Floral Wata From The Pink Collection

Floral Wata From The Pink Collection

Are you interested in creating your own hydrosols at home? Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are aromatic waters that are produced through the steam distillation of plants. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as skincare, aromatherapy, and even culinary applications. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of making stove top hydrosol, a simple and accessible method that you can try in the comfort of your own kitchen.

I am using a blend of:

1/4- 1/2 Cup Dried Chamomile

1/4- 1/2 Cup  Dried Roses

1/4 Cup Dried Hibiscus

1/4 Cup Dried Mulberries

1 Tablespoon Orange Peel or the peel of one orange  

My pot fits 6 to 8 cups of water to cover the bottom and the water won't get into my floral water bowl. If your pot is a different size adjust accordingly.

My yield was about 20oz floral water and roughly 18oz of tea. Your yield is dependent on how long you do it for I did a few hours. As I needed enough for a few projects.

You can use your own blend or one flower if you like the beauty of making your own is you make what you like.

Clean and Sanitize all equipments and surface your going to use for this project

What is hydrosol and why should you make it?

Hydrosol is the water-based product that remains after essential oils are extracted through steam distillation. It contains the water-soluble components of the plant, along with a subtle scent and therapeutic properties. Making your own hydrosol allows you to have control over the quality and purity of the product, ensuring that it is free from any additives or synthetic ingredients.

Step-by-step guide to making stove top hydrosol

1. Choose your plant material: Select fresh herbs, flowers, or other plant material that you would like to use for your hydrosol. Some popular choices include rose petals, lavender, chamomile, and peppermint.

2. Prepare the pot: Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the bottom by a few inches. Place a heat-resistant bowl or colander on top of the pot, making sure that it fits securely.

3. Add the plant material: Place your chosen plant material in the bowl or colander. You can use a single type of plant or create your own unique blend.

4. Cover and simmer: Place the lid on the pot upside down, so that it collects the steam and directs it towards the center. Turn on the heat to medium-low and allow the water to simmer.

5. Collect the hydrosol: As the water heats up, the steam will pass through the plant material, carrying the aromatic compounds with it. The steam will condense on the lid and drip down into the bowl or colander. This is your hydrosol. You can collect it by carefully removing the lid and pouring the liquid into a sterilized glass bottle.

Tips for making the best stove top hydrosol

- Use fresh, high-quality plant material for the best results.

- Experiment with different combinations of plants to create unique scents and therapeutic properties.

- Putting ice on the pot cover increases the stream

- Ensure that the lid is tightly sealed to prevent the escape of steam.

- Be patient and allow the process to take its time. Rushing can result in a lower quality hydrosol.

- Store your hydrosol in the fridge for up to 5 days or add a preservative.

Now that you know how to make stove top hydrosol, you can start exploring the world of homemade botanical waters. Enjoy the process of creating your own unique blends and reap the benefits of these natural and aromatic products.

Floral water last up to five days in the fridge to extend the life as a broad spectum preservative.

In Photo: The Tea Portion from the pot after being strain

Note: Floral water is great for hydrating the face as is. The Floral water is a great addition to skincare and haircare products. The Tea portion that remains in the pot can be use as hair rinse or the water base for body cream.

Happy Making!

Tee Gets It Done, You Can Do It Too!

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