Presentation on theme: "L'eau d'arome Aromatherapy with hydrolats. THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND HYDROLATS WHAT ARE HYDROLATS? Residual floral waters of the steam distillation process."— Presentation transcript:
THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND HYDROLATS WHAT ARE HYDROLATS? Residual floral waters of the steam distillation process of essential oils Contain micronized droplets of essential oils Help regulate skin metabolism Alcohol-free Examples include: Rose Neroli Lavender
AcetoneCamphor Chamomile Lavender Rose Acetone Used as solvent in nail polish removers, fats, oils and waxes Quantity in distilled waters is not sufficient to cause any irritation to skin Camphor Gives a cool feeling to the skin Antiseptic Readily absorbed through the skin MOLECULES IN HYDROLATS - KETONES
Eucalptol (I,8-cineole) Present in chamomile and lavender hydrolat Antiallergic, antibronchitic, antiseptic, bactericide, fungicide Esters Linalyl acetate Found in lavender hydrolat Colourless liquid which has and aroma similar to bergamot and is used in many perfumes No known toxicity Sedative Aldehydes Hexanal Found in chamomile and lavender hydrolat Used as flavouring MOLECULES IN HYDROLATS - OXIDES
WHY USE HYDROLATS? A pedigree of worthwhile therapeutic application and safety Ultra mild in action compared with essential oils - useful for the treatment of the young, the elderly, and those in a state of delicate health, including babies and convalescents Does not irritate our skin and mucous surfaces The essential oil compounds are more acceptable to our bodily fluids
Saturated with some of the water soluble (or hydrophilic) compounds that are not present in essential oils Mildly astringent yet non-drying to the skin May be substituted for herbal tinctures or medical objections Hydrolats can be used both externally and internally Extremely mild and completely safe WHY USE HYDROLATS?
Non-irritating and non-aggressive to the skin and mucous membranes Well-suited for skin care preparations, including cleansing, baby care and face and body care Added in the aqueous phase of creams and lotions to make products such as aromatic baths, masks, creams, lotions, gels, etc. Also used alone as toners USES PERTAINING TO SKIN CARE
Effectively blended into masks Blends can be made for all skin types, for skin problems and for the maintenance of dry, sensitive, greasy, red or blotchy skin, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea skin types Used in place of de-ionized water in a moisturizing cream or lotion, as its benefits are added to the overall effect on the skin Counteract the drying effects of a long aeroplane flight, air-conditioned rooms and cars USES PERTAINING TO SKIN CARE
THE CONSUMER PRODUCTS A hydrated mask and a moisturizer with one of the three following natural scents/hydrolats: 1.Rose le beau [ The beautiful rose ] moisturizing and uplifting 2.Chamomile l'égale [ Chamomile, the balance ] 2.Chamomile l'égale [ Chamomile, the balance ] balancing and calming 3.Lavender le calme [ The calming lavender ] 3.Lavender le calme [ The calming lavender ] revitalizing and relaxing
The starting materials… Unscented moisturizer Dehydrated mask Hydrated mask Containers for lotions produced Lavender hydrolat Chamomile hydrolat Rose hydrolat OUR TRIP TO AROMAART
We blended hydrolats and essential oils to a unscented moisturizer base to give effective moisturizers with all-natural scents. ESTHETICIANS AT WORK...
Essential oils Geranium and rose essential oils were mixed with rose hydrolat and added to the unscented moisturizer base. The other two blends were lavender essential oil with lavender hydrolat and chamomile essential oil with chamomile hydrolat respectively. ESTHETICIANS AT WORK…
REFERENCES http://www.naturopathica.com/skincare- hydrolats.htmlhttp://www.naturopathica.com/skincare- hydrolats.html Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy – Price and Price Interested in trying out these new products? Here are some samples for you to try out! Sabrina Lau402Elizabeth Teo402 Zhang Yi Ting402Lydia Lau407 Thank you for your kind attention!