Hydrosols are the result of the alchemical process of distillation, which captures and condenses the aromatic waters within a plant. All of my distillations are made in small batches with fresh plants using a traditional copper alembic still.
Hydrosols have a slightly acidic pH, making them an excellent toner or conditioner to the skin, which also naturally has a slightly acidic pH. Use hydrosols to tone, hydrate, soothe, and uplift the skin of the face, either after cleansing, in combination with an oil serum, or throughout the day as an energetic pick-me-up. They can also be used to hydrate clay masques, and to soothe rashes, bug bites, sunburns, and other skin disturbances.
This is a rotating offering. I distill plants in small batches as they come into season, capturing them at their peak vibrance. Each distillation is unique and may become a seasonal favorite, returning each year, or may only be offered once. Plants are gathered with respect either from my own gardens, or from the wild when they are found in sufficient abundance.
Current offerings - 100mL
Rose & Peony hydrosol - made with rose and peony blossoms harvested from the garden
ingredients: Rosa spp. and Paeonia officinalis flower water
Linden hydrosol - made with blossoms from our linden tree, harvested on the summer solstice
ingredients: Tilia vulgaris flower water
Quince hydrosol - made from fresh, fragrant Autumn quince fruits harvested from the overgrown orchard beyond our fence
ingredients: Cydonia oblonga flower water