Etrog Citron© Hydrosol אתרוג
Citrus medicia vulgaris
Extremely Rare Rare-Supply is Limited
Comes Packaged in Clear, Green, or Blue Glass Spray Bottle
Please note “Etrog” only comes from the Holy Land. The using of the Hebrew word Etrog for any other citron oil is not Truly Etrog. It must come from Israel and there is currently only one producer of Etrog Essential Oil and it is Aytzchayim Aroma.
Etrog Citron is extremely rare to find from the Essential to Hydrosol is not available. True Etrog is from Israel is gathered from two Organic farmers and growers. The fruit is very unique and the aroma is very distinct and complex. The Etrog Citron is a large citron-style fruit that has a thick bumpy textured rind. The fragrance of this unique fruit helps to open a closed heart.
Please note the finger-looking fruit by the species name Citrus medica var. sarcodactyl which is a hybrid is not to be mistaken for the true Biblical Etrog citron species full name Citrus medica vulgaris fruit from the Torah and fruit that is used during the week of Sukkot Holiday. If you do see a citron essential oil on the market is not a true Etrog but a buddha finger-like citron fruit that is usually a hybrid crossed with a lemon produced in Italy.
Refreshing, perfect for lotion and creams, or an after-shower spray when mixed with Rose or geranium hydrosols. Help clean a cut, use in diffuser, and perfect to use as a skin toner. We like use this hydrosol as one of the ingredients in our exclusive Etrog Elderberry syrup.
More About Etrog:
“The Biblical phrase peri eitz hadar (פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר) usually refers to the etrog in its original Aramaic Biblical name. Grammatically, the Hebrew phrase is ambiguous; it is typically translated as “fruit of a beautiful tree,” but it can also be read as “a beautiful fruit of a tree.” Etrogs are carefully selected for the performance of the Sukkot holiday rituals.” The word Etrog is an Aramaic word we find in the Hebrew Aramaic Targum. Etrog also became a symbol of Israel’s persistence for the right to exist in modern times.
In the writings of Josephus that a priest was pelted with Etrogim in the Temple because he did something that was extremely offensive by taking the water that was meant to cleanse the altar of sacrifice and poured it on his feet instead, so he was pelted with etrogim and was ran out of the Temple. Why Etrogim? The answer is most likely because it grew in abundance in Israel at that time in the First Century and it was most likely at Sukkot when this occurred when etrogim would have been harvested and used in Temple service.
Soon Etrog becomes the symbol in literature, paintings, etc, to distinguish Jewish people from the Samaritans whom we must not forget separated from Israel to go and do their own form of worship on Mount Gerizim instead. To see conflict read Ezra 4:1-6
Etrog according to the Sephardic pronunciation in Modern Hebrew pronunciation. The Ashkenazi pronunciation and in Yiddish is esrog or esrig which is closer to Aramaic Hebrew pronunciation. The Hebrew word is thought to derive from the Persian name for the fruit, turung, likely borrowed via Aramaic.
The aroma of Citron- Etrog (Hadar) is both a cold-pressed peel and a steam-distilled essential oil from the fruit and peel from Israel and is zesty, refreshing, and smells both sweet and tart as if sweet-tart green lemons were mingled with sweet oranges, mandarins, and tangerines in a citrus orchard. The fragrance of this unique fruit helps to open a closed heart, heals the broken-hearted and grief, frees the mind from holding guilt.
Traditionally the Etrog is known to strengthen home bring Shalom bayit of family harmony, may increase fertility and may lessen the pain of childbirth, and also used for digestive issues.
The 4 Hebrew letters of the word Etrog stand for Ahava-Alef (Love), Teshuvah- Tav (Repentance), Refuah-Reysh (Healing), and Geulah-Gimel (Redemption). The festival of Pesach (Passover) is exactly 180 degrees opposite the Festival of Sukkot and the Etrog celebration time on the Jewish calendar.
Sages tell us a pregnant woman who eats an Etrog will give birth to a sweet-smelling baby. Talmud relates a story of a certain King whose wife ate Etrogim throughout her entire pregnancy. She gave birth to a child that smelled so sweet that when the King asked his servants to bring him fragrant spices, they brought him his own child and placed his daughter in his arms. Some scholars say that Etrog may have been used as an acid liquid to dye the Tekhelet cords of the Tzitzits and possibly the temple curtains.
Some would argue that the Lulavim is waved, and each of these species has deep symbolism. Each of the four relates to a particular limb through which man is to serve God (cf. Sefer ha-Hinukh, #285):
Etrog refers to the heart, the place of understanding and wisdom.
Palm refers to the backbone, uprightness.
Myrtle corresponds to the eyes, enlightenment.
Willow represents the lips, the service of the lips (prayer).
The four species together represent 4 types of people in the world. Taste represents learning. Smell represents good deeds. The etrog has both taste and smell. The lulav has taste but no fragrance. The myrtle has a smell but no taste. And the willow has neither. Each represents a different type of man. Some have both learning and good deeds; some have one without the other, and some have neither. Real community is found in their being bound together and brought under one roof the sukkah.
The four [species] represent the four-letter Name of God, with the lulav being the [Hebrew letter] vav, which brings down the divine energy into the world and man. If for no other reason, the four must be held together while waving for the Unity of the Name. Each of the species is a hint or allusion to God, according to a Midrash found in Leviticus Rabbah, 83
Etrog — because it is written (Psalms 104: 1): ‘You are clothed in glory and majesty.’ (The word translated as majesty is hadar. In the Torah (Leviticus 23:40), the etrog is called the fruit of the goodly tree. The same Hebrew word, hadar, is used in that context to mean goodly.)
Palm — because it is written (Psalms 92:13): ‘The righteous bloom like a date palm.’
Myrtle — because it is written (Zechariah 1:8): ‘And he stood among the myrtle-trees.’
Willow — because it is written (Psalms 68:5): ‘Extol Him who rides on the clouds [aravot], the Lord is His name.’
One can argue the waving of the lulav was prayer and is a dance for rain. Rain was extremely important for growing crops. We can find prayers for rain when the Lulav is waved in the synagogue or in the sukkah during the day. The prayer for rain is the section of the siddur (prayer book) for waving the lulav.
This is not a way to control the weather because only G-d controls the weather. This is more a dance wave in praise to thank G-d for the blessing of rain to come in advance. Much like waving the loaves of bread at Shavuot is a praise and thanks to G-d for the bounty of the harvest. Through all of these, the themes of Sukkot are played out and interwoven beautifully: redemption, universal peace and brother/ sisterhood, completion.
Blends well with citrus hydrosols, and these hydrosols Frankincense sacra, Frankincense caterri, Sandalwood, Cistus Rose flower, Juniper Berry, Rose, Lavender and Clove, Myrtle, Myrrh, and Cedarwood atlas.
NOT JUST FOR SUKKOT BUT FOR ALL YEAR AROUND!
See our listing Etrog essential oil, etrog Elderberry syrup, Lulav essential oil blend, Lulav Salve, and Lulav Soap here on Etsy or
NOT JUST FOR SUKKOT BUT FOR ALL YEAR AROUND!
Recommended keeping these in the refrigerator for freshness. The healing benefits are the same as the essential oils. Recommended for topical use only. Do not spray on the face because there are essential oil droplets from the distillation in the hydrosol product
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.