What are


Scented waters are produced when distilling aromatic medicinal plants. Also called hydrosols, hydrolats, aroma waters or ‘flower waters’, they might come from either flowers, fruits, leaves, branches, roots, even resins or other plant materials.

It is important to know that during a distillation process typically there is both essential oil and hydrosol produced at the same time and none of them inferior or superior to the other, simply different in nature and the way used. One needs to understand the art of distillation, processes, plants used, material and type of distillation apparatus, as well as a number of influential contributors to get a more considerate insight of ratio of the various extracts, and their corresponding quantity and quality features.



DISTILLING for Hydrosols

My distillations are carried out with a traditional copper still, in small batches within a slow and artisanal setup. From my own inner need of high quality & care, I am using pure ingredients, either organic (by nature of source and not necessarily by authority stamps) or ethically wild crafted.

As usual in my quality-focussed artisan distillations, I do slow-cooking, and as in a sacred ceremony, I like to quietly sit with my still for hours as a midwife who assists giving birth to a new life. Each and every distillation is a new journey, a contemplation, an experiment and exploration finding bridges between the Spirit of Plant Kingdom and the Soul of our Human Nature.



ARTISAN Hydrosols

Simply and profoundly, the alchemical mist as a scented messenger makes an immediate effect for our feel-good and well-being. However, we can enjoy using the benefits of aromatic waters in various ways for our Space, Body, Mind & Soul. So far, I have distilled over 35 different plants (and still counting…), and here below is a summary of what I have been putting into the cauldron!

  • Bay Leaf (Laurus nobilis)
  • Bergamot (Citrus aurantium ssp. bergamia)
  • Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • Cistus (Cistus creticus)
  • Citrus Blossom (C. aurantium, C. reticulata, C. limon)
  • Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
  • Greek Sage (Salvia fruticosa)
  • Greek Sage (Salvia pomifera)
  • Green Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Helichrysum (H. italicum ssp. microphyllum)
  • Helichrysum (Helichrysum stoechas)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
  • Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
  • Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
  • Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
  • Nettle (Urtica pilulifera)
  • Oregano (Origanum onites)
  • Petitgrain Lemon (Citrus limonum)
  • Rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum triquetrifolium)
  • Smilax (Smilax aspera)
  • Sweet Lavender (Lavandula heterophylla)
  • Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  • Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)
  • Wild Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
  • Wild Savory (Satureja thymbra)
  • Wild Thyme (Thymus capitatus)
  • Wild Yarrow in Crete (Achillea cretica)
  • Wild Yarrow in Hungary (Achillea millefolium)
  • Winter Lemon (Citrus limon)




Short Guide

Cistus (Cistus creticus)
Balm to the heart

Also called Rock rose and labdanum, however labdanum is actually referred to the resin. Healing for scars & wounds. Both physical and emotional. Tonic to the skin, a nice face cleanser or after-shave tonic. Astringent & styptic.
Plant part: aerial plant parts
Scent: earthy, light, herbaceous.


Cistus creticus
Greek Sage (Salvia pomifera)
Cleansing & clarity

Also called as Cretan apple sage. 
It is a smudging mist. Clearing energy, stagnations and balancing nerves. Promotes circulation and lymphatic stimulant. As a deodorant can help reduce sweating.
Plant part: flowering tops

Scent: herbal
Also distilled: Greek Sage (Salvia fruticosa)

Greek Sage

Salvia pomifera
Green Lemon (Citrus limon)
Fresh & cool

Light, uplifting and energising aroma. Refreshing and cleansing, antibacterial. Can be helpful for oily and blemished skin. Promotes circulation and easies the mind.
Plant part: fruit peel
Scent: fresh & slightly sweet.

Also distilled: Winter Lemon (Citrus limon)

Green Lemon

Citrus limon
Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum)
Health & youth

Also called Immortelle or Everlasting. A great healer for all sorts of skin issues. Anti-inflammatory. Emotionally comforting.
Plant part: flowering tops
Scent: earthy, warm, slightly sweet.

Also distilled: Helichrysum italicum ssp. italicum


Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum
Juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa)
Clearing & energizing

A holistic aromatic water for clarity. Good cleanser and moisturiser for the skin. Anti-inflammatory. A subtle space cleanser for home and office.
Plant part: young twigs, fruit
Scent: light


Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Refreshing & uplifting

A cheerful aroma lifting the mood. Antidepressant. Helps digestion. Antimicrobial. Insect-repellant.
Plant part: aerial plant parts
Scent: lemony, fresh, green


Cymbopogon citratus
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Happy & playful

Calming, yet invigorating. Gives a warm and playful touch to the mood. Easiness, openness, appetite for life.
Plant part: fruit peel
Scent: Just like fresh mandarin! Uplifting, sweet, warm.


Citrus reticulata
Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Gentle & connecting

Lightly sedative and grounding. 
Balancing, antiseptic and astringent. Helps calm the mind, restore nerves, handle frustration. Fine toner for all skin types, calms tired and irritated eyes.
Plant part: leaves, fruits, blossom
Scent: clean, dry.


Myrtus communis
Neroli (Citrus aurantium ssp. amara)
Uplifting & reassuring

Blossoms of the bitter orange are top sedative, anti-stress and anti-depressant. A very complex composition with a distant bitterness, yet rather sweet, even honey-like and euphoric, a perfume on its own. Excellent skin-care agent.
Plant part: blossom
Scent: floral


Citrus aurantium ssp. amara
Petitgrain Lemon (Citrus limonum)
Green & revitalizing

Distilled from the leaves, refreshing, uplifting, sort of clean and green. Astringent. An emotional healer that could possibly open the mind, help recollect overrun thinking, and calm down anger. Helps to bring in positive vibes, great in times of exhaustion and depressive mood.
Plant part: leaves, young twigs
Scent: green floral

Petitgrain Lemon

Citrus limonum
Rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Balancing & restoring

Emotions, skin, hormones. Harmonising, balancing, regenerating. Refreshes and hydrates the skin. 
Great for menopausal hot flushes. Soothes the skin as an after-shave tonic.
Plant part: leaves, flowers
Scent: floral, rose-like

Rose geranium

Pelargonium graveolens
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Focus & creativity

A warm stimulating balancer.  Promotes circulation. Helps concentration and restore memory. Tonic for the skin and hair, great for massaging the scalp.
 Helps both the nerves and muscles to relax. 
Plant part: young branches
Scent: herbal


Rosmarinus officinalis
Sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Sweet & soothing

A smooth operator with relaxing and fortifying qualities. Excellent nerves tonic, and relaxing the muscles, thus wonderful in treating aches and pains, from headaches to cramps. 
Plant part: aerial parts
Scent: herbal, sweet, cooling

Sweet Marjoram

Origanum majorana
Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis)
Sunshine & joy

A sunny agent of change, promoting feeling of lightness and warmth. One of the good-mood enhancers, to bring oneself back to the now and vote for life. As the citruses in usual, carrying antimicrobial properties.
Plant part: fruit peel
Scent: fruity, floral

Sweet orange

Citrus sinensis
Wild carrot (Daucus carota)
Soothing & restoring

Also called Queen Anne’s lace. General tonic and healer for the skin. Promotes healthy skin cell regeneration. Calms and soothes skin rashes and inflammation.
Plant part: seeds
Scent: earthy, warm, sweet

Wild carrot

Daucus carota
Wild lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
Calming & relaxing

A general first-aid for every situations.
To release stress and balance the mind, classic nerve tonic.
Refresh bed linens, spray calmness in any room or space.
Plant part: flowering tops
Scent: herbal

Also distilled: Sweet Lavender (Lavandula heterophylla)

Wild lavender

Lavandula stoechas
Wild Savory (Satureja thymbra)
Warm & Potent

Wild savory stands in line with oregano and thyme, the antibacterial hotshots of Crete. Also anti-fungal, antiviral. Warming and immuno-stimulant, and has a somewhat sensual, aphrodisiac nature. 

Plant part: flowering tops
Scent: herbal, pungent

Wild Savory

Satureja thymbra
Wild Thyme (Thymus capitatus)
Strong & disinfectant

Antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral. Tonic and immuno-stimulant, has mucolytic properties. The Cretan wild thyme is rather rich in carvacrol. Can also be used in hair treatments, and protecting plants from intruders.
Plant part: flowering tops
Scent: herbal, floral, earthy

Wild Thyme

Thymus capitatus

Disclaimer: Any descriptions on this website are for informational and educational purposes only, reflecting personal experience and/or referenced from professional literature in terms of medicinal plants and aromatherapy. The information provided does not replace consultation with a healthcare professional or physician, neither intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.



I believe in freedom and personal choices. I invite you to create your own aromatic kit by selecting from the list above. Please note that only a small quantity of these aromatic waters are available and I do my best to distill by the season and be able to share with those who appreciate these individual creations. Kindly use this form here to inquire or email me with your wish list.

Will be delighted to share my passion with YOU!

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