Plan a Hydrosol Garden

This year, I plan on using the plants from my garden in an entirely new way by making hydrosols or “floral waters.” Hydrosols are steam distilled water-based plant essences that can be used in body care products, flavored waters, baked goods, aromatherapy sprays, and more. Rose water is the most recognizable form of hydrosol on … Continue reading Plan a Hydrosol Garden

Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made … Continue reading Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.