Clary Sage and Mountain Mint!

ClarySage2Gorgeous almost-summer day here at Stoney Hill  Farm!  The gardens are lush, blooming and ready!  At The Herbarie we have been very busy distilling our Hydrosols!

The Clary Sage (Salvia sclaria)  is blooming beautifully and was distilled yesterday!

Clary Sage Hydrosol is aromatic with a calming and soothing bergamot/Earl Grey scent.  It’s excellent to use in skin care for its balancing characteristics. We love using our Clary Sage Hydrosol in our personal care products!

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I like to use Clary Sage Hydrosol in my toners, creams and lotions or as a refreshing spray mist. It can be used as is or diluted or blended with our other Hydrosols such as Rose Geranium to make a balancing blend. Clary Sage Hydrosol is especially good for oily skin but will actually be balancing to any skin type.

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Today, we’re distilling Mountain Mint Hydrosol!  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.

Since our Mountain Mint Hydrosol contains a significant amount of essential oil we do not recommend using directly on skin. We recommend using 5% – 50% in most skin care or hair care formulations.

Mountain Mint Hydrosol can be blended with other hydrosols such as Melissa Hydrosol or Spearmint Hydrosol for a cooling facial or body mist.

Mountain Mint Hydrosol also combines well with our Catnip Hydrosol. We use these two hydrosols as a base for our Natural Insect Repellent. Directions:
1) Combine the following essential oils in equal parts: Geranium, Lavender, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Cedarwood virginiana.
2) Combine this essential oil blend with AquaEm or Plantamulse Liquid.
For application to skin, use 0.5% – 2%.
For application to socks/clothing, use 2%-5%.
3) Add Catnip Hydrosol/Mountain Mint Hydrosol (1/1 ratio) mix well and package in a spritzer bottle to make a very effective natural insect repellent.
Avoid eyes and sensitive skin.

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Back soon with more news from The Herbarie at Stoney Hill Farm!  Love and Good Wishes!  Angie


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