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New Summer Hydrosols


The Scented Djinn is once again embarking on a few distillation projects, perhaps reviving our famous, and famously effective, Kombu Seaweed & Lime Hydrosol. We've recently acquired a wee lovely glass distillation unit in which we are planning a few rose distillations, and we are awaiting our yearly supply of grosso lavender flowers and white sage for distillation as well. We check the local farmer's markets for anything new and exciting that can go into our little still of wonders, so watch for something you've never seen before. Our hydrosols are made in small batch distillations, carefully tended to create the most amazingly gorgeous result. It's been a few years since we've embarked upon a distillation session -- too many years -- and we're very anxious to get back to doing what we love.

We will keep you apprised of the hydrosol situation here. In the meantime, visit our Etsy Apothecary.




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