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Book Interview: Harvest to Hydrosol by Ann Harman

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by
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Harvest to Hydrosol by Ann Harman: Used with Author's Permission

Harvest to Hydrosol by Ann Harman: Used with Author's Permission

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Spring 2015.1) and is re-published here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2015 copyright statement. If you Continue reading the story "Book Interview: Harvest to Hydrosol by Ann Harman"

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Three Ways to Use Witch Hazel Hydrosol

Posted on: November 17th, 2014 by
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Witch Hazel: Photo Credit, ISP

Witch Hazel: Photo Credit, ISP

Witch hazel has long been used as an antiseptic in first aid. However, witch hazel hydrosol also has other uses. In addition, it is important to remember that witch hazel hydrosol is not the same as store-bought witch hazel. Continue reading the story "Three Ways to Use Witch Hazel Hydrosol"

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Four Uses for Hydrosols in Aromatherapy

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by
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Hydrosols in Aromatherapy: Photo Credit, ISP

Hydrosols in Aromatherapy: Photo Credit, ISP

Hydrosols are increasing in popularity today, although they have actually been around for a very long time! Hydrosols have more or less come full circle in history; initially, they were considered more “valuable” in the plant Continue reading the story "Four Uses for Hydrosols in Aromatherapy"

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Understanding Aromatherapy Terminology: The Difference Between Flower Waters and Flower Essences

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 by
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A flower essence is extracted from impatiens, Cj Samson, wikimedia commons

A flower essence is extracted from impatiens, Cj Samson, wikimedia commons

Aromatherapy is often a complex language of similar words with different meanings!  As a writer, I am perhaps more interested in word Continue reading the story "Understanding Aromatherapy Terminology: The Difference Between Flower Waters and Flower Essences"

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What is the Difference Between a Flower Essence and an Essential Oil?

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 by
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Clematis is used as an essence in Bach Flower Therapy, istockphoto, used with permission

Clematis is used as an essence in Bach Flower Therapy, istockphoto, used with permission

When is an essential oil not an essential oil?  This sounds Continue reading the story "What is the Difference Between a Flower Essence and an Essential Oil?"

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Using Hydrosols in Aromatherapy

Posted on: December 17th, 2009 by
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Hydrosols, in the words of Suzanne Catty, are "the next aromatherapy".  I recently purchased my first hydrosol and was amazed at the potency of it.  I'm familiar with essential oils but not hydrosols.  Hydrosols, sometimes called hydrolats or flower waters, used to be discarded in Continue reading the story "Using Hydrosols in Aromatherapy"

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