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Cardamom Hydrosol Distilled At Our Apothecary


Green Cardamom hydrosol (Elettaria cardamomum) distilled at our apothecary in California.

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I love hydrosols. I love distilling them, sourcing them from other distillers and I love utilizing them. Hydrosols are found in some of our customer favorites: body washes, vegan C skin care, hand sanitizer and are so woven in the fabric of my daily life that I suspect they are on some kind of a DNA level. Suzanne Catty’s, “The Next Aromatherapy” was such a game changer for me and after wearing out two copies of her incredible book, I started working with hydrosols in many of my formulations.

My first experience with Cardamom hydrosol was in early 2013 while our apothecary was still in Canada. We were lucky to find one of our distilling partners who provided many hydrosols both centric to Canada and unique ones from ingredients abroad. Cardamom was one of the most addictive, ‘prettiest’, sweet spicy hydrosol I had experienced to date and I couldn’t wait to bring it into the shop. But with the last gallon, I realized something changed. Not with the producer but with me. I’ve grown into producing some truly good work with the still and as such I’ve begun to question the need to import what is typically large volume commercial hydrosols. The energy with these smaller fractional hydrosols are so different, so special from the first drop out of the condenser to the final drop at cut off that always reaches the deepest part of my alchemic soul. It’s taken a little time to source truly quality green cardamom pods that are fresh, fragrant and available in quantity. I’m glad to finally have a great source which means we now have a phenomenal green cardamom hydrosol produced in house. If I do say so myself … 🙂

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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