Today’s hack is a natural product you can add to your cooking or into your beverages that can help or boost your digestion!
Hydrosols, in simple terms, are the remains of steam used to extract essential oils from plants turned to water. While essential oils contain the majority of a plant’s properties, hydrosols only contain a maximum of 0.1%. But don’t be fooled by the numbers.
Advantages & Benefits: - easily dispersed in water - can be ingested without any contraindications - can be used for long periods of time - friendly to all users except for a couple exceptions - properties that work on digestive system simultaneously with other systems And that’s only skimming the surface!
Two of my personnel favorites are Aliksir’s Essential Water of Chocolate Peppermint and Melissa. They have the added bonus of containing essential oil mixed with hydrosols. The properties are a bit stronger but still easily dispersed in water. Their flavours and smell are absolutely divine!
What I really like about the Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) hydrosol is that it improves digestion, boosts the immune system and calms the nervous system. A three for one kind of deal!
The Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) hydrosol is a god send to prevent bad breath, bloating, indigestion, while it helps to sooth pain and gives you that kick start with it’s tonifying smell! Since the Peppermint has so many properties, it is recommended to give this hydrosol to kids 4 years or older.
Stay tuned as we will present more hydrosols that can help and boost your health!
* Thanks for reading! A huge thank you goes to our Aromatherapy teacher who introduced us to all the wonderful benefits of Hydrosols and to Mickael Berthelier for introducing us to essential water!
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