Organic Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) hydrosol is a very versatile hydrosol to have on hand. It’s as calming as the essential oil but safe to use undiluted on children and dogs. One of my dogs can sense a storm coming a mile away. As soon as her anxieties start kicking in, I spray it on her front paws. The aroma is calming so when she licks it off she gets a double dose of lavender’s calming effects. For children, spray onto pillows, and the smooth, sweet aroma will help them drift off to dreamland. Lavender hydrosol is reported to have analgesic and antiseptic properties. I keep ours in the fridge, so it’s cooling when sprayed directly onto bug bites or cuts and scrapes. Lavender’s reported list of therapeutic properties include:
- Pain reliever
Can also be used as a room spray or a natural perfume. Use it undiluted in a compress to help ease the tension from headaches and stress.