Hydrosol Facial Cleansers & Toners

Facial Cleanser & Toner

Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Cleansers are very simple, very gentle and beautifully fragrant, (because they are infused with natural plant oils), and they cleanse the face incredibly thoroughly.


I love using your cleanser/toner because [of] the easy spray bottle. The scent is heavenly and feminine, and when I wipe my lotion soaked cotton pad over my face it leaves a warm even glow.

Natalie: Chelwood, Bristol

Hydrosol Facial Toner / Cleanser

Hydrosol facial cleansers are made from the distilled water used in the process of extracting healing essential oils from plant materials… Rose Essential Oil is made from the petals of the flowers, hence, so is the hydrosol, Frankincense Essential Oil is made from tree resin, and thus so is the hydrosol…

Basically, plant matter is collected from the various parts of the plants and trees that yield good amounts of the healing component of the oils, and is then placed in a vat of water, after which they are distilled.

The distillation process extracts the essential oils from the plant matter within the steam of the water. When the steam is cooled this is called hydrosol.

You can see how this works in the following 1.46 minute video.

Distilled Essential Oils

Of course, not all essential oils are made via the process of distillation, but the majority are, leaving us with a lot of choice as to which hydrosol we wish to use as a cleanser and toner.

Hydrosol Face Toner Cleansers

Hydrosol Facial Cleansers contain tiny particles of the essential oil which are left in the distilled water after the extraction of the essential oil has taken place. They are essentially the residue of the plant oils which are suspended throughout the flower water / hydrosol.

Hydrosol Or Hydrolate?

Some refer to these distilled waters, which are left with residual essential oils suspended within them, as hydrolates, and refer to distilled water, mixed  with a few drops of separately distilled essential oil, as hydrosols.

Unfortunately, there is no industry standard that we all recognise, and so the terming of these things is left to the personal preference of the user.

Flower Waters Or Floral Waters

Hydrosols are also known as flower waters or floral waters, just to make matters even more confusing!

But what do you do if you want to buy flower waters online? Some people will key in as much defining information, like:

Buy essential flower water UK

But some would say this is over-kill and may skew results.

Others go for brevity, and type in something along the lines of:

Hydrosol Cleanser UK

It’s a little unspecific, but it may yet achieve the right results.

Why Use Facial Hydrosols?

The Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Cleansers not only offer incredible cleansing results, they also do the following:

  • Deliver the same healing properties of the essential oil that the hydrolate was produced with.
  • Hydrosols like Rose Water are astringent and have pH balancing properties to cleanse and tone the skin.
  • Make your skin feel fantastic.
  • Perfectly prepare the skin for an application of your favourite facial oil. *You will need less facial oil is you use a Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Cleanser first.

How To Use Hydrosols

The Wild As The Wind Hydrosol Facial Cleansers have a deeply penetrating cleansing action, gently reaching into the base of the pores and pulling out grime and pollutants.

Because the Hydrosol Facial Cleansers are made from the distillate, which is effectively a by-product of the production process of making essential oils, it is thus comprised of distilled water combined with microscopic drops of essential oil.

Hydrosol Facial Cleansers therefore, add pure, clean water to the skin ready for an immediate application of FACIAL OIL No. 2.

FACIAL OIL No. 2 will then lock in all that lovely moisture.

Please also read Facial Oil Application for warnings and contra-indications pertaining to Hydrosol Cleanser use.

Hydrosol Uses

As well as using your hydrosol as a face cleanser and toner you can also use it as a refreshing facial or body spray…

It is not, however, a very effective room spray or air freshener.

Perhaps the most effective secondary use of hydrosols is for applying essential oils to the skin for healing purposes. Some people prefer to use an hydrosol rather than an oil based dilution. This is mainly due to the convenience of using a water base solution of essential oils as opposed to an oil based dilution.Buy Wild As The Wind Skincare Products Online. Currently we offer our full facial oil range and a number of our cleansers via our Etsy shop…

Refreshing Facial Spray

You can use your hydrosol spray as a refreshing facial and body spritz during the hot summer months, or as a pick-me-up on a long hard day, when you’re feeling tired and ready to quit… Your hydrosol, with beautiful reviving nano particles of essential oils will freshen you up and boost your stamina.

Take your hydrosol on holiday with you to remove your make-up after a great night out… but also use it during the day to cool you down. It is especially helpful before meals, when you are feeling too hot and bothered to eat… Using your hydrosol in this way will allow you to enjoy your food to the fullest.

Rose Hydrosol Cleanser

Suitable for all skin types, this eminently versatile, sublimely scented floral water is my personal favourite facial cleanser.

Made with the hydrolate, or distilled water, (from the distillation process used in the extraction of Rose Otto Essential Oil), this uplifting cleanser delivers a lot of therapeutic benefits.

As it takes 1.2 million rose petals to make a small 10ml vile of Rose Essential Oil, the end product is extremely pricey. If you are paying under £200.00 for a 10ml bottle, then you are almost certainly not getting what you’re paying for.

This makes Rose Otto Essential Oil prohibitively expensive for most mere mortals!

But, it’s collagen promoting, hormone balancing, Acne quashing, Rosacea restoring, Eczema eschewing abilities are just too important for us to leave it out of our daily regime.

Wild As The Wind include the Rose Otto Essential Oil in FACIAL OIL No. 2, but if you suffer from more problematic skin you are likely to be using FACIAL OIL No. 7 or FACIAL OIL No. 9, neither of which have this component.

So, the best way of introducing this bacteria reducing, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, profoundly rejuvenating, deeply rehydrating, pH balancing, scar eliminating ingredient into your daily regime is to use the much more affordable hydrolate. Rose hydrosol is suffused with nano-particles of the Rose Otto (Rose Damascene) Essential Oil.

Not all Rose Hydrosol Cleansers are created equal, however. Price is usually a good indication of quality.

Rose Hydrosol Uses


Rose Hydrosol uses are many and varied. Aside from being used as a cleanser and a refreshing spritz, it can also be sprayed onto an area of the face that is showing signs will turn into acne. Nipping an emerging acne outbreak in the bud with Rose Hydrosol is perhaps one of the best ways of dealing with acne in it’s early stages. This approach should halt the progress of the acne all together.


If you have eaten too much or are suffering from motion sickness, the smell of pure Organic Rose Hydrosol can lessen the sensation of nausea associated with these conditions.

Air Conditioning Agent

Using Rose Hydrosol as an air conditioner agent, especially when someone is convalescing is very helpful.

Also excellent in other confined spaces, like in the car, on a hot, tiring day.

After Sun Lotion

Add your Rose or Lavender Hydrosol to Aloe Vera and use as a super-charged healing balm for your over-exposed skin.

Skin Tonic

Mix with a little homemade green tea or other antioxidant, anti-inflammatory teas if you have been bitten by insects or you have eaten something that disagrees with you. This Rose Water Tonic should appease your symptoms and help you heal faster.

Personal Rose Hydrosol Uses

Do you use Rose Hydrosol in an inventive way? Please let us know how in the comments.


The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

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