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This class will introduce you to the wonderful world of botanical distilling and the medicine it creates. We’ll go on a journey exploring the history, uses and various procedures of this ancient craft before we set-up a glass still create botanical magical of our own, both essential oil and hydrosol.

As the still reveals the plant’s essence and aroma to the class we’ll touch on application of hydrosols, the essential water, a plant medicine gaining popularity. How can you bring this gentle & versatile remedy and it’s potent physical, emotional and energetic medicine in your daily practice?

This workshop will cover a simple stove top distillation that can be easily replicated in any home, as well as a variety of other options for distilling from copper to glass stills. Basic set-up and technique will be discussed; including deciphering the hydrosol and essential oil, measuring for pH and potency, proper storage and troubleshooting.  We’ll also cover questions to consider when beginning your journey into botanical distilling.

You’ll with a leave new way to experience plants and your own Fall harvest hydrosol or anointing oil.

Ash is the heart and soul behind Ritual Botanica, an Appalachian small-batch apothecary specializing in herbal hydrosols and spirit medicine . She’s dedicated years of her herbal journey to this magical craft and loves sharing it with other like minded plant allies,  the type who like a bit of magic and a bit of science. Find her story at www.RitualBotanica.com or @Ritual_Botanica
You’ll with a leave new way to experience plants and your own Fall harvest hydrosol or anointing oil.

 

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