How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

by Andrea Butje on July 20, 2015

I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather. That […]


5 Great Ways to Use Hydrosols

by Andrea Butje on November 30, 2011

What is a hydrosol? Hydrosols are pure healing waters produced during distillation. There are many different ways to use hydrosols. When plant material is distilled, it’s exposed to either boiling water, steam or both. The steam moves through the plant, and breaks open the structures that contain the essential oil and other plant fluids. These fluids […]


Three Reasons to Love Geraniol

by Andrea on August 30, 2010

Palmarosa is high in geraniol. The current batch we have contains 75%. What’s so great about geraniol? It is cooling. Make a spray with an oil high in geraniol (try Palmarosa!) and spray it on the back of your neck on a hot summer day–the relief comes fast! You can also try a cool Palmarosa […]