Essential Oils and Hydrosols from Local Plants

Sunday, May 19th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. –Preregistration Required

Join herbalist Santalena Groves, Alchemist/Creator of Heart Grown Wild, LLC, an herbal skincare company based out of Southern Vermont, to take a deep dive into how essential oils are produced through live distillation of wild harvested plants. Join us for a plant walk outside and learn first-hand how to make hydrosol and essential oil from start to finish.

Santalena will discuss the importance of safety when working with essential oils so that attendees can approach the use of these potent extractions with a working knowledge and respect for the plants. Santalena will then break down various methods of plant extraction that are more sustainable by using less plant material.

Program Schedule:

  • 10:00 Introduction, start distillation process.
  • 11:00 head outside for a plant foraging walk
  • 12:30 Lunch (BYO lunch)
  • 1:00 Hear more about HGW’s work and the process of making products
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Wrap up distillation process

The indoor portion of the program will take place at the home and headquarters of Santalena Groves. The plant walk will take place in a nearby forest. Expect about 1/4-1/2 mile walk with hills. Be prepared for rain, sun and ticks. Please, no dogs.

Location: Heart Grown Wild headquarters in Wardsboro, VT. Directions given when you register.

Heart Grown Wild will have products for sale. heartgrownwild.squarespace.com

To Register, contact Dan Healey 802-387-6128

Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

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