Chaparral (Creosote Bush) Hydrosol
Made from Handpicked, Wildcrafted Fresh, & Pesticide Free Creosote Bush plant. We distill this in our glass still or copper still.
Made from a distillation process of the wild-harvested whole plant material of the creosote bush in the outlying areas of Good Year, Arizona. The distillation process takes the resin and oil within the leaves, stems, and flowers and bonds them to the water molecules, creating an effective emulation of the desert rain aroma.
The desert shrub is used for its antioxidant properties. There are many therapeutic topical applications that are safe if used in moderation externally.
Chaparral (Larrea Tridentata), also known as: Creosote Bush, Créosotier, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Jarilla, or Larreastat, it is a particular herbaceous woody shrub that is native to the deserts in the southwestern region of the United States and the northern region of Mexico.
It is said that Chaparral is one of the oldest, living plants on Earth. One specimen in the Mojave Desert called the “King Clone,” it is believed it has been on Earth since creation. Quite possibly was an original plant found in the Garden Eden. For centuries, it has been used by the Native American Indian tribes in Southwestern North America and the Amerindians from South America in herbal medical remedies through many different application methods.
Rabbinical sources such as the Rambam briefly say the plant has many healing qualities too numerous to list. One commentary alludes to that the plant maaleh ashan mentioned in the Torah was used in the Ketoret to make the smoke rise straight up instead of a curve maybe a cousin of Chaparral (Creosote Bush). This herb grows also wild in the Middle East deserts and Asia but in smaller quantities.
Recommended use for not only its therapeutic value but also recommended to be used during prayer in the holiday at the end of Sukkot called Shemini Atzeret. This is a holiday which is a special time and season to pray for rain in the Land of Israel.
Prayer for Rain: Tefilat Geshem The Prayer for Rain consists essentially of two beautiful and moving prayer poems, composed by the famous paytan, Rabbi Elazar ha Kallir, who lived about 1300 years ago. The first of these begins with the word Af Bri, which is the name of the angel of rain.
Texts of Inspiration:
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Adonai your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month
Isaiah 35:1 The Desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. like the crocus,
Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek Adonai, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.
Leviticus 26:4 then I shall give you rains in their season so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
Psalm 68:9 You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O G-d; You confirmed Your inheritance when it was parched.
About the Aroma:
Its Aroma is a scent of crisp rain during and after a rainstorm. It has a slightly sweet scent that has this electric high energy to it that is alluring to envelop you to open your mind and senses.
This hydrosol has been described as Petrichor which is the smell from the rain as when rainwater enters the earth pores the aerosol releases from the earth which is the cause of the smell of rain. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning “stone”, and īchōr means the fluid that flows. Chaparral hydrosol is a perfect smell of rain hitting the earth and can completely overwhelm you with its aroma giving you an unforgettable sensory experience of the true essence of the desert rainy season.
Traditional & Historical Therapeutic Uses of Chaparral.
Chaparral teaches us abundance in its aroma and healing properties! There is an abundance of everything on this planet, yet we have been conditioned to believe otherwise and live in fear. Let go of your ego, your fear and it will dissolve. This plant can teach us that may look small, plain, and insignificant, but packs a powerful aroma will give so much healing.
Traditional & Historical Therapeutic Uses of Chaparral:
(Note: these uses are not of our personal opinion)
Blood purifier Blood Sugar Balancer
Cuts & Scrapes
Eczema & Psoriasis
|General pain killer
Human immunodeficiency virusInsect bites
Respiratory tract infections
Sinusitis ShinglesSkin diseases
Weight lossWound Cleansing
Analgesic – relieves pain when applied topically.
Anti-acne – the oil may be applied on acne to subside them.
Anti-bacterial – directed against bacteria
Anti-flatulent – preventing or relieving flatulence or gas
Anti-fungal – destroying fungi growth
Anti-helminthic – kills parasites in the intestines.
Anti-herpes – symptoms caused by infection with a herpesvirus
Anti-inflammatory – the herb lowers inflammation.
Anti-microbial – destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms
Anti-neuritis – provides relief from the pain and stinging sensation in neuritis.
Anti-oxidant – substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures
Anti-parasitic – effective in the treatment of parasites.
Anti-septic – infections in wounds.
Anti-viral – effective against viruses
Cicatrizant – It heals wounds, especially burns and sunburns.
Diuretic – the release of urine and or bowels.
Expectorant – promotes expulsion of phlegm.
- Zang LY, Cosma G, Gardner H, Starks K, Shi X, Vallyathan V. Scavenging of superoxide anion radical by chaparral. Mol Cell Biochem. 1999 Jun;196(1-2):157-61
- Rambam Medical Writing Vol 2
- Rambam Medicinal plants by Nissim Krispil
- http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml% 2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5,837,252.PN.&OS=PN/5,837,252&RS=PN/5,837,252
- Talmud, Sukkah 28b
- Excerpted from The Complete Story of Tishrei, published and copyright by Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn NY