Helichrysum, also known as immortelle, is one of nature’s powerful healers with beautifully complex honey-sweet, musty fragrance. As a facial toner it helps to reduce thread veins and other blemishes. We often use it for bruising, traumatic injury, itching and irritation. Emotionally it helps to relieve deeply bruised emotions that have caused a hard shell to form, allowing your heart to open and trust again.
Our hydrosols are distilled by us here on the farm. Unlike commercially available hydrosols, they are not a by-product of essential oil distillation, but our primary product. We distill gently and slowly to produce the highest quality aromatic water with a wide range of gentle active ingredients intact. The essential oil is not separated off from the water, unless there is more than would be safe. We use water from the spring on our land, which has had no chemical fertiliser on it in decades so is pure and unpolluted. These aromatic distillates are a powerful healing medium because the water carries the energetic imprint of the whole plant in its matrix.
Use hydrosols as an after shower rinse, or pour them in your bath and soak. Use them as face toners, to soothe skin, as food flavourings, room sprays, or to heal as appropriate. Make soaps with them. Or use them as the water part of any cream you make. They are versatile and safe to use so get creative.