Facilitator: Jonathan Code
This three session course is an introduction to sourcing and using essential oils from plants that grow in our gardens. We will be working with common aromatic plants that grow in the UK. The course is in three parts, part one identifies aromatic plants that are suitable for home use, part two introduces simple ways of extracting and using essential oils, and part three introduces methods for steam distillation of essential oils.
* Please note that this is an online course, delivered via Zoom.
Event time: Tue 22nd Sep 2020 at 4:00pm - Tue 6th Oct 2020 at 5:30pm
At a glance
- Identify aromatic plants suitable for home-use
- Readily available methods of extracting and using essential oils
- Extraction of essential oils through steam distillation
Time & Dates
Tuesdays 22, 29 Sep & 6 Oct; 4-5.30 pm
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Participants will Gain
- A deeper understanding of the aromatic plants that grow in our gardens and the green spaces around us
- Tips for using essential oils for home and for health
- The practical requirements for extracting essential oils through steam distillation
Essential oils have been used since antiquity for enhancing our moods, our wellbeing and the quality of our immediate environment. Their use lies at the heart of the discipline of aromatherapy. Though not delving deeply into aromatherapy, this course is an introduction to aromatic plants and their use in the home and for personal benefit. The course will give participants a rich introduction to essential oils and will provide a basis for further study. The course begins with an introduction to some common aromatic plants that can be sourced and identified readily. A number of different methods are introduced to begin to obtain the benefits of essential oils that include their culinary benefits and their potentials for enhancing our wellbeing other ways. We conclude this introductory course with an introduction to the principles of steam distillation – one of the most common methods for extracting essential oils. Several methods of steam distillation will be demonstrated and discussed. By the end of this short course participants will have a good overview of the uses and benefits of some readily sourced essential oils.
The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.
Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.
The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!
Sales end on 21st Sep at 12noon.
Jonathan is a senior lecturer with Crossfields Institute and a lecturer with the Royal Agricultural University (RAU). Jonathan’s interests in consciousness studies, holistic and natural sciences, gardening, crafts and education informed both his Bachelor’s degree (Integral Studies, CIIS, California), and his M. Ed (Social and Environmental Education, RSUC Oslo). Jonathan is currently completing his doctoral studies with the University of Bath, focussing on educational research. Jonathan’s book Muck and Mind; Encountering Biodynamic Agriculture is published by Lindisfarne press. He is editor and co-author for Crafting: Transforming Materials and the Maker HandsOn Press.