February 25, 2012 • 10am-4pm
$60 Advance Registration Required
In this special day long workshop at Goldthread Farm & Distillery participants will have a rare hands-on opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of essential oil distillation. We’ll begin with an invigorating winter hike into the forest to gather the evergreen branches from which we’ll extract fresh essential oil the traditional way — in Goldthread’s 85-gallon wood-fired distiller.
As the fire beneath the distiller crackles and the scent of crisp evergreen fills the air, we’ll gather for class by the woodstove and sample a wide variety of essential oils, discussing their therapuetic properties and invaluable role in grassroots healthcare. How can we use these oils to effectively prevent colds and flus, ease muscle and joint aches, heal wounds, aid in relaxation and sleep?
Participants will come away with a fundamental understanding of essential oil: the alchemy of distillation, its many therapeautic uses, methods of administration, dosage and safety information — as well as a bottle of the freshly distilled evergreen hydrosol from our day together, and instructions for its use.
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No special tools are needed. Dress warm, bring a lunch, and Goldthread will provide hot herbal tea.