Wild-Crafted, House-Made Pine Needle Hydrosol
Pine has been traditionally viewed as a tonic and immune system stimulant as well as an energy booster and used to improve stamina. Pine needles have been used a mild antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and a decongestant. It is a source of Shikimic acid which is a compound used in medications to treat the flu.
Lodgepole pine hydrosol can be used internally or externally.
Hydrosols are produced by distilling fresh plant materials into therapeutic and aromatic waters. All of our hydrosols are true hydrosols that result from the long and slow traditional distillation process using an alembic copper distiller from Portugal that is lead-free.
During the distillation, we do not separate the essential oils from the final product, so our hydrosol contains the full potency of the plant and is extremely concentrated and aromatic. They are distilled using fresh plant material allowing us to capture not just all the volatile components of the plant, but more importantly, the cellular water from the living plant. This cellular water is usually lost under the conventional high pressurized steam runs for essential oils, or absent when using only dried plant material. It is this cellular water, imbued with nutritious minerals, phytosterols, antioxidants, and countless other natural botanical chemicals, that imparts our hydrosols with the water-soluble aromatic and therapeutic properties of the plant.
Pine has a woodsy, sweet aroma with notes of lime citrus.
Spray to freshen up a room. Use in baths, saunas, and humidifiers.
Internally: Enjoy by the drop and/or use 1 tsp - 1 Tbsp per serving.
Add to teas, Elixirs, smoothies, or juice.
Do not use internally if pregnant or wanting to conceive.
† The statements throughout this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Seek the advice of a competent health care professional for your specific health concerns. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant please consult your health care provider before use. Information on this site is for educational purposes only.