The Garden of Wisdom website describes hydrosols as:
"A by product of Pure Essential Oils, hydrosols are steam-distilled from plants, are water based and deep hydrate while also lending the medicinal properties of the herbs they were distilled from. "
Hydrosols are an integral part of any Garden of Wisdom regimen. Hydrosols help keep skin hydrated. Garden of Wisdom also uses them in many of their products to give a subtle scent instead of using fragrances or other chemicals. You can find the benefits of each hydrosol here on their website.
I was first introduced to hydrosols in the Blemish Prone Skincare kit. The hydrosol that was included was Basil/Fennel. Now the kit contains Basil/Witch Hazel hydrosol. I have not tried this combination, but both basil and witch hazel are anti-inflammatory and soothing to the skin. Especially Basil if you have acne prone skin.
I really like the Basil/Fennel mixture. It has a very faint scent. I found it, and hydrosols in general, to be very refreshing to the skin. I felt no burning or irritation either. Since my skin is so oily, hydrosols are a way to keep my skin moisturized without using a lotion or "moisturizer" in the way that we think of moisturizers.
I have tried other hydrosols from Garden of Wisdom and also liked them. One that I find especially good for my skin is the Immortelle hydrosol, but the smell is...I cant even describe it. Immortelle has a very interesting smell and I have to hold my breath when I spray it on my face. The smell fades when the hydrosol has dried. I can deal with the smell because I get great results from this product.
I have learned to make my own hydrosols, but I do still buy hydrosols from Garden of Wisdom. I get the ones that I cant produce in my own home.