OhTheWaterCo

Wildcrafted botanical essences for body and soul

Wasilla, Alaska On Etsy since 2019

OhTheWaterCo

Wildcrafted botanical essences for body and soul

Wasilla, Alaska | 14 Sales

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OH the Water presents a collection of delicate and powerful wild plant essences from the Greek isle of Lesvos. Our lush Aegean botanical mists are saturated with water-borne plant molecules that refresh, tone, smooth, balance, restore, hydrate and invigorate the skin. They can be applied generously on their own or in layers for a divine synergy. Some of their benefits, at a glance:

- Consist entirely of wild plant-derived ingredients

- Are free of chemicals and additives

- Are suitable for all skin types

- Help maintain a healthy PH-balance

- Leave skin smooth, soft and comfortable

- Are fragrant with the wild scents of Greece

Watch for them here, they are available only in limited quantities until their seasons come around again.

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 14, 2020

Dear friends, our shop is temporarily on hold. If you have any questions or requests, please be sure to let us know and we'll do our best to help. Thank you for your patience!

OH the Water presents a collection of delicate and powerful wild plant essences from the Greek isle of Lesvos. Our lush Aegean botanical mists are saturated with water-borne plant molecules that refresh, tone, smooth, balance, restore, hydrate and invigorate the skin. They can be applied generously on their own or in layers for a divine synergy. Some of their benefits, at a glance:

- Consist entirely of wild plant-derived ingredients

- Are free of chemicals and additives

- Are suitable for all skin types

- Help maintain a healthy PH-balance

- Leave skin smooth, soft and comfortable

- Are fragrant with the wild scents of Greece

Watch for them here, they are available only in limited quantities until their seasons come around again.

https://www.facebook.com/ohthewater/
https://www.instagram.com/oh.the_water/
https://redbubble.com/people/aeolia

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    About OhTheWaterCo

    Sales 14
    On Etsy since 2019

    Oh the water, let it run all over me ~ Van Morrison

    Greetings! We're an Alaskan/Greek couple living a simple life on the remote Northern Aegean isle of Lesvos. A love of wild plants and a habit of wandering the mountains led us to study the ancient art of distilling botanical waters, also known as hydrosols. It's a way of life/work that keeps us healthy and allows us to enjoy the amazing indigenous essences of our island all year round.

    The verdant, mountainous Greek island of Lesvos is situated just a few miles from the coast of Asia Minor. Abounding in a huge variety of aromatic and therapeutic plants, it's in the heart of one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The science of botany was born here, thanks to the work of Theophrastus, a native of Lesvos. This magical, inspiring island was also home to the legendary lyric poetess Sappho. We really enjoy wandering in their footsteps, accompanied by wild birds and honeybees.

    The plants we find today are the same gathered here thousands of years ago. They are as nature intended: rich in oils, resins, anti-oxidants and protective phytonutrients which allow them to thrive in the intense Mediterranean sun. Leaf by leaf, blossom by blossom, we selectively harvest them with gratitude and reverence, taking only what is needed so they can continue to flourish.

    Using mountain springwater and our traditional copper still, we produce small batches of wild hydrosols in accordance with the seasons. We pick the plants at the peak of potency, just after the dew has dried. We distill them within hours while their essences are at their freshest. We use several pounds of plant material to produce each liter of aromatic hydrosol and a few milliliters of essential oil. The hydrosols are powerful yet mild and contain a complex array of marvelous water-soluble plant compounds.

    The roots, stems, bark, leaves, and/or flowers are suspended in the still above a reservoir of springwater. A gentle flame is lit, steam rises, and the plant's cell walls open and gradually release their essential cellular waters, resins, and oils. The saturated steam is cooled into droplets and contained in glass bottles. Most of the essential oil rises to the top where it can be collected but some remains suspended in the hydrosol. Because of this, hydrosols represent the full spectrum of the plant's essences, both oil-soluble and water-soluble.

    We're always thrilled when the still begins to roar and a little cloud of mountain-scented mist emerges, followed by a burst of fragrant water. It's magical to witness the transformation of the plants into hydrosol, drop by precious drop. They carry with them a benevolent energy born in the searing sun, maritime breezes and rocky soil of this ancient landscape. With just one spritz or in a diffuser, they come to life and take you on a journey to wild Aegean mountains.

    We adore hydrosols and the wild plants that provide their essences. They are delightfully skin-friendly and ready to use, without the need for dilution or carriers. Our hydrosols are entirely plant-based, wildly organic and free of preservatives or other additives. Oh the water!

    Shop members

    • Sandra

      Owner, Wildcrafter, Distiller

    • Giannis (John)

      Owner, Wildcrafter, Distiller

    • Nora

      Explorer

    • Suzanna

      Follower

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