AROMATIC WATERS FROM MEDICINAL PLANTS

ARTISAN HYDROSOLS

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!​

ESSENTIAL REFLECTIONS DISCOVERY SETS

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!

THE JOURNEY OF THE ALCHEMIST

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 40 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)
Frangipani (Plumeria)
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 (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
Nettle (Urtica pilulifera)
Oregano (Origanum onites)
Petitgrain Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Rose (Rosa damascena)
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)
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota spp. maxima)
Wild Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
Wild Savory (Satureja thymbra)
Wild Thyme (Thymus capitatus)
Wild Yarrow in Crete (Achillea cretica)
Wild Yarrow in Hungary (Achillea millefolium)

Day Class

A ticket to the infinite world of aromatics, with a personal experience on our aromatic fields in Crete. Get inspired and learn from our ‘wild-growing’ practices!

Alchemy Retreat

Experience living the aromatic life in the rural Cretan land, to learn with Ildiko and the Plants through conversations, walks, harvest, distillation and medicine-making.

Workshops

Practical magic of aromatics and their transformative nature. Immersive, easy-going and inspiring opportunity to learn and grown with the wisdom of the plants.

Consultation

Seeking for guidance on your path? Ears to listen, eyes to see, and a gentle presence to hold space… ask the right questions, reflect and help to put the puzzles together?

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

DISCOVER YOURSELF
WITH AROMATIC PLANTS

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