I did a distillation of some dried roses last night and wasn't really happy with it so I made a strong infusion from 3 different dried roses. This morning I'm distilling last night's distillate with the strong infusion and some rose hips and it is coming out beautiful. I may also do some elderflowers today too.
I know Spring appears to be early-we are going to be in the 70's all week. Yet I'm still impatient and can't wait to have fresh plants to work with. Just in my garden I will have tons of Lemon Balm, Spearmint, Peppermint, Basil, Rosemary, catnip, calendula and hopefully Helichrysum. Lest we forget the various Roses I'll have to play with. My husband will probably move out if I have the house reeking of flowers all summer. I want a Rosa Rugosa Rose bush from Horizon Herbs, for the flowers and the hips-I love the EO so it should make some awesome rosewater. I am also going to buy seeds and/or plants of German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Ceremonial White Sage and Tulsi Basil. i have some Lavender but not enough to do much hydrosol so I may have to stick with dried herb there-but that one came out fantastic and produced more essential oil than I ever dreamed!
I am going to start listing some of these this week so if you are interested in hydrosols and aromatherapy you should consider making a purchase.