I have been distilling my own essential oils and hydrosols for years. What a wonderful feeling it is to be able to create these amazing hydrosols and oils and know that what I am creating is absolutely pure and unadulterated! After using various brands of essential oils over the years, I began researching and finding out that many of my favorite brands were adulterating their oils and being misleading about the quality of their products. I was also disturbed by the sheer amount of plant material being used each year to create oils for the masses. It takes a lot of plant material to get oils for the big companies, and when oils are in high demand, the earth pays the price for the excessive reaping. When I received a still from my husband for Christmas years ago, I began growing herbs and foraging medicinal plants on my property to experiment with. I realized then that it IS possible to be self-sufficient and practice sustainability when you do it YOURSELF! You don’t have to have a farm to get hydrosols and oils, either! Anyone can do this! That is why our motto is: Self-Sufficiency. Sustainability. Respect.
We are working with Iberian Coppers to be able to provide students with quality stills if they need one for the course!
Students may choose from different still+course packages, or just purchase the course if they already have a still! (See options below) However, no still is needed to take this course, or to further your knowledge in the art of distillation!
In this course, students will:
-Be able to get a quality Portuguese copper alembic still AND the distillation course for one unbelievable price! Iberian Coppers SA
–Upon becoming a student, you have the privilege of receiving a 10% Discount off of most products from Iberian Coppers SA Portuguese Copper Still Manufacturer! Just email Amber for more information!
– Upon becoming a student, you will be eligible for student membership to the American Herbalists Guild because The Bitter Herb Academy is an AHG approved school! There are many benefits to being a member of AHG! American Herbalists Guild
-Learn about essential oils and hydrosols in more detail.
-Learn about the various types of stills available and be able to make an educated decision about what will work best for them!
-Learn, step-by-step, how to distill essential oils and hydrosols. The curriculum is written in a way that is easy to understand and follow.
-Learn about the best plants to distill and practice with. This course contains a lot of information about plants you can grow and wildcraft to create your own special hydrosols and essential oils. Many of the plants discussed are included in the wildcrafting course curriculum, so students are getting a two for one deal when they enroll in this course!
-Have access to videos and tutorials that give visual learners a great resource!
-Recieve a Distillation Certification from The Bitter Herb Academy IF they choose to complete the lesson questions and final reflection assignment. This is not required, unless the student wants a certificate (for resume, etc.). Otherwise, they are free to use the course material for their own personal learning.
– Be able to communicate directly with distillation expert and NAHA Level 2 Professional Aromatherapist Dr. Amber Robinson, who has experience using both copper alembic and glass stills for distillation!
-Have access to our private Facebook group, The Bitter Herb Academy Student Group, where students can share experiences, ask questions, and connect!
–Exhibit proficiency in essential oil and hydrosol distillation, as well as begin producing the highest quality essential oils and hydrosols for themselves and others!
Choose from the options below. If you choose a package, know that your still will take a few weeks to arrive, as it is shipping from Portugal where it is hand-crafted!
School of Aromatic Distillation
A step-by-step course on all you need to know to master essential oil distillation.
School of Aromatic Distillation + 5 Liter Soldered Copper Alembic Pot Still
Access to the School of Aromatic Distillation, as well as a gorgeous 5 liter copper alembic pot still from Iberian Coppers. This price includes shipping to your door from Portugal.
School of Aromatic Distillation + 10 Liter Soldered Copper Alembic Pot Still
Access to the School of Aromatic Distillation, as well as a gorgeous 10 liter copper alembic pot still from Iberian Coppers. This price includes shipping to your door from Portugal.
School of Aromatic Distillation + 3 Liter Copper Column Still
Access to the School of Aromatic Distillation, as well as a gorgeous 3 liter copper column still from Iberian Coppers. This price includes shipping to your door from Portugal.
School of Aromatic Distillation + 5 Liter Copper Column Still
Access to the School of Aromatic Distillation, as well as a gorgeous 5 liter copper column still from Iberian Coppers. This price includes shipping to your door from Portugal.