But when we sent samples of the Wai`ale`ale Hydrosol to an extraordinary scientific photographic artist, Karl Gaff, in Dublin, Ireland for analysis, the results were cosmic!
In the gallery above you can see the miraculous perfection of crystals which formed from our steam-distilled hydrosol when frozen in the lab. Karl explains the methodology of capturing this aspect of the hydrosol as, "A fusion of art and science, my chemical work reveals works of art that manifests during the self-organization of molecules during crystallisation."
Karl writes that through "polarization microscopy" (using special polarized microscopic lenses to capture the diverse and colorful wave-lengths of light) "these crystalline formations are beautiful examples of thermodynamics in action whilst their constitutes are governed by the erratic symphonies of quantum mechanics!"
The patterned beauty of our hydrosols reinforce evidence of their healing powers.
Documented studies of structural changes (for good and bad) of frozen water from around the world and affected by diverse environments made us curious about what our own water-based plant medicine might look like under microscope. To see the results of Karl's stunning work show us that while invisible to the bare eye, the ordered perfection of plant medicine is truly of cosmic proportion!
Mahalo nui loa to 'micronaut' Karl Gaff, and to the plants and the water of this magical and potent island. Your perfection is both healing and inspiring.