WHAT IS A HYDROSOL & HOW IS IT MADE?
Just as when plants are burned for cleansing smoke, or as incense, and the element of fire allows for a release of their spirit into the smoke, so it is during steam distillation. The elements of fire, air, & water invoke the release of all the life-giving properties contained within the plant material...transforming them into an aqueous solution know as hydrosol.
Humanity has been using this method when working with medicinal plants for thousands and thousands of years (as far back as 5000 B.C. according to some accounts). It is in fact, the purest, most magically potent, form of plant spirit medicine available.
My ritual of distillation is focused primarily on the transformation of plant material into hydrosol. This requires careful attention during the harvest, coupled with the nurturing of an ancient alchemical process.
All of the hydrosols I create, along with containing the very biochemical essence of the plant, possess the same medicinal & aromatic properties of the plant’s essential oils (but in a safer, more abundantly useful, form).
Hours are spent.
Loving intentions are set.
And the spirits of the plants are preserved.
THE BENEFITS OF JUNIPER HYDROSOL
Juniper, our great elder.
Watch how he grows.
His resilience in the face of some of the harshest of landscapes brings inspiration & strength.
The wisdom of this ancient tree spirit is vast indeed.
He is our ally, willing to assist us in facing personal challenges with greater determination, courage, and inner strength.
Juniper is also known for his anti-inflammatory, decongestant, analgesic, anti-microbial, and astringent properties. It is a great treatment for acne-prone skin, sore muscles, varicose veins, etc.
•Distilled in small batches, using wildcrafted leaves, berries, & twigs I hand gather from the forests in Arizona’s Rim & High Country.
•Distillation takes place within 24 hours of harvest.
•Handcrafted in my home-based Arizona apothecary, using a glass steam distillation system.
•Distillation Date: April 2019
•Shelf Life: 2 years
•1 fl. oz. (30 mL) clear glass spray bottle
•2 fl. oz. (60 mL) clear glass spray bottle
•8 fl. oz. amber glass bottle
•16 fl. oz. amber glass bottle
•32 fl. oz. amber glass bottle