Meet the Herbs

Making a White Rose Hydrosol

Herbalist and herb farmer Mary Pat Palmer shows all the steps of making a hydrosol- starting with gathering roses in her garden- while explaining how she uses hydrosols therapeutically.

Also known as ‘herbal distillates’, hydrosols are a concentrated plant extract. They’re considered about 30 times stronger than tea and contain a tiny amount of essential oil.

(How I dream of a copper still like the beautiful antique in this video! Homemade hydrosol is one of the coolest things I can imagine and is on my wish list of “someday-to-do’s”.)