What you'll do
From the Bush to the Bottle. We start the day by harvesting leaves or flowers from the 100 acre bush property on the banks of the Murray River. Fire up the traditional Portugese Copper Alembic Still and watch the essential oils and floral waters flow. We introduce the benefits and uses of the essential oils and hydrosols. Lots of discussion.and singing sometimes! Depending on the season, we may pick eucalypt leaves or myrtle stems from the bush; flowers, fruits or leaves from the citrus orchard or native herbs from the edges of the lagoon . We lunch on the banks of the lagoon as nature struts her stuff. We distill, bottle, label the essential oil and floral waters and then we put your signature on your personal samples. From the bush to the bottle At the end of the day, participants will take home a sample of essential oil and 1 litre of floral water/hydrosol that we have created and gain a new appreciation for essential oils and hydrosols.
lunch provided Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free
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Where you'll be
The 100 acre Sandalwoods Property is nestled on ancient sandhills on the the Murray River. We will walk through the eucalypts forest and along the riperian zone of the lagoon to find native medicinal plants to harvest and distill. The property has been off grid and fully solar powered for 22 years. The seasons determine the harvest times of all plants and we will work together to identify and harvest the plants ready for distillation.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
The Australian bush is wild and we will be bush walking so wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gardening gloves, insect repellent, water bottle and clothes suitable for farming.
Distilling Australian essential oils