Course distilling essential oils Topics Covered

Course Distilling Essential Oils: Overview of Topics Covered

1st Day: Theoretical – Production of Essential Oils and Hydrosols

Friday 9:00 – 13:00 lecture in English
Friday 14:00 – 18:30 lecture in German

  • What are essential oils and hydrosols?
  • How essential oils and hydrolsols are produced
  • How essential oils and hydrosols are used
  • Principles of steam distillation
  • Construction of a still for steam distillation
  • Commercial and self-constructed stills
  • Comparison of several methods to separate the oil-hydrosol mixture
  • Requirements for maximum essential oil yield and hydrosols that are as intense as possible
  • Best time of day and optimum state of a plant to harvest
  • Preparation and shredding the plant material
  • Recipes for oil production
  • Recipes for use
  • Scent samples of about 70 different types of self distilled essential oils and hydrosols

2nd Day: The Practice – You Distill on Your Own

Saturday 09:00 – 11:30 and ca. 13:00 – ca. 16:00, in between collective lunch (optional)

  • Each participant is distilling independently with a provided still the whole day
    • Preparation and shredding the herbs, spices, blossoms, roots, branches
    • Implementation of the steam distillation
    • It’s no problem to bring your own plant material, please contact us previously for more information
  • Separating the essential oil – hydrosol mixture
  • Preparation of soap, bath salt, massage oil, and perfume with the use of your self-made essential oils and hydrosols
  • Receive your Certificate of Completion at the end

Included services:

  • Course materials: lecture script
  • Self-made essential oils & hydrosols, soap, bath salt, massage oil, perfume
  • Materials for distilling, labels, bottles to collect the hydrosol, flasks, little jars, syringes, and everything else needed for the seminar
  • Coffee, refreshments
Breaking Cinnamon - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Breaking Cinnamon - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Filling the Still with Orange Peels - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Filling the Still with Orange Peels - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Distilling - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Distilling - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Hydrosol & Essential Oil - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Hydrosol & Essential Oil - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Cinnamon Oil Is Found at the Bottom - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Cinnamon Oil Is Found at the Bottom - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Crafting a Soap - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Crafting a Soap - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Adding Essential Oil to Massage Oil - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Adding Essential Oil to Massage Oil - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Adding Essential Oil to Bath Salt - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Adding Essential Oil to Bath Salt - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Overview of All Products - Course Distilling Essential Oils
Overview of All Products - Course Distilling Essential Oils

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