Flower waters are officially called hydrolates based on the medicinal or aromatic plant. In the process, water vapor is passed through the plant and the final product thus formed and condenses into two parts. For essential oil and hydrolate. The essential oil is lighter in weight, so it floats on top of the flower water, which can be filtered off relatively easily, leaving the hydrolate behind.
Aromatic waters are milder than their essential oil variants, so those who find the essential oils too strong or can’t use them can use them boldly, such as young children, the elderly or pregnant women.
Flower waters have the same beneficial therapeutic effect as the essential oil made from the plant itself, only in a slightly milder version.