Juniper - Hydrosol
Juniper - Hydrosol
Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
Keywords: awareness, motivation, revealing destiny, embracing change, trusting instincts, stepping into the unknown.
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The Story of the Juniper Distillation
Juniper has a long and varied association with fertility goddesses across cultures. These pregant symbols remind us of our capacity to give birth to our own destiny. This hydrosol comes from juniper harvested with a dear friend. At the time both her and Erika were going through heavy, foggy times, and both were lacking clarity of course. During this distillation the Wheel of Fortune tarot card was pulled which highlights the uncertainty of the future as a stable constant and that sometimes we have to change course and embrace the unknown in order to fulfill our goals, dreams, aspirations...our destinies. This requires the courage to not only feel into but also trust one's' instincts. When the future is uncertain, and the path not clear, the spirit can feel sluggish and paralyzed with fear, as can the psyche and the body. This gently warming and motivating aroma can help to clear the heavy resistance to change, fortify your gut instincts, and support your cultivation of courage for stepping into the unknown.
Each hydrosol comes with a 4 x 6 card which displays images that tell the story of that specific distillation as well as keywords that highlight its ceremonial procurement and possible psychic or energetic application. Although these images may seem disjunct, they do indeed tell a tale of a particular moment in time as the lives of the plants being distilled are celebrated and relationships with the plants are being formed. However, we encourage you to explore the symbolism of each hydrosol on your own terms, from your own perspectives.
Ingredients: Steam distilled hydrosol of Juniperus horizontalis.
For external use only. Spray 1-2 pumps no less than 1 foot from face, step or lean into the mist, and breathe deeply through your nose. Spray 1-2 pumps around work or living space. Not intended for use with children under the age of 12.
Local, sustainable aromatherapy. Artisan hydrosols distilled with intention from plants grown and stewarded in Appalachia.
“Our aromatic hydrosols, just like our flower essences, are preparations that celebrate the healing potential of metaphor, myth, and story. Each distillation captures a moment in time...a specific and intentional attempt to foster a deeper relationship with the plants and with ourselves; it is as if we are given the opportunity to experience the plants’ souls, and they ours. In this exchange we become characters in their collective stories and they become characters in our stories...and a healing companionship is born. In addition, I truly believe that when we are able to share in a plant’s story, as told through their aroma, we are often able to learn something about ourselves. It is our hope that through our hydrosols we are able to celebrate with others the magic of these exchanges and inspire your own relationship building, both with the plants and with Self.” - Erika Galentin, Clinical Herbalist, Distiller, & Co-creator at Sovereignty Herbs