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Hydrosols

Hydrosols -- or Distillates as they are often called -- are the natural "plant waters" or "floral waters" that are produced during steam distillation or hydro-distillation. Hydrosols are wonderful in natural skin care products and can also be used in aromatherapy. To be classified as a distillate or as a hydrosol, these "plant waters" MUST be distilled from botanical material. In the recent past, distillate water was considered the by-product of essential oil production and was discarded. More recently, these pure distillate waters - also called hydrosols - have been recognized for their own inherent characteristics and qualities. Hydrosols typically represent the water-soluble constituents of the botanical with some volatile components such as the essential oils. Depending on the botanical and the season harvested, our hydrosols contain varying amounts of essential oil.

At The Herbarie, we distill the botanical for the sole purpose of obtaining a quality distillate or hydrosol. The Herbarie hydrosols and distillates are not a by-product of essential oil production.

The majority of our Hydrosols are obtained from our own plants and flowers or from native plants that are gathered from our woods and fields. Our plants and flowers are grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. All are harvested with care. Some of our hydrosols are distilled from Organic Certified botanicals from other sources. Our farm is in transition for USDA NOP Organic Certification.

We utilize both hydro-distillation and steam distillation technique to obtain our high quality hydrosols or distillates. The Herbarie's Hydrosols are available on a seasonal and limited basis.

For the safety of our customers, we preserve our hydrosols. Our hydrosols are preserved with Leucidal Liquid SF. We routinely conduct microbial testing and provide Certificate of Analysis upon request. The Herbarie's Hydrosols are for external use only.

For more information about Hydrosol Safety, please read this article by Martin Watt that is provided with his permission:


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We accept prepaid orders for custom-distillation for hydrosols when the botanicals are in season. Please contact us for more information.

Hydrosols and distillates can be used directly on skin unless otherwise specified. They can also be used as the entire water phase many lotions and creams and they are excellent as facial toners. Hydrosols make a valuable contribution to almost any natural skin care or hair care product.

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Apple Hydrosol
Apple Hydrosol
SKU: AppleHydrosol_1oz
New Distillation! Our Apple Hydrosol is lightly aromatic with a crisp, fresh apple scent. Its gently astringent and toning qualities are excellent for both skin care and hair care. Apple Hydrosol is recommended for all skin types, but is especially useful for oily skin. Apple Hydrosol is perfect for...
Priced from: $4.50

Artemisia Hydrosol
Artemisia Hydrosol
SKU: ArtemesiaHyd_1oz
Artemisia Hydrosol is the aromatic water obtained by distillation of Artemisia ludoviciana – known by common names such as White Sage and Owyhee. Artemisia is named after Artemis – Goddess of the Moon, Nature and all wild things. Artemisia is loved for her spiritual associations as well as...
Priced from: $4.75

Catnip Hydrosol
Catnip Hydrosol
SKU: CatnipHyd_1oz
Catnip herb is known for its intoxicating effect on cats and is used as a relaxant and sleep-aid for humans. Research has recently demonstrated Catnip Essential Oil to be a very effective insect repellent. Our aromatic Catnip Hydrosol can be used as a relaxing mist or as a base for a...
Priced from: $3.75

Chamomile Hydrosol
Chamomile Hydrosol
SKU: ChamHyd_1oz
Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria recutita) is excellent for use in both hair and skin care applications, such as toners, lotions, creams, hair conditioners and shampoo. The Herbarie's Chamomile Hydrosol contains water soluble constituents as well as a small amount the essential oil and is highly...
Priced from: $4.75

Clary Sage Hydrosol
Clary Sage Hydrosol
SKU: ClaryHyd_1oz
Our Clary Sage Hydrosol is obtained by distilling the flowering tops of Salvia sclarea. Beautiful Clary Sage is always the focal point in the garden when it blooms. We grow this lovely plant without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and are in the process of applying for USDA NOP...
Priced from: $4.75

Ginger Root Hydrosol
Ginger Root Hydrosol
SKU: GingerHyd_8lb1
The Herbarie's Ginger Root Hydrosol (Zingiber officinale)contains water soluble constituents as well as a small amount of the essential oils and has a fresh ginger scent. This warm sweet-spicy scent of Ginger Root can help alleviate motion sickness and is said to increase metabolism. Ginger Root is...
Priced from: $154.00

Holy Tulsi Basil Hydrosol
Holy Tulsi Basil Hydrosol
SKU: HolyBasilHyd_4oz0
Sale! Holy Tulsi Basil Hydrosol (Ocimum sanctum) is distilled from several varieties of Ocimum sanctum - Rama, Vana, Kapoor and Krishna. These plants are grown from Organic Certified seed. We do not use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers on our plants. We distill Holy Tulsi Basil Hydrosol for...
Priced from: $8.25

Honeysuckle Hydrosol (wildcrafted)
Honeysuckle Hydrosol (wildcrafted)
SKU: HoneysuckleHyd_1oz
SPECIAL ORDERS CAN BE PLACED NOW! Honeysuckle Hydrosol (wildcrafted) – Our Honeysuckle Hydrosol (Lonicera japonica) is distilled from flowers, buds, and tender young leaves and has a light green scent. Honeysuckle Hydrosol can be used directly on skin as an astringent and antiseptic wash or as a...
Priced from: $4.75

Lavender Hydrosol
Lavender Hydrosol
SKU: LavHyd_1oz
Our lovely Lavender Hydrosol is distilled from the flower buds of Lavandula angustifolia. The wonderfully fresh, clean scent of lavender has been a favorite for centuries. Lavender is derived from the Latin lavare "to wash" and was used by the Greeks and Romans as a favorite bathwater additive. The...
Priced from: $4.75

Lemongrass Hydrosol
Lemongrass Hydrosol
SKU: LemongrassHydrosol_1oz.
New and Special Sale! Lemongrass Hydrosol Our Lemongrass Hydrosol has a lovely, refreshing, green-lemony scent. Lemongrass has been traditionally used as a toner for skin care and hair care. Lemongrass Hydrosol can be used in lotions, creams, facial toners, shampoo and body wash. Lemongrass...
Priced from: $4.50

Melissa Hydrosol
Melissa Hydrosol
SKU: MelissaHyd_1oz
Melissa Hydrosol (Melissa officinalis) has a pleasant, uplifting, lemony scent. Its gentle, astringent qualities are excellent for both skin care and hair care. We use Melissa Hydrosol in lotions, creams, facial toners, shampoo and body wash. Our Melissa is happiest when growing among our...
Priced from: $4.50

Mountain Mint Hydrosol
Mountain Mint Hydrosol
SKU: MountMintHyd_4oz
Mountain Mint Hydrosol (Pycnanthemum species) is refreshing, cooling and very aromatic. Mountain Mint Hydrosol can be used for skin care or hair care or for aromatherapy.
Priced from: $6.75

Patchouli Hydrosol
Patchouli Hydrosol
SKU: PatchHyd_1oz
Patchouli Hydrosol is excellent for use in both skin care and hair care. Patchouli Hydrosol is obtained from the leaves of Pogostemon patchouli, a tender perennial shrub grown in sub-tropic and tropic regions. Patchouli herb has been used traditionally for dry skin, acne, eczema and in...
Priced from: $3.95

Rose Geranium Hydrosol
Rose Geranium Hydrosol
SKU: RoseGerHyd_1oz
Our Rose Geranium spends the entire summer in our secret garden just outside my office window. It thrives in the warmth of the sun and deeply composted soil. Since Rose Geranium is one of my favorite aromatic plants, I placed my garden bench near it so I could enjoy the fragrance whenever I had a...
Priced from: $3.50

Rose Hydrosol
Rose Hydrosol
SKU: RoseHyd_1oz
The Herbarie Rose Hydrosol has a light, rose scent and is excellent for all skin types. It can be used directly on the skin or hair or as part of the water phase in a cream or lotion or toner. This lovely Rose Hydrosol is distilled from our many varieties of antique roses which include English...
Priced from: $6.25

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