Botanical binomial: Hierochloe odorata
Other names: Wiingashk, Sipátsimo, Wicko’bimucko’si, Óhonte Wenserákon, Vanillagrass, Mannagrass, Holy Grass
CAS No.: 91770-13-7
Country of Origin: Canada
Part of plant used in production: Aerial
Preservatives: Does not contain preservatives.
Methods of production: Steam distillation by-product
Maintaining Hydrosol Integrity: Store in a dry location, away from light, preferably in a amber bottle. Keep storage temperature between 3°C to 5°C. Take care to ensure the hydrosol remains and is used in a sterile environment free from potential contaminants. Bottles should not be left partially full; moving smaller quantities of hydrosol to appropriately sized vessels will reduced oxidization by minimizing exposure to air. For best results use immediately, or add a preservative to increase stability and shelf life. Please keep in mind that hydrosols are fragile.
Description: Sweetgrass is a aromatic perennial grass grown throughout Eurasia’s northern regions and North America in wetlands, wet meadows, and marshes. Unlike many common hydrosols, Sweetgrass Hydrosol is not used in the production of essential oil, it only yields a fragrant hydrosol component.
Ethnobotanical uses of sweet grass are widespread in North America with many indigenous peoples revering it as a sacred plant.
Characteristics: A clear liquid with water-like consistency. Sweetgrass Hydrosol is described as reminiscent of vanilla and warm hay.
Properties: Astringent, Antimicrobial
Uses: Sweetgrass hydrosol is a wonderful therapeutic addition to skin care products, it provides a soothing uplifting aroma, as well as antimicrobial and astringent properties.
Commonly used in aromatherapy to purify both space and mind.