Our Sweetgrass hydrosol is artisan distilled from a specific organic grown aromatic grass, Hierochloe odorata, whose Latin name means "holy grass and fragrant". The aroma of Sweetgrass hydrosol is nothing short of springtime dewy herbals captured in a bottle. You will enjoy its fresh and sweetly herbal aroma that is both calming and grounding. Sweetgrass is also known as Vanilla grass because of its coumarin content that gives a creamy vanilla-like aroma to certain botanics such as Tonka Bean. Two chemicals found in sweetgrass, phytol and coumarin, are said to repel mosquitoes. Sweetgrass is certainly a hydrosol to take along camping or hiking.
Sweetgrass has a long standing history in Native American culture for cleansing and purifying the air much the same as White Sage. With its fresh and clean aroma and antimicrobial properties it is a wonderful hydrosol for room freshening and disinfecting, and in skin care formulations for its astringency and delightful fresh aroma.
Beneficial Uses of Sweetgrass Organic Hydrosol:
- Air cleansing and purifying
- Skin care formulations
- Room sprays
- Emotionally grounding and comforting
The shelf life of a hydrosol is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. Our Organic Sweetgrass Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004