Yarrow received its Latin name Achillea from the Greek hero Achilles, who used the herb to staunch and disinfect his soldier’s wounds.
Yarrow has been used by humans as an herbal ally since Ancient times. It is referenced in Native American, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine.
Well-loved for supporting the body’s natural repair processes, yarrow hydrosol has a sweet, floral, herbal aroma (and a slightly medicinal taste). It’s an important hydrosol for soothing urgent skin issues, and its purifying properties. Yarrow is said to help quiet emotional and mental distress and this hydrosol's overall effect is to cool, comfort, and restore an upset system.
Enjoy by the drop, and/or use 1 tsp per serving.
What are hydrosols?
Hydrosols are produced by distilling organic or wild-crafted fresh and dried plant materials into therapeutic and aromatic waters. All of our hydrosols that we make in-house 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 you can be assured that these hydrosol contain the full potency of the plant. We prefer to use fresh plant material as this allows 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.
† 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.