Ramblings on about natural perfumery . . . and other moderately related perfumery stuff, written
by Justine Crane, natural botanical perfumer, olfactogustatorian, writer, alchemist, and owner of The Scented Djinn Apothecary & Thurifercorum
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Hand Distilled Blood Orange Hydrosol
This is the first hydrosol
I have created in a year, and the first of 2013. Made in my lovely
copper al embic on very low heat, it took hours of distillation to
create the lovely crystalline oil filled hydrosol that smells sweet and
juicy and fresh. Since this orange oil and hydro was distilled and not
cold pressed, it is safe to use in the sun! There are no issues of
phototoxicity with distilled citrus. So spray away! In your hair, your
face, neck, decolletage, bum, knees and toes. It makes for a refreshing
light spring fragrance and rejuvenating aromatic toner.
Whole fruit, including the juice and peel, were distilled to create this lovely hydrosol.
4 oz amber glass sprayer