Flower Extracts for Perfumery, Cosmetics & Well-being. Outdoor event, Day Two May 28th - 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Flowers essences, enfleurage, floral distillations, extraction of floral fragrances for perfumery.
Students will witness seasonal floral distillation. Distillation is a very old alchemical art invented thousands of years ago. Distillation will take place in a traditional copper still with a very gentle technique to preserve the flower’s properties and aromas.
The day will be focused on floral essences, distillation, alchemy of water as well as the enfleurage technique.
The Art of making Floral Essences: Flower essences, through a subtle and magical fabrication process, download the subtle powers of the plant’s vibrational information. This information, when taken internally in the body or applied topically has the capacity to change emotions, moods and blockages. They can also be great tools to help us go through changes of life, grief or protect us from negative influences.
These flower elixirs are truly like “software” that when downloaded create shifts and resonances with certain emotional patterns. They have the power to reach into emotions that have been experienced from a young age or along the journey of existence. These traumas when internalized often leave traces that express themselves through reactions, sensitivities and fears, stopping us from opening ourselves to our highest potential and to finding peace and happiness.“Blocked” emotions have been scientifically shown to get trapped in the tissues of the body when the trauma is not addressed nor resolved. Flower essences are incredible allies for healing and shifting into a new vibration or paradigm. These magical extracts can also be added to skin care treatments therefore enhancing dramatically the effects of your formulas. They can also be used in everyday life rituals to overcome shortcomings, giving us the strength to make the changes that we deeply desire for ourselves. These essences can also have a powerful protective effect helping each one of us to face the world as it is, and help us adapt to the constant changes that are occurring on the planet.They can be easily added to formulas that can be used internally or externally. These flowers elixirs can also be used in complement with other forms of therapies to treat the “deeper” layers of the issues around chronic skin, health or psychological conditions.
Hydrosols and essential oil extractions
Students will witness seasonal floral distillation. Distillation is a very old alchemical art invented thousands of years ago. Distillation will take place in a traditional copper still with a very gentle technique to preserve the flower’s properties and aromas. Distillation techniques and details will not be covered in this class. If you would like to learn how to distill your own click here
The enfleurage techniques
Alice Duvernell will share methods to revive this old perfumery extraction technique, invented in France, her country of origin. Students will be able to see how to create aromatic pomades with cold and hot enfleurage techniques. Students will have a hands-on experiment with the art with seasonal flowers.
Floral tinctures and repeated extractions for perfumery
Often people see tinctures as strictly medicinal extracts used in herbal therapy, nevertheless, tinctures can be amazing bases for perfumery blends. Repeated extraction processes, solvent choices as well delicate and gentle methods will bridge the realm of flower and botanical extraction with the art of aromatherapy. Students will create a custom aromatherapy blend to match the artisan-crafted alcohol extract presented that day.
Hydrosol and chocolate gourmet bistro
The weekend will be finalised with delicious aromatic waters and botanical elixirs and an aroma related surprise treat.
Students will bring back a customised flower essence, a 2 oz bottle of floral distillate and an enfleurage floral tile as well as a 0.5 oz ounce perfume grade tincture for their own aromatic creation. Students will enjoy a hydrosol and floral bistro with snacks and aromatized drinks.
Important notes: Lunch is not provided, please bring lunch as there are no close locations for a lunch break. Hat, a notepad, and water are recommended.
The class will start promptly at 9.30 am. Please show up at the latest at 9.15, in order to settle down, find your marks and make yourself a cup of tea...The class will mostly be held outside, in a small group, so spaces are limited! Biophilia products, hydrosols and skin care will be available for purchase throughout the event!!!
For your own accommodation planning, the class will be located in Petaluma, 94952. The final location of the class will be provided the week of class.
- A Hydrosol and chocolate gourmet bistro will be offered at the end of the day rose wine and bubbles, glycerite tastings.
- $35 material fee is collected the day of the class.
Students will leave with a thorough hand out as well as a 2 oz floral hydrosol and the whole collection set of hand made floral essences extract during that day.