The Magic And Science of Hydrosol Distillation
Saturday, August 17th
Time: 9 am – noon
Instructor: Heather Bruno
Location: Studio Beju in Duvall, WA
The ancient art of hydrosol distillation made from fresh flowers, leaves, roots, bark, seeds, and even fruits is one that deepens our relationships with plants. They are safer than essential oils, gentle, easy to use…and so much fun to make!
The workshop will unpack what hydrosols are – and aren’t -, the history of hydrosols, methods of distillation, the process of preparing and operating a still, proper storage, and the many ways we can use these vital plant essences for supporting wellness of the mind, body and spirit. The hydrosols will be crafted by traditional methods of using authentic alembic copper stills, artisan water, and fresh locally harvested plants combined with modern techniques and sound ecological practices. The workshop will be primarily demonstration with opportunities for hands-on learning as well as lots of sampling – and you’ll take home a hydrosol made during the workshop!
What to Bring:
2 sterilized 4 ounce jars. Simply boil your jars for 10 minutes after washing. Heather will have some available for purchase as well.
Location: Studio Beju in Duvall. More info will be in the confirmation email.
Heather Bruno is the owner of Field and Forest Botanicals, a passionate wildcrafter and medicine maker who focuses on ecologically harvested local plants to create products that nurture, heal and sustain us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild and Associate Faculty at Edmonds Community College where she teaches classes in Early Childhood Education. Heather apprenticed with Suzanne Tabert of Cedar Mountain Herb School and has been a student of herbalism since 1992. As a teacher, one of her goals is to help others share in the wonder of our plant allies in a holistic and authentic way: with all our senses and an open heart! She is mindful that each body and spirit is unique and sacred, so each person’s experience with plants will be also. In that context, Heather supports students to feel empowered to discover and embrace their own wisdom of plants as they open themselves to what the plants wish to teach.