Introduction to Botanical Distillation and Aromatics - 10am-4pm, September 22nd, 2023
Daylesford, VIC 3460
Join Jesse at Enki Apothecary for a day of distilling local botanicals
This workshop is designed to provide you with all the basic skills needed to reliably distill hydrosol and various essential oils at home using the purest and most efficient techniques.
Jesse will introduce you to a wide variety of methods and equipment, whilst presenting information on aromatic compounding and medicine theory. This workshop holds its knowledge in the roots of Esoteric Alchemy.
The distillation with be carried out with an astrologically appropriate herb from the Enki garden or the wild. The relevance and reasoning of the chosen herb will be presented during the workshop.
The class will take place around this experiential distillation for the greatest opportunity to be immersed in the magic of distillation. Participants will prepare the herbs and run the distillation together, finishing in a separation of the essential oils which will go home with everyone!
Ceremonial cacao, blue lotus and apothecary treats
6 hour practical class with live distillation, from start to finish. Participation in all distillation and separation of essentials.
Stainless steel distillation
Establishing consistent results
- Hydrosol: extraction, preservation and uses
- Essential oils: extraction, preservation and uses
- Essential oil separation and equipment
Aromatic botanical knowledge
- Basic Terpene profiles and aromatic/therapeutic compounding
Basic alchemical framework
How to build or buy your own distillation equipment