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How to distill hydrosols

Our new Copper Alembic Distillation Unit for Hydrosols

Alembics - Copper Still Steam Distillation of Essential oils, natural aromatic Hydrosols and floral waters and Spirits

Alembics - Copper Still Steam Distillation of Essential oils, natural aromatic Hydrosols and floral waters and Spirits

Making and Using hydrosols – home distilling    The word hydrosol, ‘hydro’ water and ‘sol’ solution means water solution and refers to the fact that a hydrosol is water containing plant molecules, it is produced alongside essential oil in the process of steam distillation and sometimes referred to as flower water. The term flower water is imprecise as not all hydrosols are made from flowers, they can be made from leaves, whole plants, seeds, roots etc.

Making and Using hydrosols – home distilling

Hydrosols are the aromatic waters produced via distillation. Suzanne Catty popularized hydrosols years ago with her book “Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy” and for years hydrosols were quite abundant in the market. Then there seemed to be a little bit of a quiet time for hydrosols until now when they are experiencing a kind of renaissance. READ MORE

Hydrosols—The Quiet Revolution in Herbal Medicine - Aromatic Studies

Hydrosols: The Real Product of Distillation by Jeanne Rose on All Natural Beauty - I love Jeanne Rose.  Definitely one of my favorite authors/teachers.

The Aromatic Plant Project ~ Aromatic Article Archives: history of steam distillation

Essential oil and absolute profiles eg. high, middle, low notes.

Over 60 categorized aromatherapy recipes to use for inspiration. Includes tips on creating aromatherapy blends and products at home.

I always have hydrosols around, as I use them for so many different things, and cleaning with them just felt like a natural progression.

Lately, I've started cleaning with hydrosols. My two favorites to clean with are Lavender hydrosol and Peppermint hydrosol

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