Essential Oil Apothecary


Hyacinth Hydrosol


Hyacinth Hydrosol (Hyacinthus orientalis) hand foraged and distilled at our apothecary in California.

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Hyacinthus orientalis; queen of my aphrodite soul, heart of the lily family, muse to Homer. She grew tamed in T.S. Elliot’s “The Waste Land” yet accidental like the freesia I plucked in Berkeley last week. I recognize her short season, her perfumery importance, her willingness to release scent into my distillations despite her captivity in glass jars every spring since Madame de Pompadour. Common yet as a extract, rare like the hyacinth girl. 

“You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
“They called me the hyacinth girl.”
—Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

Suggested use: mist on skin as an antiaging skin toner that softens lines. Can be misted onto hair to freshen and delicately perfume. Highly recommended for use under arms and other body parts that get funky.

Shelf life: approimately 6 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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