What is a hydrosol? Fresh plant is harvested from the land and placed into my copper still (Ms. Alembic is her name) with filtered rainwater. The still is heated until the water inside comes to a boil. The water vapor extracts the essential oils from the plant into the steam. The steam is then cooled and condensed into a mixture of essential oils and water that drips out of the still as what we call Hydrosol. These potent medicinal waters contain the oils from the plant and can be used the same as essential oils. Each hydrosol is made with love in my apothecary and is a reflection of the Spring and Summer seasons in our gardens.
Peppermint Hydrosol (Mentha × piperita)
Cooling for the skin. Eases itching caused by insect bites and allergic skin reactions. Can be used in hydrotherapy for stiff muscles.
Lemon Balm Hydrosol (Melissa officinalis)
Spiritually it is said that lemon balm is known to balance feelings and emotions. It was used in ritual baths to invoke the Goddess, making you more appealing in the world of love and romance.
Can be used in hydrotherapy as a great tonic to the heart and has a calming effect on the circulatory system, especially when the system has been over stimulated.
Clary Sage Hydrosol (Salvia sclarea)
A wonderful herbal mist for those times when we are overwhelmed, clary sage is emotionally calming. Some consider the aroma to be very sensual.
Each gift includes a herb bundle harvested from the WLLC gardens including Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis), Lavender ( Lavendula), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), and Mugwort (Artemisia ludovocia)
These products have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.