Lavender Hydrosol for a Burned Mouth

Lavender Hydrosol for a Burned Mouth

Have you ever burned your tongue with  steaming hot food like soup or a hot potato?  If so, you know how much it hurts for a day or so afterward. The next time this happens, immediate swish Lavender Hydrosol in your mouth for 1-2 minutes.  Repeat.  If the burn reached...
Using SweetGrass and Sage Hydrosols for Smudging

Using SweetGrass and Sage Hydrosols for Smudging

Liz and James Fulcher Lakota Wedding October 2001 What is Smudging? In a traditional Native American smudging ceremony, the clippings of dried herbs like sweetgrass, sage, pinon and cedarwood are burned.  Participants gather the smoke and bring it toward the body. ...
Using Hydrosols and a Neti Pot for Sinus Health

Using Hydrosols and a Neti Pot for Sinus Health

A sinus wash with a Neti pot is recommended as part of your personal hygiene regimen. Daily is great (like brushing your teeth), but even a couple of times a week will make a difference in the health of your sinus cavity. Routinely flushing your nasal passages...
Practical and Creative Ways to Use Hydrosols

Practical and Creative Ways to Use Hydrosols

In an earlier post, I shared the basics about what a hydrosol is and how it is produced.  In this post I’ll share ways to use them, where to learn more and where to buy the best! Practical and Creative Ways to Use Hydrosols: Wound Care:  Wash open wounds and...
What is a Hydrosol?

What is a Hydrosol?

Hydrosols have been in my aromatherapy arsenal for years, but it’s only in the last 3-4 years that I’ve really embraced their wonderfulness.  Now, they’re a regular part of aromatherapy use for my whole family – even the animals! What is a...

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