101 WAYS TO USE HYDROSOLS
Hydrosols are one of the most safe & versatile substances on the planet. Here is a list of uses ranging from the practical to the more esoteric.
1.Use palo santo or Balsam de Peru as a soothing, anti-inflammatory and expectorant throat spray.
2.Use vetivert, rose, turmeric, huayusa, cacao or combination thereof as a breast mist.
3.Use Palo Santo, rose, vetivert, cumaseba or turmeric a yoni spray to freshen and tonify the vagina.
4.Take your recipes and preparations to another level therapeutically by using hydrosols whenever water is called for.
5.Add to cleaning products or create your own from hydrosols, essential oils and flower essences!
6.Keep ginger close by on long, dusty car rides or whenever prone to motion sickness.
7.Add to night creams and heavy lotions to thin to the perfect consistency.
8.Hydrosols are a gentle way to introduce botanical medicine to infants.
9.Ginger hydrosol applied topically after a jog or hike is soothing to cramped muscles.
10.Add rose, vetivert or copal to cool compresses for headaches, fevers, burns, bites or sunstroke.
11.Add ginger, Cumaseba, or Balsam de Peru to hot compresses for muscle aches and pains, lung congestion or menstrual cramping.
12.Add to cocktails, nut mylks, smoothies, elixirs, juices, water or any beverage to increase therapeutic and vibrational qualities.
13.Spray turmeric, Cumaseba or Balsam de Peru onto a tongue scraper before scraping.
14.Spray Lemongrass, turmeric, Palo santo or ginger onto a dry brush before skin brushing to invigorate skin and stimulate lymphatic circulation and detox.
15.Use Balsam of Peru, ginger or turmeric or combination thereof as a gargle.
16.Use Cumaseba or Tagetes topically for yeast and fungal infections.
17.Add to a facial or full body steam.
18.Add to an enema solution.
19.Hydrosols enhance massage therapy, reiki, chakra balancing, acupuncture, acupressure, marma chikitsa or any energetic therapeutic healing modality.
20.Spray copal, Shaman’s Aura or Palo santo to clear your house after an argument.
21.Use to clear your treatment room after each client.
22.Spray copal or Palo santo on bottoms of shoes to disinfect and clear negative vibrations that are picked up through the feet.
23.Spray to energize or to calm.
24.Huayusa can be sprayed as part of a child’s bedtime ritual to keep them feeling safe and secure.
25.Use hydrosols for creating clay masks, scrubs and body wraps or any home bodycare product recipe which calls for water.
26.Gift ginger hydrosol to pregnant mamas to help with morning sickness.
27.Spray on hairbrush before brushing hair.
28.Add to a bath.
29.Spray Vetivert when in need of calming and grounding.
30.Spray on your computer keyboard.
31.Keep in your cubicle and spray copal or Palo santo after a difficult co-worker leaves.
32.Combine hydrosols with cacao butter to make herbal suppositories and pessaries.
33.Bring to the supermarket and spray Palo santo or balsam de Peru on the handlebars of shopping cart.
34.Use on an airplane to freshen the air around your seat.
35.Use Palo santo as a deodorant to disinfect underarms.
36.Use rose, neroli or ginger in any raw dessert recipe in place of water.
37.Vetivert makes an excellent facial toner for acne prone or rosacea skin.
38.Spray hydrosols on your lover or partner before lovemaking.
39.Use balsam de Peru, palo santo or vetivert when preparing a sitz bath for a new mother.
40.Use in a localized bath for hemorrhoids.
41.Use as an after sun spray to nourish the body.
42.Use vetivert, copal, balsam de Peru, ginger, Clavo huasca or Palo santo as an aftershave and as a soft masculine scent.
43.Use Palo santo as a handsanitizer and topical disinfectant.
44.Spray on the bottoms of feet before bed. Gently massage or stimulate marma points.
45.Clavo huasca and rose make excellent facial toners for maturing skin.
46.Spray on a shirt before ironing.
47.Spray on pillows before getting into bed.
48.Spray Palo santo, rose, neroli or copal around your meditation space before performing sadhana.
49.Spray Palo santo to stimulate creativity and undo writers block.
50.Spray Huayusa for fear if working up the courage to say something or make a decision.
51.Spray to shift moods and attitudes.
52.Spray Vetivert while stuck in gridlock, in a packed elevator, train or bus to ground and calm.
53.Spray at your business meetings.
54.Spray during a work or class break to increase alertness, stamina and efficiency.
55.Before, during and after a test or a business presentation.
56.Use Palo Santo while studying for a test to increase focus, memory retention and concentration.
57.Spray before going through airport security.
58.Spray Vetivert to cool the body temperature.
59.Spray to refresh the mind and senses.
60.Blend different hydrosols for a subtle perfume scent.
61.The anti-oxidant activity in hydrosols lessens the impact and damage of sun exposure.
62.Spray Vetivert on pregnant bellies to keep skin radiant and supple.
63.Use as a sustainable alternative to wet wipes.
64.Can be applied topically and combined (diluted) with hydrogen peroxide to cleanse and disinfect wounds.
65.Add a few drops to babies bottle to calm and soothe.
66.Mist on the abdomen or use in combination with digestion marmas to relieve stress-related bloating, cramps and gas.
67.Combine with aloe vera gel topically for burns, rash and most skin inflammation/irritation.
68.Spray Vetivert abundantly if you’re feeling blue.
69.Combine with flower essences for a truly vibrational aromatic healing experience.
70.Apply hydrosol-soaked cotton balls to tired eyes to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
71.Add to a saline wash in a neti pot.
72.Spray Ginger hydrosol on digestion points or directly on abdomen and apply with light clockwise massage strokes.
73.Palo Santo, turmeric or cacao can be used as an eye spray to cleanse, clear and brighten the eyes.
74.Keep Vetivert close and spray often when experiencing mood shifts, fatigue and emotional sensitivity associated with PMS or when experiencing hot flashes, night sweats and irritability associated with menopause.
75.Spray turmeric for enhanced antioxidant activity during extended computer or cell phone use.
76.Spray your pets (not so much cats but dogs and birds love it) for a gamut of homeopathic/aromatic effects: physical, mental, emotional and energetic.
77.Add to a humidifier.
78.Add a bit of hydrosol to the water used to steam veggies.
79.Use Shaman’s Aura to disinfect your yoga mat.
80.Leaving a small bowl of hydrosol on a counter in a house with central heating naturally humidifies the environment with aromatic botanicals.
81.Spray as an all over body tonic after shower.
82.Use hydrosols as “sustainable wet wipes” or baby’s bottom spray.
83.Hydrosols can be used topically to clean wounds, relieve itchiness and slow bleeding.
84.Spray Copal or Palo Santo on children’s hands during cold season to prevent the spread of germs.
85.Take your hydrosols into the infrared sauna and spritz often for ultra refreshment.
86.Add to an eye compress or eye wash.
87.Share with friends over tea.
88.Soak a cotton ball in a solution of Clavo huasca hydrosol and apply topically for teething and tooth pain.
89.Spray dogs after baths or for in between shampoos to maintain coat care. Can be sprayed on their combs before brushing.
90.Add a few drops to your pet’s water dish.
91.Cleanse your crystals in a bowl of pure water to which hydrosols are added.
92.Pour hydrosols on top of hot rocks in a sweat lodge and allow the botanical vapors to carry your prayers.
93.Spray or add a bit to water houseplants.
94.Rinse toothbrush with hydrosols.
95.Use Clavo huasca, Palo Santo and Turmeric hydrosols as a mouthwash or mouth spray.
96.Anoint different chakras with different hydrosols.
97.Use hydrosols to smudge.
98.Make raw, vegan, sugar free sorbet with a bit of hydrosol added.
99.Make Vetivert or turmeric your go-to spritz after a long day in the sun, to cool, balance and hydrate skin.
100.Add hydrosols to clay for an added therapeutic dimension to facials and wraps.
101.Hydrosols are perfect subtle aromatic tools for ceremonial work.