Spearmint-Rose Geranium - Hydrosol
Spearmint-Rose Geranium - Hydrosol
Spearmint-Rose Geranium (Mentha spicata, Pelargonium graveolens)
Keywords: sensuality, togetherness, compassion, unconditional love, tenderness toward self and others, supporting freedom of self-expression.
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Pairs well with these flower essences: Swamp Rose Mallow (Compassion), Blue-eyed Mary (Benevolence), Butterfly Weed (Kinship), Spikenard (Inhibition), Catalpa (Courage), Coral Honeysuckle (Creativity)
The Story of the Spearmint-Rose Geranium Distillation
In Western herbalism, Spearmint is considered an herb of opposites, being both warming and cooling as well as both stimulating and relaxing, bringing two opposites on a spectrum together in unity. Both Spearmint and Rose Geranium are also loved for their gently uplifting aromas. These two plants were distilled together in celebration of the magic of compassion in creating safe space for sensuality, sexualtiy, and self-expression. Rose quartz is a well-known symbol of unconditional love and was incorporated into this distillation in support of cultivating tenderness towards self and others. The malachite also reminds us of brining opposites together by stimulating a connection between what is earthly and what is ethereal, between what is seen and unseen. The Lovers tarot card was drawn and incorporated into this distillation as a symbol of healthy desires and the honorable and respectful union between lover and loved, whether that be a person, a place, a process, or possession. In this hydrosol, the invigorating scent of Spearmint and the deeply sensual aroma of Rose Geranium come together in sweet matrimony.
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 co-distilled hydrosol of Mentha spicata and Pelargonium graveolens.
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