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07 - Jun
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Where:9094 Old Redwood Hwy, 9094 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, California, United States
Have you always dreamt of making your own hydrosols and essential oils? Have you ever wanted to understand how to use the natural gifts of your garden and your environment to create unique high-quality cosmetic and healing products?   In this full day demonstration/ workshop you will be discovering the very special and unique experience of steam and hydro-distillation in a traditional copper still, affordable cooking devices as well as high-end chemistry glass-wear. Alice D. will share her passion and knowledge about the science and alchemy of the distillation process. Students will learn the difference between hydro-distillation and steam distillation as well as the ways to improve yields of essential oil extractions with simple kitchen apparatus and lab-wear. Students will be taught the differences between essential extraction and hydrosol extraction; as although they may be part of the same process, they present distinct techniques for enhanced results! During the second part of the day, Alice will introduce the class to the basic principles of alchemy. Students will be invited to experiment aromatherapy in drinks, chocolates and delicious snacks featuring culinary hydrosols, aroma honey and essential oils. All participants will bring home an 8-ounce bottle of freshly distilled hydrosol as well as an informational hand-out packed with useful information for your own distilling adventures! The class will start promptly at 9.30 am please show up 15 minutes before starting time. Lunch is not provided, please bring lunch or plan on having lunch in the close by area. Hat, note pad and water are recommended.
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