Hydrosol Distillation & Flower Remedies
- WHEN: June 24, 2023
- TIME: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
- FEE: $115.00 USD
- INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne Tabert
- SETTING: In-Person
- LOCATION: Sandpoint, ID
(details & directions provided after enrollment)
Discover the beauty of creating effective flower remedies and plant hydrosols for health and wellness as we look to the garden for inspiration.
Hydrosol distillation: By participating in the gathering of plants in the garden and participating in the making, you’ll acquire an understanding of the considerations that go into crafting a fresh high quality hydrosol, including living water, fresh plants and the intention that YOU bring to crafting this transformative medicine. Hydrosols are ethical and accessible alternatives to essential oils for aromatherapy; they are a safe, gentle yet strong, natural plant remedy that are a wonderful healing addition to your herbal toolbox!
Combining modern techniques with old time copper stills and sound ecological practices, hydrosols are easy to use, versatile, and so much fun to make!
Students will assist in the gathering herbs from the garden and tending the copper still as the hydrosol distillation is happening right in the garden.
Flower Remedies: Also known as flower essences, they’re simple to make and super effective. Flower remedies help us release the harder-to-deal with emotions and allow more positive flow. We’ll create lavender flower essences with flowers from my hardy lavender bushes. Lavender flower remedy gently soothes a sensitive person who is overstimulated with internal and external pressures and sensations.
All participants will have an opportunity to sample a variety of hydrosols and take home some of the hydrosol made during the day AND their finished flower remedy. A day in the garden, how dreamy can we get?
WHERE TO MEET:
We will meet at Suzanne’s farmlet in Sandpoint (address and directions will be emailed after enrollment). The workshop is open to registered students only. Please do not bring unregistered guests, pets or children.
What you’ll need:
Make sure to read the jar measurements and don’t substitute, please.
- 1 half pint (8 ounce) jar with a lid
- 4 ounce clear glass jar with a lid – must be sterilized with alcohol or run through the dishwasher
- Clean scissors wrapped in clean cloth – keep fingers away from blades
- 2 ounces of brandy or apple cider vinegar
- 2- or 4-ounce tincture bottle filled a quarter of the way full with either brandy or organic apple cider vinegar
- Notebook / pen
- Camp chair (low-sitting, small/tripod, normal)