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Selecting Aromatic Waters

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Dog Choosing An Aromatic Water

Aromatic Waters, Floral Waters and Hydrolats

These names are interchangable. The aromatic waters that we use are made using a special still, through a gentle and extended distillation process. This enables both the oil and water-based volatile components to combine, offering a complete expression of the plant.

Large scale production can produce relatively cheap aromatic waters which are widely available. They are the by-product of essential oil steam distillation (officially called hydrosols). Steam is passed through the plant material after which it is condensed leaving the essential oil floating on top.

Aromatic Waters In A Glass Bottle

Aromatic Waters are often selected by animals with the following behaviours:

Cornflower

Cornflower

Helps to 'Let Go'

Frankincense

Frankincense

Fear

Linden Flower

Linden Blossom

Trust Issues

Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

Anxiety
Separation
Loss

Rose

Rose

Biting
Mouthing
Nurturing
Past Trauma

Valerian Root

Valerian Root

Calming
Sedative