Harvest To Hydrosol
Packed with a wealth of research and personal expertise, Harvest to Hydrosol leads you on a practical and mystical journey of a plant’s transformation into a hydrosol. Ann Harman uses her years of experience as an artisan distiller, farmer, and botanist, to guide you in how to expertly distill your own hydrosols.
New Second Edition
In this new edition Ann Harman shares what she has learned over the last 7 years since the first publication of Harvest to Hydrosol. It is packed with over 65 pages of new information including copper cleaning protocols, new analyses, tables and research.
- Easy to follow with over 150 of photos, tables, and diagrams
- Proven practices of distilling plants using copper alembic stills
- Understand the senses—how the role of smell, sight, taste, hearing, and touch contributes to a successful distillation
- Understand the plants—including taxonomy, how and when you can distill each plant, and the author’s recommendations based on experience
- Unique insight—understand the life and soul of water used in the distillation process
- Responsible Distilling— learn good manufacturing practices, testing and sanitizing practices
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A Passion for Aromatherapy
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I embarked on my journey to source pesticide-free, sustainable products from small-scale farmers and a major criteria of mine is that everything I source is both aromatically vibrant and also therapeatically effective. I love sharing what I find in this world with others. I am constantly blown away by the positive response I receive from all of you. I thank all of you for your strong support throughout the years and am continually inspired by the warm words you share with me. It truly keeps me going.
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The book is a very comprehensive and thorough overview of hydrosols from a distillers perspective and also for proper usage, storage and understanding the properties of each plant distilled. I distill my own hydrosols and the book has helped me to refine my distillation process, while learning more about hydrosols as an overview. I would highly recommend this book, both for experienced distillers and beginners alike. Very much worth the investment in learning!
For home distilling of hydrosals, this is truly an essential book!
Very informative book. Learned a lot from it.
Finally I found THE book that has all the answers.
So glad you are enjoying it! Lots of great information (:
I am enjoying the book very much so far. It is very informative and I’m learning. I’m in love with the hydrosols I’ve purchased and gives me hope that I’ll be able to produce the same.