"Distilling aromatic plants brought me to this metaphorical discovery, whereas distillers rising all over the world help the process of the awakened feminine and masculine to surface, balance, heal and reunite."

Reunite these two qualities within each of us, and in society… I believe we artisan distillers are doing way more than distilling for essential oil or hydrosol. We are making these changes happen by starting with ourselves, and with bringing goodness to our communities holistically. What a journey for all of us!


Are you familiar with HYDROSOLS?

Fragrant waters are produced when distilling aromatic medicinal plants. Also called hydrosols, hydrolats or ‘flower waters’, they might come from either flowers, fruits, leaves, branches, roots, even resins or other plant materials.

Ildiko’s distillations of Cretan aromatic plants are carried out with a traditional copper still, in small batches within a slow and artisanal setup. From her own inner need of high quality & care, she is using pure ingredients, either organic (by nature of source and not necessarily by authority stamps) or ethically wild crafted joyfully, with respect and consent of the Plants.

You can enjoy using aromatic waters in various ways for your Space, Body, Mind & Soul. Simply and profoundly, the alchemical mist as a scented messenger makes an immediate effect for our feel-good and well-being, and it is my honour offering them to You!​

How to Use Hydrosols?

Hydrosols are great as:

> Facial spritzer, body mists, hair treatment, foot or body baths.
> Room sprayers, or for diffusers.
> Ceremonial sprays, spritzer for emotional/spiritual energetics.
> Compresses, oral mouthwash.
> Household cleaners.
> Water phase in cream/lotion/gel formulations.

For therapeutic use and plant specifics please read further on our Cretan Aromatic Plants section. 


Each and every distillation is ​a new journey, a contemplation, an experiment and exploration finding bridges between the Spirit of Plant Kingdom and the Soul of our Human Nature.

Distillation is a Journey!

Simply and profoundly, the alchemical mist as a scented messenger makes an immediate effect for our feel-good and well-being. However, we can enjoy using the benefits of aromatic waters in various ways for our Space, Body, Mind & Soul. So far, I have distilled over 45 different plants (and still counting…), and here a bit of a short overview on what I have been putting into the cauldron!

Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis)
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia)
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Cistus (Cistus creticus)
Citrus Blossom (C. aurantium, C. reticulata, C. limon)
Dittany of Crete (Origanum dictamnus)
Frangipani (
Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
Greek Sage (Salvia fruticosa)
Greek Sage (Salvia pomifera)
Green Lemon (Citrus limon)
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum ssp. italicum)
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum)
Helichrysum (Helichrysum stoechas)
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
Juniper (Juniperus phoenicea)
Juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Lemon Verbena (Lippia citriodora)

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Neroli Brigarade (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
Nettle (Urtica pilulifera)
Oregano (Origanum onites)
Petitgrain Brigarade (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
Petitgrain Lemon (
Citrus limonum)
Rose Damask (Rosa damascena)
Rose, Old Cretan variety
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
St. John’s wort (Hypericum triquetrifolium)
Smilax (Smilax aspera)
Sea Fennel (Crithmum maritimum)
Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce)
Sweet Lavender (Lavandula heterophylla)
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Vitex (Vitex agnus castus)
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota spp. maxima)
Wild Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
Wild Savory (Satureja thymbra)
Wild Thyme (Thymus capitatus)
Wild Yarrow (Achillea cretica)
Wild Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


Get your personal selection of artisan hydrosols from our small-scale distillations to enjoy and learn more about this medium of medicinal aromatics.
Choose from up to 15 plants to explore!

Are you on the Plant Alchemist Path?

Discover Yourself
with aromatic plants!

It is important to know that during a distillation process typically there is both essential oil and hydrosol produced at the same time and none of them inferior or superior to the other, simply different in nature and the way used. One needs to understand the art of distillation, processes, plants used, material and type of distillation apparatus, as well as a number of influential contributors to get a more considerate insight of ratio of the various extracts, and their corresponding quantity and quality features.

Are you contemplating on how to move forward on your Plant Alchemist Path? Ildiko is offering day-classes and Personal Alchemy retreats on Crete. Get in touch if you feel ready to join her for an empowering study experience!

Experience the mystery and magic of Artisan Distillations and you get closer to understanding the transformative nature of Life itself!


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