CTFA Name: Organic Lavender Water
INCI Name: Organic Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Water
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Bulgaria
Certificates: non-GMO, Organic
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Plant Part Used: Flowers
Ingredient Composition: 100% Lavender Water
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen: None known
Food Grade: No
Hydrolats (hydrosols) are the steam/condensation that is created during the process of making essential oils. Hydrolats/hydrosols do smell like the essential oil they are derived from, but they are not nearly as strong as an essential oil. Hydrolats/hydrosols are excellent to use as tonics, face sprays, body sprays, perfume bases, and as carriers for skincare products in place of using just water. They will impart a vary faint smell to your products, but nothing like adding the essential oil. These cannot be used in place of essential oils or fragrances with the expectation that your products will smell the same.
Having said all that, hydrolats/hydrosols are the BEST way to get plant bio-actives into your products without having the strong smells of the essential oils.
Lavender hydrolat/hydrosol is an excellent way to get the benefits of lavender without having the strong smell of lavender. Our Organic Lavender Hydrosol has a mild smell of deep lavender and would pair beautifully with our Organic Buena Vista Lavender essential oil, Rose essential oil, and a little bit of Bergamot or Ylang Ylang essential oils. Use as a pillow spray, face mist, body hydrator, or as the water base for any one of your many skincare formulas!
You can mix any of our organic botanical hydrosols with essential oils to make a room spray, also. There are two ways:
- Just use the hydrosol and some essential oils and advise your customers that they will need to shake it each time before use as the essential oils will separate out OR
- Blend your essential oils with Polysorbate 80 (1 to 1 ratio), then add into your organic plant hydrosols. The polysorbate 80 works as an emulsifier to keep the oils suspended and it is 100% plant based!
Due to the soft smell profile of hydrolats/hydrosols you can use just about any of these with other essential oils.
Organic Lavender Hydrolat/Hydrosol is sold in 1-ounce, 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce, half-gallon, 1- gallon, 5-gallon sizes and 55+gallon sizes. Please email us directly for 55-gallon+ orders.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.