To start off, this specific recipe is very important, especially today! This is said to be the process that results in a comparable solution of pharmaceutical remedies for the viruses that are a threat today. Click Here to view this important information on this specific combination of grapefruit, lemon, and zinc.
We are very excited to offer, not only this handcrafted hydrosol from the wildcrafted plants that we love, but also HydroTea™, which are the drippings that others normally toss out, yet we know the dense medicinal value and healing that it may offer! The hydrosol is clear, whereas the HydroTea™ is dark, like concentrated herbal tea. If you purchase the two together there is even more of a discount. Both are created with a process that takes over 12 hours of distilling plant material.
Grapefruit and lemon hydrosols are a super rare find! This is because most are cold pressed to produce higher amounts of essential oil. While there are trace amounts of essential oil in the hydrosol, it is not what we are after! We are seeking out the concentrated compounds that are water soluble.
The flavor is bitter, tart, and tangy. It is considered to be interchangeable to the cold-processed essential oil in its benefits and uses. These two fruits are dense in astringent properties, which many consider beneficial for acne and most importantly, biofilm dissolution. This would make an excellent daily remedy to fight pathogenic biofilms, including intestinal mucus! Their compounds, including a natural quinine content, may act as a carrier for the zinc, driving it deeper into the cells, for a higher bioavailability. Zinc is present, as it is amazing support for immunity. It may be highly bioavailable in combination with the grapefruit and lemon.
A hydrosol is the essence, containing the life force of a plant. It is a colloidal suspension of the plants, vitamins, nutrients, acids, essential oils, aromatic constituents, and other soluble compounds. It is made by distilling the plant material. In this case, and product, it is the peel of organic white grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi), lemons (Citrus limon), and zinc is added. It is said that this combination may be superior support for the recent, viral outbreaks.
The distillation process is that of when the material releases substances in the form of steam, which then turns back into liquid upon contact with extreme cold. The produced water, or hydrosol solution, contains the colloidal vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and other constituents of that particular plant material. The hydrosol solution may also smell and taste similar to what it is made out of. As long as the plant material is edible, so is the hydrosol made from it! This one is edible of course!
This also applies to the HydroTea™! It may be ideal to keep and use as needed. When you feel cough or cold symptoms coming on, you can take a concentrated shot of the drippings, or dilute 1/2 oz. to make a 4 oz. traditional strength cup of tea. The drippings from any type of delicacy, or process, have always been considered a prized possession!
Hydrosols are recommended to be used in many ways, which include but are not limited to an astringent splash, body or facial spray, room/linen spray, diffuser additive, nebulizing additive, gargle solution, blemish or acne application, detox bath additive, belly button soak, food/tea flavoring, and in most other ways the essential oil is normally used. Grapefruit and lemons are both dense in astringent properties, which make them perfect for targeting mucus and biofilms. These rinds are used by many others to support immunity, soothing itchy skin and scalp, stress reducers, uplift depressive states, fat elimination, water retention, detoxification activation, tightening of skin and bones, and for their natural quinine compounds. The aromatic compounds can be utilized in the nebulizing method, as they are energetic, uplifting, enlightening, supportive of respiratory processes, and have their own list of benefits!
Grapefruit and lemons contain photosensitive compounds, which means that they may cause sensitivity to the sun, resulting in sunburn to be more intense and easier to get.
Keep your hydrosols in the fridge for a longer shelf life and to make your sprays cool and refreshing!
The options to make hydrosol with are literally limitless! We can make it with so many types of plants that it would take a lifetime to make and to list them. If there is a special request of hydrosol that you would like, please email us and ask if it is something we can consider, and we will do our best to oblige! As we make new hydrosols and as new requests are made, we will constantly be listing new options. Check back in often to see newly listed hydrosols, and HydroTeas™!