother – Lavender, Orange Blossom, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary

7. Hair Rinse – Lavender, Roman Chamomile

8. Add to Shampoo & Conditioner (to help condition & add shine to hair) – Lemongrass, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary

Peppermint Floral Water
9. Add to Liquid Hand Soap, Body Wash, & Bath Water – Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

10. Remedy for Puffy, Dark Circles Under the Eyes (Just soak two cotton pads with the floral water and cover each eye for 10 minutes for an immediate and dramatic reduction in puffiness and dark circles). – Roman Chamomile

Lemongrass Floral Water11. Foot Spray and Foot Soak – Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Spearmint, Tea Tree

12. Room Spray to Freshen Air – Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

Roman Chamomile Floral Water13. Car Spray for Long Road Trips – Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

14. Sleep Aid –Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood

15. Anti-Depressant – Orange Blossom

16. Hot Flash Buster – Lavender

17. Cold Compress – Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint

18. Hot Compress – Ylang Ylang, Rose, Sandalwood

Sandalwood Floral Water19. Linen Spray while Ironing – Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Ylang Ylang.

20. Add To The Final Rinse Water In Your Laundry Washing Cycle – Orange Blossom, Rose

21. Immune Booster – Eucalyptus, Tea Tree

22. Anti-Inflammatory (skin conditions) – Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Rose

23. Memory Enhancer – Rosemary

24. Digestive Support – Lemongrass, Rosemary

Helichrysum Floral Water
25. Safe-for-Children Wet Wipe (A few squirts on a tissue makes a great natural wet-wipe) –  Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Ravensara, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

26. Add to Bathwater to Calm a Restless Baby – Lavender, Roman Chamomile

27. To Sanitize Hands, Toilet Seats, Tables, Utensils, etc. – Lavender, Ravensara, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Tea Tree

Lavender Floral Water

As you can see, the applications are endless!

What are your favourite ways to use floral waters? Let us know in the comments.

And if you’d like to buy a bottle of your favourite floral water, I carry all of the above mentioned floral waters including: Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tea Tree, & Ylang Ylang in my online store, www.CruisingIntoWellness.com.

120ml bottles from $11.99 CAD. Also available in 15ml/.5oz (travel) sizes.

To place an order, please email Maria.


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