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Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage)

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Name: Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage)

Species: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Herb Cottage’ CT alpha-pinene

Part: Flowering Tops

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Fresh and herbaceous, very smooth


Name Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage)
Species Rosmarinus officinalis 'Herb Cottage' CT alpha-pinene
Part Flowering herb
Extraction Steam Distilled
Source Australia
Color Clear
Aroma Fresh and herbaceous, very smooth

Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage) 100% Pure

Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage) is one of the products we get from an awesome distiller in Australia (If you're on that side of the world, give us a shout ~ shipping is cheaper if you buy from him)!  Many people around the globe love Chris' unique Rosemary Essential Oil but few on our side of the globe have experienced his hydrosol.

I love it as a refreshing spray for my face . . . especially when I'm feeling over-heated.  It's also energizing and the scent of rosemary is attached to remembrance through both literature and current studies . . . so Rosemary hydrosol may be a great thing to have at homework time.

Please keep in mind that hydrosols smell more like the plant than essential oils do . . . and by 'plant,' we mean the whole plant, not just the flowers.  You'll smell a lot of earthy and herbaceous notes in hydrosols that you don't smell in the oil as a general rule.  Please do not expect any hydrosol to smell like the corresponding oil.


A Word from Our Artisan Distiller

 [. . .] many distillers "cohobate" their distillations. This means that they recycle the collected hydrosol back into the water supply that generates steam, to maximise the collection of essential oil, and thus maximise the oil yield. The process of cohobation also dilutes the water-soluble plant compounds because the cohobated hydrosol is added to the water used for steam; it is not the sole supply of water for steam. Thus, the process dilutes both oil and water-soluble plant compounds of the hydrosol.


Those of you who know me also know we never cohobate. All of our hydrosols are distilled in a single pass, and are separated from the essential oil with a lower separation temperature than normal. This makes for an oil-rich hydrosol, [. . .]


As with all essential oils and hydrosols, it's never a good idea to evaluate the aroma by smelling straight from the bottle. [. . .] I would ask that you evaluate on scent strips or an odourless blotting paper for a base reference when considering its aroma.


Thanks for reading, take care and bye for now!
Chris Burder, Grower & Distiller

1 review for Rosemary Hydrosol (Herb Cottage)

  1. derfzeus (verified owner)

    Love this stuff!! I use it to spray on my scalp after washing my hair. Used to have an itchy scalp… not anymore!

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Rosemary Hydrosol (Tasmanian) Safety Info

As with any topical product, if you experience new or worsening skin issues, discontinue use.  ​Store your hydrosol in a cool dark place.  Refrigeration will extend the life of your hydrosol (use your hydrosol within 1 year after purchase).  If you dilute your hydrosol, dilute just enough for quick use and refrigerate any diluted material ~ do not dilute more hydrosol than you will use in a week.  Take care not to accidentally introduce pathogens to your hydrosol.

With all hydrosols:

  • Never use them in eyes or mucus membranes.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
  • Keep away from children.
  • If applying a hydrosol to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.
  • Information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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