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What are Hydrosols?

If you have browsed through the Holistic Hounds website looking at our range of products, then you may have come across our selection of Spritz Sprays.

Our Spritz Sprays are aromatherapy sprays that can be used to support your pets emotional and physical health, one of the most popular is our calming spray which can be used as both dog calming and cat calming.

All of our spritz sprays are made from hydrosols, hydrosols may also be referred to as hydrolats, distillate waters or floral waters.

A true hydrosol is the aromatic water that is left behind after steam-distilling or hydro-distilling plant material such as lavender or chamomile.

The botanical material used in the distillation process infuses the hydrosol with the water-soluble aroma and therapeutic benefits of the plant.

Hydrosols are much gentler than essential oils, which is necessary when using with pets as given the incredible sense of smell both our dogs and cats have, and, a hydrosol can usually be used directly on the skin without having to be diluted.

Water simply blended with essential oils or infusions are often sold as floral waters or incorrectly labelled as hydrosols. When choosing natural treatments for pets, it's always worth making sure you are getting the genuine, highest quality products.

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