What is Frankincense? Frankincense is an oleo gum resin that has been used for thousands of years in religious ceremony, partly due to its calming effect on Central Nervous System. Frankincense actually contains volatile oil a.k.a. essential oil, oil soluble resin and water-soluble gum. There are quite a few species of Frankincense. The most popular… Continue reading Frankincense – the Most Magical Anti-Aging Oleo-Gum-Resin
What Is Hydrosol?
” Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drops, just like a hologram.” – Suzanne Catty.
Hydrosol is an underused natural product. It is gentle yet powerful at the same time, excellent for babies, children, and delicate skin. Hydrosols can be used undiluted.
The word “hydrosol” is derived from the Greek hydro, meaning water, and the Latin sol, meaning solution. When plant matter is distilled, an essential oil and a hydrosol are produced. Hydrosols can be made from leaves and needles, roots, bark, peels, wood, branches, flowers, and resins, even fruit and seeds.
Traditionally hydrosols are by-product of essential oil steam distillation. Nowadays, a good quality hydrosol should not be a byproduct of essential oil making. Producers will distill hydrosol just for hydrosol. The core product is hydrosol, not essential oil. In this case, the essential oil is the byproduct, and the hydrosol is the main product. Ask the company this question before making a purchase: is your hydrosol produced just for hydrosol, or your hydrosol is a byproduct of essential oil distillation? An ethical and reputable seller will be able to answer this question.
Hydrosols are not essential oils mixed in with water, or with any dispersant, though hydrosols do contain miniscule amount of essential oils, between 0.05 and 0.2 milliliter of dissolved essential oil per every liter, depending on the plant material used.
Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair
Happy Mother's Day! Whether you’re mothering children, elderly parents, a spouse, pets or livestock, you know all too well that it’s a 24-hour-a-day job! So, mothering ourselves is so ever important. As I get older, my hair gets thinner besides getting gray hair. A year ago, I started using Sage & Rosemary hydrosol to help… Continue reading Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair
What Is Hydrosol?
" Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drops, just like a hologram." - Suzanne Catty. Hydrosol is an underused natural product. It is gentle yet powerful at the same time, excellent for babies, children, and delicate skin. Hydrosols can be used undiluted. The word “hydrosol” is derived from the Greek hydro, meaning water, and… Continue reading What Is Hydrosol?
Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care
I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy. This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful… Continue reading Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care