Soft floral with smooth notes of camphor
Wisdom, mental clarity, memory
AN ALLY FOR
- Energizing the mind and body
- Enhances concentration and memory
- Toning and restorative for oily or combination skin
- Promoting shiny hair and healthy skin and scalp
- Cleansing both mentally and physically
- Opening airways and clearing sinus congestion
- Soothing for achy muscles and joints
- An excellent aftershave
Camphor, Pinene, 1,8-cineole, β-caryophyllene
HOW TO USE
Mist generously onto your face, neck and chest. Allow it to absorb while you inhale deeply and let it work its magic. While skin is still dewy, apply a thin layer of the Zen Cream or Youth Serum to revitalize your entire being. Use the Rosemary Hydrosol as often as needed throughout the day to restore and calm your mind and skin alike.
PRO TIP: Spritz liberally onto darker shades of hair to restore vitality and luminosity.
HAIR + SCALP
Spritz onto your hair and scalp and gently massage to enliven hair, soothe dandruff, eczema, rashes and psoriasis. Rosemary is an excellent hydrosol for enhancing and enlivening darker shades of hair. It has long been used to stimulate hair growth and restore shine.
Enhance your daily ritual and create a soothing atmosphere by adding this hydrosol to your diffuser. Rosemary is the essence of a garden, holding all memories and wisdom in its evergreen arms.
The Rosemary Hydrosol has a deep floral, minty aroma that is pleasing to almost everyone. Mist onto clean sheets daily. A spritz or two after washing before drying enhances the scent and softness of your linens.
FOR THE FAMILY
Add 1-2 TBSP to baths for a relaxing bedtime ritual. It provides a soothing aromatic mist for bed linens and blankets. Dilute and use for diaper rash, minor irritations and redness. Spritz above one's head each morning to evoke memory, focus and attention.
Add 1-5 TBSP to a warm foot bath for enhanced relaxation. Rosemary has both calming and detoxifying properties for both mind and body alike.
Rosemary has natural cleansing and toning properties making it an excellent first responder for soothing minor cuts, burns and wounds. Mist liberally after sun exposure to calm and cool the skin.
IN THE KITCHEN
The Rosemary Hydrosol has a pleasantly rich, mildly floral and minty flavor. It adds depth to ice teas, salad dressings, mocktails and soups. You can learn more about how to use your hydrosols in the kitchen here.
Undiluted Rosemary Hydrosol
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Origin: Ojai, California
Method: Combo distillation
Parts Used: Flowers and leaves
Store your hydrosol in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. For a refreshing cooling mist, store it in the refrigerator. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Use within 12-16 months of the distillation date to ensure the freshest experience.
WHAT IS A HYDROSOL?
Hydrosols, also known as hydrolats, distillates or floral waters, are aqueous products of steam or hydrodistillation. They are liquid suspensions of essential oils, plant acids, and water-soluble compounds.
As they are naturally acidic, these aromatic waters protect and repair the skin while providing nourishment and balance. They offer a wide range of uses from skincare to aromatherapy, energetic and emotional support to full body tonics.
You can learn more about GARA hydrosols here.
HOW DO I USE MY HYDROSOL?
Using a copper alembic still and fresh plant materials, we craft our hydrosols through the process of slow distillation. Each GARA hydrosol possesses a unique set of attributes and uses.
- Mist onto face, neck and chest after cleansing or anytime your skin needs an extra boost.
- Aura or aromatherapy mist
- Hair and scalp tonic
- As cooling mist and after-sun spray
- Added to baths and foot soaks
- Added to clay masks in place of water
- As a linen or room spray
- Believed to be safe for children as a calming agent and to ease tantrums, scabby knees and bug bites
Hydrosols are naturally acidic and are fairly well-preserved. You can enjoy their benefits for an extended period of time if you store your hydrosol properly. These exquisite creations remain potent and viable for 12-18 months after their distillation date.
Store your GARA products in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or prolonged exposure to heat to maintain potency.
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RETURNS + SHIPPING
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LEARN MORE ABOUT HYDROSOLS
How is a hydrosol made?
The production of our hydrosols begins with fresh plant materials, such as aromatic herbs, flowers, or other botanicals, which are suitable to the distillation process.
During distillation, steam is passed through the plant material, causing the release of various volatile compounds, including essential oils, plant acids, and water-soluble constituents. The resulting vapor, a mixture of water and these aromatic and bioactive components, is then condensed and collected as the hydrosol.
If you are interested in learning how to make your own hydrosols, we host live distillation workshops seasonally. Sign up for our newsletter here to stay up to date on our workshop offerings.
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Where can I learn more about the distillation process?
Join us in person for a distillation workshop!
This enchanting seasonal offering will awaken your senses and connect you to the natural world and the alchemical process that unfolds during distillation.
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How do I use my hydrosol in the kitchen?
While hydrosols are primarily known for their external uses and aromatic benefits today, they were originally prescribed as daily tonics in many ancient herbal traditions.
Many hydrosols are not only medicinal but also delicious and aromatic, boasting subtle, natural flavors that can be an enticing addition to water. Incorporating hydrosols into mocktails provides a delightful and refreshing beverage, enhancing hydration while offering a unique and alcohol-free experience.
It is crucial to emphasize that not all hydrosols are safe for internal use, and it is wise to consult with a knowledgeable herbalist or healthcare practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness.
You can learn more about how to use your hydrosol in the kitchen here.