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.