Summer is a time for vacations and family reunions, among many other wonderful things. But for some, these family get togethers are not always a joyful experience. Because of difficulties with family members or even certain traumatic events from childhood, going home stirs up memories of not so pleasant times. This may be so uncomfortable, leaving us feeling panicky and anxious, that we avoid family gatherings or interactions altogether.
While hydrosols can differ in their chemical properties from essential oils, they also have fantastic therapeutic value. With a milder aroma, hydrosols are potent, chemical combinations that are effective in assisting with various discomforts or conditions.
Hydrosols are the first part of the distillate waters from the steam distillation of plants as stated by Ann Harman. Also known as hydrolates or floral waters, hydrosols have a wide variety of applications. Read on to discover some of the remarkable ways that I have used hydrosols this winter!
While light therapy is the most common treatment for SAD, a holistic approach incorporating essential oils is recommended for best results. Along with increased exposure to light, regular exercise, and good nutrition, an aromatic bath before bedtime can greatly enhance sleep and provide a psychologically rejuvenating experience.