Our artisan distilled hydrosols are crafted with locally grown, organic herbs, and a whole lotta love.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) hydrosol is energizing and wonderfully minty, providing an instant pick-me-up.
Properties: hydrating, cooling, mentally stimulating, anti- inflammatory, anti-microbial
Good for: hot flashes, minor cuts and bug bites, itchy skin and scalp, low energy
Ways to use: Face, body and hair spray, facial toner, pillow mist, room spray
Highlights: A quick spritz is a great fix for hot flashes and it’s also handy at keeping bugs at bay.
MISSION STATEMENT As we move toward increasing our sustainability as a company, it is our mission as to develop more products focused on using local, sustainably sourced plants and ingredients.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL? Hydrosols are often referred to as "floral waters" but they’re actually made from many different parts of a plant, including flowers, leaves, stems, roots, etc. They are crafted by distilling fresh plants on an alembic copper still. Hydrosols are the water portion of the essential oil distillation process. We distill fresh herbs on an alembic copper still, which results in a good amount of hydrosol and sometimes a very tiny amount of essential oil. The distillation process when distilling for hydrosols has some differences from an essential oil distillation, but it uses the same equipment.
WHY A COPPER STILL? Copper acts as a natural preservative and sweetens the final product in a way that stainless steel does not. Copper also ensures smaller batches, which typically ensures a higher quality product than one that is mass-produced.
WHERE DO WE GET OUR PLANTS? All plants for our hydrosols are from UGArden or Heartsong Herbs in Athens or were grown in our owner, Emilie's, garden in Atlanta. All of our plants are grown organically, but aren’t certified organic because they’re grown in much smaller gardens than organic certification makes sense for.
WHY CHOOSE A HYDROSOL OVER AN ESSENTIAL OIL? Essential oils certainly have their place in aromatherapy and natural products, but there are several important advantages to selecting a hydrosol to use instead of an essential oil:
WHAT ARE HYDROSOLS USED FOR? So many uses! The most basic use is as a face or skin spritz. They can be used as mild facial toners or cleansers, to cool hot skin (hello hot flashes!), a hair scalp or tonic, an aromatic mist, a pick me up, or for meditation. Plus, each herb has specific indications that it is good for. For example, lemon balm is an anti-viral that is great for treating and preventing cold sores!
I love the peppermint hydrosol!! I use it more for aromatherapy than anything else. It just makes me happy. Unknown on Jan 18th 2022
Sprayed this on my face and so refreshing! Also used it for my mosquito bites and it definitely helped. Didn’t leave my skin dry or oily or even sticky. Love it. Bea on Jul 29th 2020
I was worried the peppermint would be too strong or tingly but this is light and refreshing. It’s nice for when you need a little pick me up Alicia Dietz on Apr 28th 2020