Botanical Name: Achillea Millefolium
Yarrow is considered to provide a cooling effect on fevers, aches and pains and is considered a strong anti-inflammatory.
Suggested Uses: Yarrow Hydrosol is useful to spray full strength on irritated, dry, itchy or sunburned skin, and the relief mild cuts and abrasions.
Steam distilled in a small-batch in our lab in Midland, Ontario.
Storage: True hydrosols have a relatively short shelf life. if stored in the refrigerator or cool place below 50 F they should last at least 1 year.
Hydrosols – A by-product from the distillation of essential oils. Most common are orange blossom, rose, lavender, rosemary and chamomile. If an essential oils has been distilled then its hydrosol exists. In most cases, hydrosols are very pleasant and friendly to the skin. These waters are mildly antiseptic, astringent, and lightly fragrant. They can be applied directly to the skin as a toner, mixed with creams, in facial compresses, lotions or used as a body splash. A great alternative to essential oils when treating children and are often referred to as the ‘gentle aromatherapy.’ When possible, use instead of just water. Conversely, a plant can be distilled which does not produce an essential oil, but does have aromatic and therapeutic properties such as witch hazel or sweetgrass.