Hydrosol Workshop

I had an amazing opportunity to finally meet Racheal and visit Robertsons Farm last week! She held a Hydrosol Workshop with Tarah from Digit Naturals. We got to learn how our Hydrosols are made and I got to see where some of our herbs are coming from!

We picked Rose Geranium for our Hydrosol Workshop! This plant is incredible and truly one of my favorites. This process was an eye opener on how much plant material you would really need to make Essential Oils. Usually Hydrosols are a byproduct of the Essential Oil industry. We were distilling for the sole purpose or marking Hydrosols. Which really is much more sustainable for our future of plants.

as Tarah explained:

Hydro - Water

Sol - solution

These aromatic waters are created by steam distilling leaves, flowers, roots and bark. They contain the naturally occurring essential oil from the botanicals. The oil and water remain in nature’s perfect balance capturing the healing benefits of each plant.

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Putting on the Rye flower to seal the still

Putting on the Rye flower to seal the still

You can see some of the Essential oil collecting on the top. We will get 8L of Hydrosol in 4-6hr.

You can see some of the Essential oil collecting on the top. We will get 8L of Hydrosol in 4-6hr.

While we wait, we made smudges! We had picked our favorite herbs from the farm.

While we wait, we made smudges! We had picked our favorite herbs from the farm.

Rose Geranium Hydrosol from first batch to last. You can see how the first few are more cloudy with essential oil. The smell is stronger too. You could mix them all together or keep them separate depending on smell preference.  We also have our smudge sticks displayed, it doesn’t have to just be white sage to smudge! We all have a great mix of medicinal herbs!

Rose Geranium Hydrosol from first batch to last. You can see how the first few are more cloudy with essential oil. The smell is stronger too. You could mix them all together or keep them separate depending on smell preference.

We also have our smudge sticks displayed, it doesn’t have to just be white sage to smudge! We all have a great mix of medicinal herbs!

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Met the Genies. They were not happy to be on the same path as us!!

Met the Genies. They were not happy to be on the same path as us!!

Walking to meet the Highland Cows! I finally got to meet them🙏

Walking to meet the Highland Cows! I finally got to meet them🙏

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One final picture of some of the medicinal garden!

One final picture of some of the medicinal garden!