Hydrolates, are by-products of the process of making essential oils. During this process, the herbs and flowers are distilled with water. The water is heated and forces itself through the plants as vapour, which collects the essential oils and other ingredients present. The essential oils floating on the surface of the water, are removed, leaving the hydrolate. The hydrolate contains a small quantity of essential oil and the water-soluble elements from the plant.

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