- Botanical Name: Achillea Millefolium
- Plant Part: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
- Country of Origin: Bulgaria
- Color/Consistency: Clear Blue Color and very thin, water-like consistency
- Aroma: Herbaceous, like "Puppy Breath"
Specific Benefits of Yarrow Hydrosol:
Skin & Wound Care
As a mild antibacterial and astringent, this hydrosol can be helpful for balancing out oily or acne-prone skin, or cooling you off on a hot, humid day. Its properties are also helpful for dermal infections and cleaning wounds. It has also been known to stop bleeding.
Aches, Cramps & Joint Pain
Yarrow is a wonderful anti-inflammatory, and is also antispasmodic for the digestive, reproductive, and muscular systems, used topically or internally. This hydrosol has been used successfully to ease the discomfort associated with painful menstrual cycles, hemorrhoids, and postpartum healing. Yarrow can also be used in a compress (especially combined with Goldenrod) to balance excess fluid in the joints, easing rheumatic pain.
Balance Fluid in the Body
Yarrow Hydrosol can be used in a compress to stabilize fluids in the body and gets rid of excess water without being diuretic.
Yarrow has been used for centuries in many different forms to help reduce or break a fever. It is very cooling for the body, and may also ease aches and pains associated with a cold or flu.
Yarrow hydrosol has been shown to improve the digestion of fatty foods and quickly relieve indegestion and heartburn associated with overindulgence.
Yarrow's anti-inflammatory properties can be very helpful for reducing varicose veins. Use in a compress on its own, or in combination with our Varicose Vein Tonic.
Like the oil, this hydrosol is highly energetic and good for spiritual or distance work. Use in combination with Juniper Berry for cleansing the aura, crystals, or work spaces.
Compress for Joint Pain
2oz Yarrow Hydrosol
15 drops Goldenrodessential oil
Mix essential oil into hydrosol, apply to cloth, and press into the area. Let sit on the area for at least 15 minutes. Can also be used as a spray, but appears to be more effective when the damp cloth can sit on the skin for a longer period of time.
Energetic Cleansing Spray
1-2 oz Yarrow Hydrosol
2 Tbsp Witch Hazel
10 drops Juniper Berry essential oil
5 drops Lemongrass essential oil
5 drops Pink Grapefruit essential oil
5 drops Rosemary Cineole essential oil
*Shake well before spraying.