Essential Oil Apothecary


Grand Fir Hydrosol


Grand Fir (Abies grandis) needle/branch distilled hydrosol. Wild foraged in Washington State and artisan distilled in California.

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Grand fir notes is a scent profile to love. It’s also an excuse I gladly use to visit a dear friend in the Pacific Northwest when I need to collect more Grand Fir for the next distillation. I could collect it here in California but honestly, it is so much more divinely scented and lively in cooler climates like Oregon, Washington and West Coast Canada. I travel with my still (it goes with my checked in baggage when I fly) so this fir is distilled onsite to obtain highest potency. I harvest sustainably and make sure I’m in the woods to reduce human contamination such as polution and chemicals. The scent is green, fresh as one would expect with a conifer and slightly herbaceous. It is what can be smelled when walking in a heavily treed forest after the rain. I’m also a huge fan of splashing a little of our Grand Fir hydrosol in San Pelligrino sparkling mineral water. Absolutely delicious with a squeeze of lemon. I steam distill Grand fir in small batches for about three hours on high heat and then lower heat after the first hour to draw out the distillation and obtain beautiful notes. I only use distilled water in the bottom of the still so that I can use the waste water from the still later in a bath for an immune supportive bath and also as a personal ritual to the tree that has provided me the rare opportunity to do my heart’s work. No string attached.

Suggested uses: as a toner to hydrate skin as well as treating oily skin issues. Beautiful hydrosol for smudging or room spray. Effective as a compress for sore muscles and joints. Recommended as a scented alcohol free after shave. Very effective to use on bites or bumps on skin to reduce infection and redness.

Shelf life: 12 to 24 months. Refrigerate to prolong freshness. 

Packaged in 3.3oz/100 ml tamper proof refillable glass bottles. 

Our hydrosols are kept in dedicated refrigeration until shipped.


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