Lavender Distillation Workshop: July 14/July 17
This workshop is one of the best we offer all year. We will distill two species of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia & Lavandula X intermedia) into aromatically intoxicating hydrosol and essential oil using a 10 gallon alembic copper still.
You'll experience the distillation process from start to finish. We will harvest lavender flowers growing on the farm, prepare them for the still as a group, pack the still, and run it through an entire distillation session. The fragrance is out of this world delicious, you'll be surrounded by the scent of aromatic, sweet, and heart opening lavender. During the distillation, you'll learn all about lavender: growing, harvesting, sourcing, phytotherapy, herbal actions, and therapeutic use. We will separate the essential oil from hydrosol in this class, and you'll leave with both hydrosol and essential oil to take home. Participants are welcome to take bundles of lavender, as well as in-depth handouts on the topics covered in class.
Two Workshop Dates:
Sunday July 14 @ 10AM-1PM
Wednesday July 17 @ 3PM-5PM
Location: Orchard Botanicals (Lavender Springs Location in Olalla, WA)