Online Newsletter includes excerpts from
OWYHEE: Artemisia ludoviciana
|by Jeanne Rose
& George Sturtz
See the Winter 2001/2002 Issue
of THE AROMATIC NEWS for the
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy, all rights reserved, 2001, 2002, THE AROMATIC NEWS, Winter 01/02
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The History of Hydrosols in the U.S.
| The Aromatic
Plant Project was originally founded in 1990 by Jeanne Rose as
the "Lavender Project" to encourage the growing and
distillation of correctly chosen Lavender plants that would produce a
quality hydrosol and essential oil. In 1995 after again touring
the wine country and seeing the need to expand this vision, Jeanne Rose
chose to include all aromatic plants as a part of the project and the
name was changed to The Aromatic Plant Project. In 1998, a Board
was selected and Jeanne Rose was appointed permanent Executive Director,
and it was decided to evolve into a non-profit educational
association. Shannon Thompson offered to produce a set of
by-laws. These by-laws were made and passed by the Board and
eventually approved by the IRS near the end of 1999 to include all 1999
|Using Hydrosols in Cooking and in the Home|
| Hydrosols are a
skin-care product par excellence, the result of the distillation of
organically grown plants with natural deep earth spring water. The
hydrosol is a complete and synergistic balance of herbal therapy and
aromatherapy. Herbal therapy gives the hydrosol the water-soluble
plant components from steam-distillation and aromatherapy give the
hydrosol both scent and taste, as well as the therapeutic benefits of
essential oil. Natural scent, great taste, aromatic and herbal
therapeutic benefits make the hydrosol a perfect addition to anyone's skin
See the Summer 2001
Issue of THE AROMATIC NEWS for
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy, all rights reserved, 2001, THE AROMATIC NEWS, Summer 2001
Pear Essence The Birth of a New Oil, by Jeanne Rose
| Yes, it really is
true, there is an essential oil from Bartlett Pears. That's
right! This fruit does produce an essential oil. However, it
takes 20 tons of pears to produce about 3 ounces of essential oil.
Here is the story of finding this precious substance.
Recently, an aromatherapy conference was held near my hometown of San Francisco. I had a house full of friends visiting that had all decided to go to the conference but I on the other hand had not been invited to speak nor had I decided to pay to attend. So on the Saturday of the conference I planned to go to Alameda Island and check out St. George's Spirits' eau de vie distillery there and taste some of their new products. Ah! from such small decisions do great events happen.
At St. Georges's Spirits I met Lance Winters the distiller and began to discuss distillation. He remembered me from an incident several years ago, when the company allowed one of their distillers to distill the high azulene Blue Artemis (Artemisia arborescens) in their smallest eau de vie still. The Blue Artemis left behind enough heavy blue particles of azulene to cause everything that came through it to turn blue for days after our experimental distillation. [ummm! what a way to turn an alcoholic drink blue without synthetic colors]. Lance and I laughed about the incident and he began to talk about a Pear Essence that he had collected. Fruit does not produce an essential oil, that I knew, but a Pear Essence? What was he talking about?
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