Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy is one of the most anticipated books in the world of holistic health, introducing a revolutionary new use of essential oils in aromatic treatment.
Hydrosols, or hydrolates, are the pure, water-based solutions created when essential oils are steam distilled. Through this process, a potent yet subtle form of medicine is created, one that is able to be ingested as well as applied directly to the skin, unlike most pure essential oils. In fact, hydrosols are considered the homeopathic version of aromatherapy, and as such are ideal for use with children, animals, and those with fragile immune systems.
In this comprehensive book, Suzanne Catty details the specifics of 67 hydrosols, provides formulas to treat more than 50 health concerns, and offers 40 delicious recipes in which hydrosols can be used. Her section on pets will help owners deal with urinary tract and digestive problems as well as grooming and odor issues. She also shows how hydrosols can be used with other forms of vibrational medicine and with feng shui, geomancy, and dowsing.
Suzanne Catty is a Holistic Practitioner with 20 years in clinical practice. A Tea Sommelier, herbalist, author, distiller, chef and generally curious human, her groundbreaking work with aromatic plant waters, Hydrosols, created a new form of plant medicine and turned an unused by-product into a global commodity. Her unique expertise and evocative style has lead to an international reputation writing, lecturing and teaching around the world. She lives in Toronto, Canada.