Hydrosol is a common name given to the water fraction obtained during steam distillation of lavender and other essential oil producing plants. Sometimes referred to as “flower water”, hydrosol is used in a variety of ways, such as linen sprays, or as an additive to custom-made soaps or lotions. At RavenCroft, we monitor the quality of the hydrosol as it condenses during the distillation process, and we save only the cleanest, most attractive fractions for aging and public offering. But don’t expect these to smell like lavender itself (unless it happens to be spiked with lavender essential oil) — hydrosols have unique fragrance profiles of their own. RavenCroft hydrosols contain no added preservatives, and good hydrosol that is handled and stored well tends to be self-preserving. Available in 2, 4, and 8 ounce bottles with disc-tops or spray-tops, depending on your needs. You are welcome to inquire about larger quantities. Choose from two types:
- Lavender Hydrosol – distilled from Lavandula angustifolia varieties with its sweet, honey-like fragrance.
- Lavandin Hydrosol – distilled from Lavandula x intermedia varieties with a brighter, aromatic, and somewhat herbal-sweet scent.