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Peppermint Organic Hydrosol - France

Mentha piperita

Distilled from the aerial part of the Metha x piperita plant
Artisan Crafted in France
Distillation date Summer 2019
Shelf Life is stable to moderately stable, approximately 12 - 24 months
Ph is 5.1
Aroma is like freshly crushed peppermint leaves
Taste
 is strong undiluted but diluted it is softer

Peppermint Hydrosol, unlike Peppermint essential oil, which is advised to use in small doses, is known to be problem free. Peppermint hydrosol is useful for colic, heartburn, bloat and other digestive issues. It has provided relief to those suffering with Crohn's disease or colitis. Suzanne Catty states that, "a three week treatment of peppermint hydrosol will do wonders for bad breath or acneic skin by both detoxifying the liver and the colon."

Note: Contraindicated for children under three years of age.

Therapeutic and Energetic Uses of Peppermint Hydrosol:
  • Digestive tract cleanser
  • Mild antibacterial and anti fermative
  • Combats itching and is cooling for the skin
  • Good for insect bites, allergic skin reactions
  • Can be used in hydrotherapy for stiff muscles.  What is interesting is if  it is added to cool water, it has a warming effect and if added to warm water has a cooling effect
  • Known as the wake-up water.  Drink some in the morning to get going!
  • Mentally stimulating
  • Uplifting, reduces depression
  • Emotionally and spiritually cleansing
About Our Hydrosols:
Our hydrosols at Stillpoint Aromatics are stored in sterilized clear glass bottles in our dark cold room until an order is placed.  The hydrosol is then especially poured for you, with conscious intention, into a sterilized clear glass bottle. We use clear glass bottles for our hydrosols so you can see "what is going on inside the bottle." You can not see mold/fungal growth in colored glass like blue or amber.
 
Hydrosols Are:
Hydrosols are floral waters, hydroflorates… flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. Hydrosols are the pure natural water that is produced during the distillation process. 
 
The plant material is placed into the retort (still) or distillation tank. The steam hits the plant, softening  the scent or secretory cells releasing the essential oil that is contained within  as a vapor.  This essential oil vapor mixes with the steam and is separated again as the steam cools in the condensing tank.  As the steam cools, the essential oil molecules separate from the steam (now as cooled water) and float on the water (except for the very few of them which sink) and the water, now is called the hydrosol, or sometimes, the hydrolat is syphoned off.
 
The highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted artisan distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral and plant material strictly to produce a hydrosol.  Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong.  They are wonderful to use with children and pets!
 
Storage:
When not in use, store in a cool dark place.  A refrigerator is great!
 
References:
Catty, Suzanne. Hydrosols, The Next Aromatherapy. Vermont: Healing Arts Press. 2001 

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