floral water

Floral waters, also known as Herbal distillates, hydrosols, hydrolates, herbal waters, and essential waters, are aqueous products of hydro-distillation. They are colloidal suspensions of essential oils as well as water-soluble components obtained by steam distillation or hydro-distillation (a variant of steam distillation) from plants/herbs. These herbal distillates have uses as flavorings and cosmetics (skin care). Continue reading “FLORAL WATER/EXTRACTS”


Organic ingredients and their functions – part C


Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

A botanical is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and/or scent. Herbs are a subset of botanical. Products made from botanical that are used to maintain or improve health may be called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines.

Botanical are sold in many forms: as fresh or dried products; liquid or solid extracts;tablets, capsulespowderstea bags; and other forms.

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