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.