Distilling your own plants and herbs from your garden isn't as difficult as you might think. Why not capture the aroma and medicinal qualities from the plants growing around you to use in your skin care products?
Come join us for a live distillation and see exactly how it works. Each distillation will be with different plant matter so every class is unique. When the distillation is complete, everyone will get their own 2 oz. spray bottle of hydrosol and get to make a simple skin nourishing lotion from the product distilled that day.
During the distillation we will discuss: * Plant material used - fresh vs. dried * Plant monograph * How to prepare the plant for distillation * Hydro vs. steam distillations * What water is best to use & how to prepare it * Plant material to water ratios and how to calculate amounts of each needed * Still types and styles * The parts of the still and their functions * Heat sources * How to keep your condenser water cool * How to keep a distillation journal * Separating the essential oils from the hydrosol and how to bottle each * How to filter your hydrosol * Care and storage of hydrosols * How to clean the still after the distillation * What to do with the plant material after distillation
Come discover how fun and easy it is to do your own distillations.
Name: Diana M Gibb Review Date: 3/8/2019 10:59 am Rating: 4
null Yes, a Skype video would be great!
Name: Rachel Review Date: 1/16/2019 8:42 am Rating: 5
null Hi, I noticed below there is an inquiry for a video/live session. I'd love to do the same thing since I'm not in your area as well. If you do them please let me know!
Name: Tina Review Date: 1/26/2018 10:28 am Rating: 5
Web Designer I live in pittsburgh but I would love to see this. Is there anyway for you to Skype for FaceTime your session? I'll pay for the demo, just have an iPad, phone or computer camera facing the demonstrator so I can join in. This looks like an amazing process! -- tina
Great idea Tina! We could do a Facebook Live session of the distillation - that would be awesome! Join us on Facebook Wednesday at 10:00 am EST!