Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Flower power for your skin: Floral Waters

Hi girls, 

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While browsing for several organic and herbals skin care options, two things for which i was completely sold- 1. Essential oils and 2. Floral Waters.
Both are actually sibilings....means products of same process- steam distillation. 
Being enthusiastic with the claims, tried some of them and was pleasantly surprised to see the effects.

So today i will be sharing a little information about Floral Water.


So actually what is floral water all about?
Floral waters are derived from steam distillation of various kinds of flowers. They are also called as hydrosols/hydrolates when the water is extracted from other parts of plant like leaves, twigs, needles, roots, barks, fruits, seeds etc. They are rich source of plant nutrients.


The term “Floral water” is used to describe the condensate water that remains after the extraction of an essential oil by water or steam distillation. When essential oils are produced this way, parts of 
its aromatic and healing principles are retained with hydrophilic (water soluble) components of plant, into water, and this produces what is variously known as a floral water, hydrosol or water distillates.
The resulting naturally fragrant water contains the very essence of everything that was contained within the plant when it was still alive and growing. 
Today, many ‘flower waters’ are made from synthetic compounds that smell quite pretty but posses absolutely no healing properties! 
Another common preparation for “Floral water” is, by adding essential oils or absolutes to water by using alcohol or solvent. This may appear to be perfectly acceptable, since the finished product contains essential oil and has a pleasant fragrance similar to natural floral water. However, this type of reconstituted product lacks the wealth of vital healing properties present in true floral water.

Floral waters for your skin- 

1. Rose Water-  Calming and soothing for all skin types. its gorgeous scent is known to uplift and sooth the nerves. Helps in hydrating and calming by maintaining pH balance of the skin.

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Rose floral waters make a wonderful base in skin care products like creams and lotions and are a sensible alternative for individuals with sensitive and allergy-prone skin. It can be used as a refreshing face tonic or body mist, and can be added to the bath water. Also replace water with rose water in your masks or scrubs and get the glow back to your skin.

2. Neroli or Orange Blossom Water- Energising and hydrating for all skin types. 


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Neroli, the extract of bitter orange blossom, is known for its ability to soothe and hydrate the skin while simultaneously refreshing and relaxing the mind. Neroli floral water is a wonderful tonic and treatment for delicate, sensitive skin. Also effective when applied to oily skin as it acts as a natural astringent. Replace it with water in your clay masks or scrubs.
Neroli floral water may benefit scars, stretch marks, thread veins, mature and sensitive skin, tones the complexion, and reduces the look and creation of wrinkles. 

3.Jasmine Water- Extracted from Jasmine flower has a beautiful and seductive fragrance.
Immediately relieves of anxiety and stress. Jasmine Floral Water is a natural perfume and after bath splash that refreshes skin and the senses with the refreshing floral scent of jasmine.

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Add a little to your bath water for treating period pains, PMS symptoms and menopausal problems.
Spray a little on your hair to hydrate and keep your manes fragrant for hours.
Can also be used alcohol-free facial toner. Apply to cotton pads and gently rest on closed eyes.

4. Lavender Water- Calming and therapeutic for skin. 

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The scent of lavender is known for its relaxing properties for children and adults. Natural lavender water makes an excellent skin toner, helps prevent skin dryness and gives a fresh look to the face. Lavender water may be used as an after bath splash or natural perfume that helps to refresh the skin and uplifts the senses with the scent of lavender. It is excellent for mildly blemished skin.
Lavender water can be added during bath for relaxation and tranquility. Further it can also be blend with skin care home preparations and toners.
Lavender water helps healing abscesses, acne, allergies, burns, sunburns and wounds.
Use it as a gentle, alcohol-free facial toner. Spray on tissues for a natural baby wipe

So explore the nature's bounty with these flowers and pamper your skin.
Oh....a lengthy one! But some thing which i loved writing. hope you enjoyed reading it as much as i did writing.
Will soon share floral water preparation recipe too.

Tell me how did you find this post? Also share any information about floral waters, you have.

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