Steam distillation: 100% Organic. Our USDA Certificate and verify it here: usda.gov/integrity-database
Main chemical components of our Helichrysum italicum Hydrosol/Floral water:
- beta-Diketone total content: 28.47% (Cell regeneration, Anti-wrinkles, Wounds healing)
- Italidione I: 9.06%
- Monoterpenic total: 24.28% (Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant and Anti-microbial)
- α-Terpineol : 7.86%
- Nerol: 5.33%
Check a full Lab Report from a third party lab: HYDALB0718-Helichrysum Italicum Hydrosol-Albania Please contact this LAB in Canada for verification.
When the steam passes through plant material, it will collect some of the aromatic substances that are in the plant. Some of these substances dissolve in water, and some don’t. When the steam is cooled down and turns back to water, the non-water-soluble ‘oily’ substances quickly separate out from the water (like oil and vinegar). These substances collectively create the plant’s essential oil. However there are many water-soluble plant products which end up in the water, and this water is known as a ‘hydrolat’, ‘floral water’ or ‘hydrosol’. It is pure and simple product from steam distillation. It does not contain alcohol or preservative.
“Hydrolat is highly therapeutic in its own right and have a delicate nature and a light aroma. It is ideal for situations that require gentle aromatic care, and can be used for children, the elderly and many vets use them too. It is extremely healing for skin that is sensitive and irritated and makes a wonderful skin toner. It can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars or other various skin problems such as facial erythrosis, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, skin rash or irritations (inflamed skin). The hydrolat is not as concentrated as pure oil, but it still contains strong healing properties that make it an important part of any anti-aging ritual” 
Hydrolat (Hydrosol) may smell lighter than the Helichrysum italicum essential oil because of the distillation process.
Use topically on the face as a toner to help facial dryness or redness.
To use against irritations from outdoor pests, plants, and other environmental threats. Can be added to cool water and spritz on affected areas due to create a cool compress by soaking a cloth in the combined liquids and applying to area of concern..
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult your health care professional with any health-related concerns.
References: Chemical composition and stability of the hydrosols obtained during essential oil production.