Mandragora Turcomanica Hydrosol
  • Mandragora Turcomanica Hydrosol


    In her book, Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, author Suzanne Catty says:

    “Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drop… 
    “Here we have the water-soluble components, the essential oil molecules, the very fluid that was flowing through the plant cells when the plant was collected. It’s all there in a matrix of water that is so much more than water…”


    Mandrake Hydrosol !! This is an exciting offering, it's also powerful and scented. I have to admit, though...the scent is that of a plant. hahahah It's not some romantic, exotic smell that will enrapture you, or anything like that. It's more like getting bitch-slapped by a fat leaf. But, it's cool. Literally. hahah I sprayed this on my face and it was weirdly fresh and brightening, that's the only way I could describe it. Unreliably, my husband says it smells like buttered criossants. Don't take much stock in that, he's odd.


    A hydrosol, on the poison path, with mandrake - is an opportunity to shapeshift. I only say this, because its a means of placing the skin of the mandrake, upon your own. In a mystical view, this can cloak you in passage to necromantic places. Fly under the radar, let the botanical bits meld with your flesh, and perhaps be granted passage to underworldly insight. This isn't a means of "flying" or mind-altering states, as I believe that the tropane alkaloids are destroyed in the hydrodistillation process, and what we are scientifically left with - are the scent molecules from the plant materials. Aside from the altered state of the biological components of the plant through the process, hydrosols have less than 1% concentrate of essential oil. I could even say, from the distillation process, that its even on the lower side of that 1% because I didn't extract a single drop of oil, the entire time. LOL. So, this is a mild spray, but innately mandragora. 


    Some possible uses : blessing or protecting objects, spraying petition papers, cleansing spaces, invoking helpful spirits, spiritual boundaries, energize/cleanse yourself or your cards between readings, or even to detach unwanted energies. Please feel free to message me with your experience with the mandrake hydrosol, I'd love to know your creative applications and experiences. :) 


    It must be known, though, that I have added Everclear to preserve the hydrosol and prevent bacterial growth. It still needs to be stored in a dark, cool place, or in the fridge, though. It should keep for 2+ years if stored properly.  I wouldn't want to overuse it , in case the Everclear has a drying effect on the skin, but you can do an allergy check, and see how your skin will react. 


    This is a limited product, I can only do the distillation of fresh, vibrant leaves while the mandrake is at its peak time and growth. The future re-stock could be a year away, depending on the growth and dormancy patterns of the mandragora.