The Bitter Herb Academy: School of Aromatic Distillation

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Back story:

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.  

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EXCITING NEWS:

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 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 certified aromatherapist 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!

The Bitter Herb Academy: School of Aromatic Distillation

You don’t have to own a still to start learning about distillation! Enroll today and begin your journey. Students of the academy can always order a still at a discounted price later if they choose.

$39.99

 

Aromatic Distillation Course + 3 L Copper Column Still

Get a column still and the distillation course! This price includes shipping! This gorgeous 3 liter copper column still is ideal for the steam distillation or hydro/steam distillation of essential oils and hydrosols! Remove the column and use for hydro-distillation as well. Very versatile.

$269.99

 

Aromatic Distillation Course + 5 L Copper Column Still

Get a column still and the distillation course! This price includes shipping! This gorgeous 5 liter copper column still is ideal for the steam distillation or hydro/steam distillation of essential oils and hydrosols! Remove the column and use for hydro-distillation as well. Very versatile.

$295.99

 

Aromatic Distillation Course + 10 L Copper Soldered Alembic Still Starter Kit

This package includes the Aromatic Distillation Course along with a gorgeous 10 L Copper Alembic Still! This price includes shipping! Ideal for the hydro-distillation of exquisite and medicinal hydrosols!

$279.99

 

Aromatic Distillation Course + 5 L Copper Soldered Alembic Still Starter Kit

This package includes the Aromatic Distillation Course along with a gorgeous 5 L Copper Alembic Still! This price includes shipping! Ideal for the hydro-distillation of exquisite and medicinal hydrosols!

$259.99

 

Here are links to affordable equipment and stills (in addition to the ones I offer through my course) that you may want to check out:

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