American Family Farm Revival

Columbia River Valley, Washington State

  • Every summer we gather members of our sales, education and production team to witness and participate in the harvest and distillation of our Certified Organic, Artisan-Distilled HydroSouls. From all corners of the country we come together to celebrate and be inspired by the blossoming revival of the American Family Farm Tradition.

  • Deeply immersed in the enchanting bioregion of northeastern Washington State, we root our hands and feet in the cool, soft earth, elbow-deep in fragrant Rose Geranium, Lavender, Tulsi and Lemon Thyme. Here, we get to intimately know our distillers and the land that bears the plants that become our tools in therapeutic skin care.

Distillation

  • The plants are harvested by hand at peak hours then immediately packed into hand-hammered alembic copper stills. They are distilled at low temperatures, over the course of several hours. This slow, labor-intensive artisan process creates a vitalizing and energetic hydrosol, offering subtle, aromatic benefits for all skin. In contrast, conventional distillation distills primarily for the essential oil – the hydrosol being reduced to a by-product

  • – and uses stainless steel and high temperatures; the entire process typically lasting only forty-five minutes. Being on the land with these artisans, and participating in the harvest and distillation, has provided us a deep appreciation of the energetic connection that we as individuals have to the earth. In fact it is the very relationship that these individuals have with their land that infuses our plant waters with not only an exceptional aromatic vitality but also a profound therapy.

Since 2007

  • Acres cultivated: 200+ | Farms engaged: 9+ Individuals at work: 25+ | Families engaged: 11 Number of crops 8 | Invested: $400,000+

Ancient Alchemy

  • These beautiful alembic copper stills look like temples, and in some ways they are. Sacred places where divinity dwells, emanating grace. Here the spirits of the plant are transformed into matter through the mysterious alchemy of the elements we call distillation. This fluid ‘plant-milk’ embodies the soul of the plant, symbolizing a transformation of spirit (ether) into matter (water). Aromatic molecules are part of the plant’s immune system and a hydrosol represents the watery

  • aspect of this complex, intelligent system – a system that has biologically adapted over millions of years to live in symbiotic harmony with its environment. Hydrosols are gentle botanical remedies and their extraordinary aromatic vitality acts to subtly reawaken the quiet connection we have to nature. Distillation is a transformation in many ways. Being with the earth and participating in this ancient alchemy, like the plants, we too are transformed.

HydroSoul

  • Our HydroSouls restore proper pH to the skin, keeping it slightly acidic. They plump, hydrate, and help anchor moisture from various oils, butters and creams deeper into the skin

  • when used together. Each brings unique properties and benefits to the skin. Use morning, evening, and throughout the day to bring suppleness, hydration and vital luminescence to the skin.

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