Common Name: Yarrow Hydrosol
Botanical name: Achillea millefolium
Origin: Washington, USA.
Distilled: August 2017
Shelf Life: 1-2 years
Notes about the distiller:
Our Yarrow hydrosol comes to us from a USDA Certified Organic farm in Washington. The distiller produces hydrosols exclusively and is very passionate in what she does. She has on many occasions referred to herself as a rancher although she is truly someone that I consider to be a caregiver for the plants she grows and distills. On her farm,she also grows a variety of healing plants. We currently carry her Yarrow, Peppermint, and Geranium & Lemon Balm co-distill. hydrosols.
Personal Notes: I use this hydrosol to sooth irritation and inflammation in my knee and most recently in a preparation for an injury I sustained to my hand.
Aroma: The aroma of this hydrosol is slightly different than other batches. It has a lush green aroma that is round and supple in herbal notes. It does not have the same heavy and earthy tones that the essential oil does. Most Yarrow hydrosols I have smelled, have been musty and not all that pleasant. This one is definitely more herbal than floral compared to that of the essential oil with some tart notes.
Color: The color is not a dark blue like the essential oil. It is clear in its coloring.
Yarrow hydrosols are aromatic floral waters that contain the water loving components of essential oils obtained during steam distillation of the flowers and leaves. They can be used for a wide range of purposes as toners, tonics, energizers, and other natural functions.
- Can be used in wound care
- Can be used after emotional trauma
- Use in spiritual rituals and aura work
- Use in cool compresses to soothe joint concerns
- Use to calm and soothe before sleep
- Use diluted in teas or as a type of tonic to support digestive system and soothe stomach concerns
To get the most use of your hydrosols, I recommend storing them in cold, dark places or refrigerators. The average shelf life is approximately 1-2 years for this hydrosol. The shelf life can be extended if stored properly.
This hydrosol is packaged in a clear glass 2 ounce or 4 ounce bottle with an atomizer so it is ready for immediate use. All 8 ounce bottles are packaged in a cobalt blue PET plastic with a disc cap to avoid potential breakage during transit.
Here is a quick video of me sharing some information on color and smell for our Yarrow Hydrosol.