10.28.18 // Botanical Distillation with Ash Sierra // 5:30-7:30pm
In this class we will take a look at the ancient art of distilling plants and the medicines they create, essential oils, and hydrosols. Whether you’re wanting to understand these medicines and the process that produces them simply to dive deeper into your herbal journey or you’re looking for an accessible way to craft your own, this class will provide a great beginning foundation. Distillation can be a bit confusing and intimidating on paper, so this class will be visual, tactile and fun! Together we’ll perform a stove-top distillation that can be set-up with items from the kitchen. While that pot’s heating, a traditional copper alembic still will be assembled, and other still options discussed along the way. This class will have an emphasis on distilling for hydrosols, a product that’s rapidly gaining popularity. We’ll discuss its gentle, versatile and sustainable medicine, how to craft and decipher a potent hydrosol and why it should have a place in every apothecary. There will be plenty of testers to go around!"
$25-45 per person, sliding scale. Additional $5 fee to register at the door.
Ash Sierra is the herbalist, gardener and medicine maker behind Ritual Botanica. The online shop provides small-batch herbal medicine for the body-mind-spirit with a focus on seed-to-bottle offerings, hydrosols and astrological infused healing. Find out more at www.RitualBotanica.com.
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