2018 Herbal workshops
Lavender Essential Oil Distillation
w/ Greg Disterhoft and Brittany Wood Nickerson
Wednesday July 11th 1-4pm
Cost: $35, includes all supplies
Materials fee includes the ingredients, containers, and labels for your products to take home.
Location: Thyme Herbal Gardens and Classroom 264 South Shirkshire Road Conway MA (not located at full kettle!)
Workshop description by Brittany: Despite how wonderful they are, it is easy for essential oils to feel like a highly processed, impersonal form of medicine. But when we participate in the process of making from start to finish, both the process and the finished product become imbued with a new sense of magic. In fact, last year’s experience distilling sage made me feel that essential oils can contain within them a deeply healing essence of place.
Join us for a magical journey with lavender – we will experience and appreciate the plant’s many gifts as we harvest the flowers and process them into essential oil using a wood-fired still. Greg Disterhoft of Full Kettle Farm will provide the still and bring us through the process. Participants will go home with several medicines made with the lavender essential oil.