In aromatherapy, the floral water or hydrolat is a water loaded with the properties of a plant (aromatic compounds). Floral waters are suitable for all ages for their softness and used both for facial care (tonic), hair (rinse water for example) and in the composition of homemade cosmetics.
The floral water is obtained by steam distillation: during the steam distillation of the plants, we obtain the essential oil on the surface and the floral water below. The term floral water is used when the distilled part is a flower, if it is the distillation of another part of the plant like the leaves, it is a hydrosol.
The floral waters of the Ladrôme laboratory are certified Organic Cosmetics by Ecocert.
100% natural, they come from a process of traditional distillation and do not contain dyes.
Blueberry floral water has been voted best organic product 2015.
The floral waters are soft and simple to use in everyday life, Each floral water has virtues adapted to several types of skin.
Sprayed or in local applications on the body and the face, they soothe and moisturize the epidermis. They can also be used in making masks for the face or hair or as rinsing water.
Finally, some make wonders in cooking, like orange blossom water.
The linden trees are fast-growing trees with ovoid crowns, very ramous, up to 15 to 18 m tall adults, with fairly widely spread branches. The trunk has a bark gray first and smooth, then marked with longitudinal cracks quite apart. In very old people, it can look as cracked as an oak. The twigs are smooth, glabrous and shiny, and are often reddish. The leaves, deciduous, simple, alternate, distichous, generally asymmetrical and heart-shaped (heart-shaped) with a long tip at the tip and dentate margin, form dense foliage. The lower side of the limb has small tufts of hair in the axils of the veins. Ovoid buds, globular, spreading from the branch, presenting two unequal, reddish scales.
The flowers are grouped by 2 to 7 in bipar cymes, each of these loose inflorescences having at their base a peduncle welded all along its length to an oblong and translucent bract, of yellowish color, from which it deviates in its middle. The flowers are hermaphrodite, therefore being both female and male. With five sepals and five free petals of yellowish-white color, with many stamens. The fruits have the characteristics of small, dry and globose capsules, persistent on the pedicel, but they are indehiscent. They contain one or two seeds.
Throughout the ages, we find evidence of preparations made from flowers or peel cooked, crushed and mixed with culinary preparations. Linden has always been used for its sedative and soothing properties. The best-known form is the herbal tea, made from dried flowers and leaves, which has been used since the 16th century. As early as 1709, the king 's doctor wrote that "a decoction of linden wood, especially young branches, relieves hydropics" (patients suffering from edema or heart failure). During the Second World War, dried linden leaves were sifted into flour, appreciated for its nutritional qualities and its protein intake. With 1 kg of fresh leaves, 300 g of flour were obtained. Linden is now one of the most popular medicinal plants in France. Since the nineteenth century, there is in France an industrial production of linden flowers, for herbal medicine and marketed in various forms.
The benefits of linden floral water
In lotion, linden water, very soft, soothes dry, sensitive or irritated skin and brings them flexibility and comfort. Brightening, it is known to restore radiance to dull complexions.
Used in rinsing water, it helps fortify weakened hair.
In skin lotion.
In water rinsing hair.
Manufacture: traditional distillation with water vapor.
Organic and Ecological Cosmetics certified by Ecocert Greenlife.
99.4% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
99.4% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
Tilia vulgaris flower water *, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid.
* ingredients from Organic Farming.
Precautions for use
Keep cool, protected from light.