Hydrosols, also known as Hydrolats or Floral Waters, are normally produced during the distillation of essential oils. The plant matter is distilled with water and steam and the distillate is then simply separated into an oil fraction - the essential oil, and a water fraction - the hydrosol.
The hydrosol contains water-soluble compounds found in the plant along with a minute amount of residual essential oil left over from the separation process. This hydrosol comes unpreserved, we recommend using the entire contents immediately after opening or preserving it yourself if you don't plan on using it in a short period of time.
Kawakawa hydrosol is not produced as a result of the essential oil distillation process as the yield is too low to make distillation a viable method for extracting essential oil from Kawakawa though it is still packed with naturally occuring water soluble actives.
Kawakawa leaf was traditionally used Māori for plethora of ailments ranging from cuts and wounds through to toothache and stomach pains. Kawakawa contains many active compounds including elemicin, myristicin and diayangambin. These may help give Kawakawa it's reported calming, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
This product is intended for external use