Dry, deep and musky with a bittersweet, astringent note
Empowered, clear, precise
AN ALLY FOR
- Cleansing and clearing
- Encouraging circulation
- Assisting in natural detoxification
- Promoting kidney and lymphatic function
- Great to use for gout, edema, and rheumatic and arthritic conditions
- High vibrational, energetic healing tool
Juniperene, Pinene, Terpinenes
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 JuniperHydrosol as often as needed throughout the day to restore and invigorate your mind and skin alike.
PRO TIP: The deep, musky aroma combined with its natural astringent properties make the Juniper Hydrosol a refreshing aftershave mist or natural body deodorizer for both men and women.
HAIR + SCALP
Spritz onto your hair and scalp and gently massage to stimulate blood flow and restoration. This hydrosol can be soothing for dandruff, eczema, ashes and psoriasis. Its astringent properties help to calm itchy skin and encourage natural cell regeneration and repair.
Enhance your bath experience and create a soothing atmosphere by adding this hydrosol to your diffuser. Juniper is empowering and cleansing, helping one to move forward with intention and precision.
When targeting specific areas for lymphatic support, spray the Juniper Hydrosol directly onto the affected area. Meditate on your breath and allow your mind and body to let go of any stagnant emotional energy. Gently massage for 10-15 minutes, repeating several times throughout the day if possible.
IN THE KITCHEN
The Juniper Hydrosol has a bold, slightly bitter yet pleasant taste. 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 Juniper Hydrosol
Botanical Name: Juniperus osteosperma
Origin: Santa Barbara County, USA
Parts Used: Leaves and berries
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
Each product is lovingly handmade, crafted with care and attention to detail. As a result of this meticulous process, we do not accept returns or provide refunds unless the item is damaged or defective upon arrival. Our primary goal is to ensure your satisfaction with both your experience and your purchase.
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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.