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How To Preserve Hydrosols and Prolong Their Shelf Life

Hydrosols are floral waters of fragile nature and must be stored properly if they are to be used over a long period of time. Hydrosols are not as concentrated as essential oils, nor do they have the same antibacterial power, which makes them subject to a faster deterioration. Still, in order to enjoy their aromas and therapeutic properties for longer, it is worth knowing how to preserve them.

We have already shown, here on the blog, how to make hydrosol and how to make hydrosol with an alembic. In this post we will give several tips for storing these delicate aromatic waters.

Check out our infographic with all the information for preserving hydrosols.

Infographic How To preserve Hydrosols de Blog da Horta Biológica

Some Items For Storing Hydrosols Properly

How to Know If The Hydrosol has Gone Bad

When the hydrosol is contaminated or its shelf life has ended, you can identify a white matter floating in the water. This matter, which can sometimes also be dark, is nothing more than a mold stain that forms in the water. In transparent bottles it is easier to identify the presence of mold in the water. A total absence of aroma may also be an indicator that the hydrosol has lost its properties and should no longer be used.


What to Do With Expired Hydrosols

Hydrosols should not be discarded. They can be used to water the plants or can be added to the compost pile.

And this is how you preserve hydrosols for a long time! With all this information we hope everyone can get the most out of their plants. 

Until the next post, take good care!

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