Spearmint Distillation Workshop 8.11.19
Join us in this workshop to create Spearmint (Mentha spicata) hydrosol and essential oil. We will harvest spearmint from the organic herb gardens on the farm, prepare it for distilling as a group, pack the still, and wait patiently as the 10 gallon copper alembic still pulls on the aromatics within the plant to distill a beautiful, fresh hydrosol and essential oil. Participants can expect to learn all about Spearmint: history of use, cultivation, harvesting, sourcing, phytochemistry, herbal actions, and therapeutic use for the hydrosol and essential oil.
We will also cover the history of distillation, distillation equipment and techniques, and anatomy and physiology of the olfactory system.
Date: August 11
Space is limited to 10 people, please register early to save your spot.