How to Make a Hydrosol

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How to Make a Hydrosol
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By Erin Oberlander, Certified Holistic Aromatherapist Hydrosols are becoming more well-known in the home and natural health care communities, and this is causing many to wonder how to make a hydrosol. In order to understand this, we must first look at the distillation process of essential oils. First, a distiller will gather and prepare plant material. Sometimes the plant material will be dried before distillation; other times the plant material will be distilled immediately to yield the highest amount of essential oil. Once the plant material has been prepared, the distiller will put the plant material into the body of a distillation vessel. To this, a moderate amount of pure water will be added. The distiller will be fully assembled at this point — including the condenser as well as the containers into which the byproducts of distillation will be collected. Then heat
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