Distilling Essential Oils Workshops
From Bush to the Bottle workshops.
We start the day by harvesting leaves or flowers from the 100 acre bush property on the banks of the Murray River. Fire up the traditional Portugese Copper Alembic Still and watch the essential oils and floral waters flow. We introduce the benefits and uses of the essential oils and hydrosols. Lots of discussion.and singing sometimes!
Depending on the season, we may pick eucalypt leaves or myrtle stems from the bush; flowers, fruits or leaves from the citrus orchard or native herbs from the edges of the lagoon .
We lunch on the banks of the lagoon as nature struts her stuff. We distill, bottle, label the essential oil and floral waters and then we put your signature on your personal samples. From the bush to the bottle
At the end of the day, participants will take home a sample of essential oil and floral water/hydrosol that we have created and gain a new appreciation for essential oils and hydrosols.
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What a day! Beautiful scenery, an exceptional host, magnificent aromas, beautiful food and a coming together of souls. We arrived as strangers, and left as friends. Tuesday weaves a day like no other, we worked with our hands picking leaves for our distilation, we worked with Bay leaves and Lemon verbena today but the world is an oyster of oils waiting to be explored. This experience may seem further away that you might want to adventure, but be brave! Trust me when i say that you wont regret this experience, it is a grounding experience which beats the snot out of pengiuns in Philip island, a dozen or so stubborn bits of land in the sea or a wineyard. Take the leap, go North! Darra