Wormwood-Mugwort - Hydrosol
Wormwood-Mugwort - Hydrosol
Wormwood-Mugwort (Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia vulgaris)
Keywords: sacred space, cleansing and purification, goddess wisdom, strength of convictions, self-composure, shedding layers, unity in all things.
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The Story of the Wormwood-Mugwort Distillation
Both in the genus Artemisia (named after the Greek goddess Artemis), Wormwood and Mugwort have a mutual history of being highly respected for their ability to cleanse sacred space and purge negativity and dark influences from within and around physical, psychic, and spiritual bodies. They both are also associated with sublimation, the ability to rise up above oneself self for a higher perspective and are considered symbols of nature- and goddess-based spiritual practices. Both Mugwort and Wormwood have also been used for dreamwork, to stimulate creativity, and to communicate with both the higher Self and Creation. This co-distillation was accompanied by smokey quartz, a stone which is believed to assist in deflecting and redirecting negativity both from within and from others. It was also accompanied by the skin of a black rat snake, to symbolize the shedding of layers and leaving behind what no longer fits. The serpent is also a long-standing symbol of goddess-based wisdom, the matriarchy, and fertility and regeneration. The Oroborus, a serpent eating its own tail, is a symbol used by alchemists and gnostics to represent the cyclical nature of time, renewal, and the unity of all things. The Strength tarot card was also incorporated into this distillation, representing inner composure, self-control, and the austere focus required to not be affected by external influences. This hydrosol and its pungent, ketonic aroma, will assist one in ritual purification and claiming of sacred space whilst also providing a source of strength in deflection of negativity (including cleansing the psyche from negative thoughts), maintaining composure in the face of patriarchal influences, and shedding of unnecessary skins. For honoring the goddess wisdom within you.
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 Artemisia absinthium and Artemisia vulgaris.
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. This hydrosol may be high in ketones and is not recommended for individuals who are prone to headaches or seizures.
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