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Moisturizing Hydrosol

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

4 -12 Hours


8 Servings



About the Recipe

In this recipe, the moisturizing aspect comes from the hydrating properties of the herb used and the water itself.

The herbs mentioned are known for their hydrating and soothing properties. They contain natural compounds that can help attract and retain moisture in the skin, promoting hydration and preventing dryness. They can also provide calming and nourishing benefits to the skin, making it feel soft and supple.

Distilled water is preferred in this recipe because it is free from impurities and minerals that could potentially irritate or dry out the skin. By using distilled water as the base, the hydrosol provides pure hydration without any added chemicals or contaminants.

When the herb is steeped in hot water, the liquid extracts the beneficial properties of the herb, including its moisturizing components. As a result, the hydrosol captures the hydrating essence of the herb, making it a moisturizing solution for the skin.

While this hydrosol recipe provides a light and refreshing hydration, it's important to note that its moisturizing effect is relatively mild compared to emollient-rich creams or oils. If you have extremely dry skin, you may want to consider incorporating additional moisturizing ingredients like plant oils or butters into your skincare routine.


  • 1 cup distilled water

  • 1/4 cup dried herb of your choice (calendula, chamomile, lavender, or rose)

  • Clean glass jar with lid

  • Fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth

  • Spray bottle for storage


  1. Sterilize the glass jar and spray bottle by washing them with hot, soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Ensure they are completely dry before use to prevent contamination.

  2. Place the dried herb of your choice into the clean glass jar.

  3. Heat the distilled water in a small pot until it reaches a gentle simmer. Remove from heat.

  4. Pour the hot water over the dried herb in the glass jar, covering it completely. Stir gently to ensure the herb is fully submerged in the water.

  5. Secure the lid on the jar and let the mixture steep for at least 4 hours or overnight to extract the beneficial properties of the herb.

  6. After steeping, strain the mixture using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to separate the liquid from the herb. Squeeze the herb gently to extract any remaining liquid.

  7. Transfer the moisturizing hydrosol into a spray bottle for convenient use.

  8. Store the hydrosol in a cool, dark place to prolong its shelf life. It's best to use it within a few weeks to ensure freshness.

To Use

Spray the moisturizing hydrosol onto clean skin as a hydrating mist. You can use it throughout the day whenever your skin needs a boost of moisture or as part of your skincare routine.


This recipe can be customized by using different herbs according to your preference and their specific properties. You can experiment with different combinations or create single herb hydrosols. Remember to patch test the hydrosol on a small area of your skin before applying it more extensively to ensure compatibility and avoid any known allergies.

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