Making hydrosol (without a still) at home!
Hydrosols are typically a by-product of essential oil production. But if you (like me) do not own a still (wah!), you can still make hydrosols at home! I call them smelly water, but Mountain Rose gives a much more elegant, in-depth explanation:
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to bur