Alchemy of the Senses: A Hydrosol Distillation Journey
Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of plant alchemy. We invite you to join us for a live hydrosol distillation workshop amidst the serene beauty of the Ojai Valley. This enchanting experience will awaken your senses, connecting you with the natural world and the alchemical process that unfolds during distillation with the elements of fire, air, metal, earth, and water.
In this workshop, distillation becomes more than just a technique; it becomes a sacred journey into the very essence of the natural world. We will guide you through this elegant process, where each step unveils a symphony of sensations that enrich your soul.
You will experience the transformational power of distillation as we explore the earth's elements: the fire that heats the still, the air that carries the essence of the plants, the earth that nurtures them, and the water that releases their hidden beauty.
You will be immersed in a sensory symphony as you touch, smell, watch and listen to the intricate dance of plant and steam. You will taste the essence of the hydrosol as it emerges from the copper still, an invitation to go deeper with the plant spirit.
You will discover the magic of medicinal plants as we tour the garden and discuss their profound influence on various facets of our being. Each plant possesses its own unique story, and we will explore both the scientific and energetic threads that weave together to create a deep connection with each plant.
Your day will culminate in sampling our handcrafted products and taking home a bottle of your own crafted hydrosol, a fragrant embodiment of the day's journey.
10am - 2pm
The address of our sanctuary will be emailed to you in the week leading up to the workshop.
- A journal and a pen to capture the essence of your journey in words.
- It may be best to wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat, as our garden awaits just a short 10-minute walk away.
- While we will provide light refreshments and water, you are most welcome to bring your own delights to enhance your experience.
Please keep in mind that this is an intimate workshop, and spaces are limited. Secure your place promptly to ensure you are part of this seasonal alchemical exploration.
One of the most beautiful experiences!
Emilee and Paul are amazing teachers, earth stewards, and friends. You will learn all about making hydrosols and also a million other amazing things about the plant world and how to be in right relation. I definitely will be joining again at some point. Thank you both
The Scent Workshop was so much more than I expected! To learn their expertise in harvesting and production was just the beginning! It led to connections and great conversations !
Its aroma is very sweet and slightly green and fruity with nuances of mint and a classic Artemisia undertone. Whether you seek emotional support, a natural insect repellent, or an overall body deodorizer, Sweet Annie Hydrosol offers a holistic approach to health that is worth exploring.