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True Myrtle Hydrosol

 

Name: True Myrtle Hydrosol

Species: Myrtus communis

Part: Leaf, Twig (Flower, Berry if present at harvest)

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Fruity and green with a splash of herbaceousness

$7.97

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NameTrue Myrtle Hydrosol
SpeciesMyrtus communis
PartLeaf, Twig (Flower, Berry if present at harvest)
ExtractionSteam Distilled
SourceAustralia
ColorClear
AromaMinty, fruity and green with a splash of sweet herbaceousness

True Myrtle Hydrosol 100% Pure

True Myrtle Hydrosol is one of the products we get from an awesome distiller in Australia (If you’re on that side of the world, give us a shout ~ shipping is cheaper if you buy from him)!  Many people around the globe love Chris’ unique Rosemary Essential Oil but few on our side of the globe have experienced his hydrosols.

This hydrosol would be a great addition to your respiratory support collection, especially if dealing with seasonal effects.  Good as a general health tonic.  One of few hydrosols that can be used as an eyewash, wonderful as a toner for all skin types.

Please keep in mind that hydrosols smell more like the plant than essential oils do . . . and by ‘plant,’ we mean the whole plant, not just the flowers.  You’ll smell a lot of earthy and herbaceous notes in hydrosols that you don’t smell in the oil as a general rule.  Please do not expect any hydrosol to smell exactly like the corresponding oil.  Greet them as a new friend and they’ll treat you well in return!

 

A Word from Our Artisan Distiller

 [. . .] many distillers “cohobate” their distillations. This means that they recycle the collected hydrosol back into the water supply that generates steam, to maximise the collection of essential oil, and thus maximise the oil yield. The process of cohobation also dilutes the water-soluble plant compounds because the cohobated hydrosol is added to the water used for steam; it is not the sole supply of water for steam. Thus, the process dilutes both oil and water-soluble plant compounds of the hydrosol.

 

Those of you who know me also know we never cohobate. All of our hydrosols are distilled in a single pass, and are separated from the essential oil with a lower separation temperature than normal. This makes for an oil-rich hydrosol, [. . .]

 

As with all essential oils and hydrosols, it’s never a good idea to evaluate the aroma by smelling straight from the bottle. [. . .] I would ask that you evaluate on scent strips or an odourless blotting paper for a base reference when considering its aroma.

 

Thanks for reading, take care and bye for now!
Chris Burder, Grower & Distiller

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True Myrtle Hydrosol Safety Info

As with any topical product, if you experience new or worsening skin issues, discontinue use.  ​Store your hydrosol in a cool dark place.  Refrigeration will extend the life of your hydrosol (use your hydrosol within 1 year after purchase).  If you dilute your hydrosol, dilute just enough for quick use and refrigerate any diluted material ~ do not dilute more hydrosol than you will use in a week.  Take care not to accidentally introduce pathogens to your hydrosol.


With all hydrosols:

  • Never use them in eyes or mucus membranes.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
  • Keep away from children.
  • If applying a hydrosol to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
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