We are addicted to distilling, it is an essential part of the A.S APOTHECARY process and a gentle way of extracting essential oils and aromatic waters from our plants. This workshop will introduce the art of Alembic distilling using a practical, hands-on approach. We will prepare the plant material, load the Alembic and distil the plants watching as the aromatic water emerges with the essential oil floating to the top. For those hoping to do some simple distilling, we will look at home based options for flower water production. We will also spend some time blending aromatic waters to produce a single 50ml bottle of loveliness for each person to take home.
The workshop is based on an 80 acre organic veg farm and we like to offer a seasonal lunch, tea, coffee and cake to all participants. If you have any dietary requirements, drop us a line and we will accommodate your needs wherever possible.