Rose Hydrosol vs. Rose Water: Know the Difference Before you Purchase Your Next Rose Toner
Rose toners have been gaining popularity in the past few years due to their amazing skin benefits and wonderful scent. They are generally made with either rose water or rose hydrosol. While these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a very big difference between the two. While a rose hydrosol can be a type of rose water, not all rose waters are rose hydrosols. The biggest difference in rose toners comes from the quality and type of rose water used.
So let’s dig into the difference between rose water and rose hydrosol.
Rose waters are generally made by infusing rose essential oil or extract into water. Due to their wonderful rose scent, they are generally used more for aromatherapy purposes, or to give flavour and scent to food.
Rose waters often contain additives, and are much less potent than rose hydrosols; however, since they are relatively inexpensive, some manufacturers use a standard rose water in their rose toners instead of a rose hydrosol.
Rose hydrosol is the by-product of essential oil production, and is created from the water that is used to steam distill plant materials. In this process the whole plant is used rather than just the rose petals. When water vapor moves through rose petals, stems, and leaves, it picks up some of the oils along the way. Once the water is cooled and becomes liquid, the condensation is called a rose hydrosol. This distilled water contains the beneficial plant minerals that are left behind, and these are the essential compounds that give rose hydrosol its fame when it comes to its numerous skin benefits.
As opposed to a standard rose water, rose hydrosol maintains the essence of the plant in every drop, and is the purest form of rose water. It is especially produced for quality and is much more likely to retain its natural minerals than rose water. In addition to all of these, it offers mild aromatherapeutic benefits.
Some of many amazing skin benefits of rose hydrosols include:
- Retaining moisture in the skin and providing a deep hydration
- Lifting dirt and oil from the skin (due to their astringent properties)
- Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Softening and tone the skin
- Soothing irritated, dry skin
Our Garden Rose Toner, which uses rose hydrosol as a key ingredient, has been getting a lot of love these days. Its unique, heavenly scent coats the skin and makes you feel like you just entered a garden filled with roses. This potent and antioxidant-rich botanical toner uses the power of roses to hydrate, tone and soften the skin.