Distillation Demo – June & July


Sunday, June 26th

Saturday, July 9th

Sunday, July 10th

Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm


Distillation Demo

“Distillation Demo” is an opportunity to shadow Dr Wesley during a one hour session to see and learn more about the distillation of fresh cut herbs to create hydrosols in a laboratory setting.

Hydrosols are suspensions of essential oils as well as water soluble plant compounds obtained as a byproduct of distillation. Hydrosols hold a bit of the plant’s chemical “magic” of the plant’s chemical fragrance and carry a lovely fragrance. They are wonderful to use with a bit of vinegar as a cleaning solution or on their own as a body or home refresher.

You will take home a sample hydrosol made in our lab.

Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes.

 Dr. Wesley

From as far back as they can remember, Wesley has always been fascinated by nature. Growing up in a family of scientists, Wesley was soon guided into formal education to explain the world around them.  After years of schooling and a PhD in biochemistry, they realized two things:

ONE- There is no way to learn everything, but that’s no reason to stop trying. TWO- Science and research are partners to and translators of ancient wisdom. We are not the first here, and we won’t be the last. Wesley is happiest learning, teaching, music-ing, or just being in awe of what IS.