On a cold windy day in August my girlfriend and I drove to Peppermint Lane and found the Old Peppermint Gums and immediately smelt the fresh minty gum leaves. We were delighted and began to harvest and wildcraft the leaves. After sometime the back of the ute was full and we drove slowly homeward to Millthorpe.
Eucalyptus Dives has a gentle mint smell that is fresh and clean, This harvest will travel back with me to Torrumbarry to be put into the still tomorrow. I am looking forward to the moment the oil drips from the condenser and into the bottle.
The hydrosol or floral water will be decanted into larger bottles and made into balms and spritz for use in the future. Isn't nature bountyful.
"The red gum essential oil immediately transported me to the heart of Australia- with its strength and ancient wisdom. A.H
Tuesday has a wealth of knowledge that she is happy to share. Be prepared for a very practical hands on day that will inspire you distill your own oils. Jayne