You are welcome to join us and live the experience of capturing the therapeutic power of Ikarian nature.
We offer an experience of around 4 hours during which will collect and distill the herb of the season. We will start by visiting a location where the herb is abundant. We will spend some time identifying the herbs and discussing their properties. You will learn to gather the herbs by hand, selecting only what is necessary, ensuring sustainability and quality.
We will then return to the laboratory and start the process of distillation. You will help to load the distiller and start the distillation, learning the secrets involved in capturing high quality essential oils.
While the distillation is in progress, you can sample our range of oils and hydrosols, drink some tea made from local herbs and learn about their uses. During this time, we will start to see the magic happening as the essential oil accumulates in the separator.
Our season starts end of March and continues until mid-September. Depending on the conditions, in March, April and May we have Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Rose Geranium. In June we have Savory, Helicrysum, Oregano, Eucalyptus. In July we have Thyme and Peppermint. In August and September we have Rock Samphire and Wild Carrot.
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