Distillation Masterclass

Botanica2016 Distillation Masterclass: “Hydrosols from Plant to Bottle” September 6th and 7th 2016 10am to 5pm

£250 plus VAT Lunch and documentation are included


Now Sold Out!!


This unique two-day Masterclass is led by world experts in hydrosol distillation and has been created especially for botanica2016 participants!

Places are limited to just 22 participants: be sure to reserve your place today! You can register for this special masterclass via the registration page. If you have already registered and would like to attend please email botanica2016@advantagepco.ie


Class Descriptor

Held on an 80 acre organic farm and small batch distillery near the village of Lewes in Sussex, everything is on hand for learning the key steps to successful distillation of quality hydrosols/ hydrolats as primary products, from plant to bottle. Participants will gain hands-on experience of plant selection, harvest, preparation, distilling technique and recuperation of these precious distilled waters. Additional topics covered in this engaging and informative class include relevant botany, hydrosol chemistry, the influence of distilling fresh versus dry plant material, water quality, storage and handling. The class is being held just a few miles from the University of Sussex, Brighton. Inexpensive transportation to and from the university and the masterclass venue will be arranged.

Your Masterclass Facilitators

Amanda Saurin (UK)
Amanda Saurin is the founder, plant grower and gatherer, distiller and maker at A.S APOTHECARY. Amanda is a traditional Apothecary. She has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years developing effective, gentle, bespoke preparations. Whilst living in the Levant, she learnt and gradually perfected the art of distillation to create exquisite aromatics and essential oils from plants that she collected in the gardens of Sufis, the mountains of Kyrenia and the citrus groves bordering the Mediterranean.
An appreciation of the transformative nature of scent, of the rhythm of the plants, of their terroir, of landscape and the inter-connectedness of us all, are pivotal to the philosophy that underpins and informs Amanda’s work.
Through A.S APOTHECARY she brings together her love of plants, growing, making, healing and collaboration to produce beautiful products that capture the essence and vitality of plants.www.asapoth.com
Ann Harman (USA)
Ann Harman is an organic farmer, botanist, herbalist and distiller. She has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for nearly 20 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols. She is an international speaker who lectures on her continual research on hydrosols and the Art of Distillation. Ann regularly contributes articles on distillation and hydrosols to industry journals and has recently published her first book on the subject of distillation, titled Harvest to Hydrosol. Ann has also created a membership based website where she shares her research and education materials. www.circlehinstitute.com