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Distilling Hydrosols (Video) 

Join Mother Earth Living’s Editor-in-Chief, Hannah Kincaid, as she explains the basic setup instructions and distillation tips for making steam-distilled hydrosols. Rose water and witch hazel are the two most commonly recognized hydrosols on the market today, but these decadent floral waters can be made from a wide array of fresh plant material, including peppermint, cedar, sage, chamomile, and even non-aromatic plants, such as plantain, nettle, and yarrow. Use the finished hydrosol in homemade body care products or incorporate them into sauces, simple syrups, pastries, cocktails, and other edible treats.

For more information on hydrosols check out these great articles and resources:

Hydrosols: Where Aromatherapy and Herbalism Meet
Making Hydrosols on the Stove
Distilling Hydrosols and Essential Oils with Liz and James Fulcher
Hydrosols Podcast with Liz Fulcher

Rosemary’s Perfect Homemade Face Cream
Douglas Fir Hydrosol Cocktail Recipe
Natural Spray Deodorant

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