Aromatics

You know that thing about when life gives you lemons you make lemonade? Well, the farm gives us healing aromatic plants in abundance, so we make hydrosols and essential oils. Harvesting and distilling consciously we connect with nature, present to every sound and smell. You are welcome to come and join us and learn how aromatics can heal people, animals and the planet.

Come smell the wild!

Join us for a celebration of aroma!

Learn how to distill and use essential oils and hydrosols

Make 100% natural lotions and potions

Discover how to use aromatics with animals

Connect with nature and your own instinctual being

3 Days/4 Nights all inclusive

From 525 €

The sense of smell is our most instinctive connection to the world.  But nowadays we are taught not to trust it, to disguise our natural scent. Our noses are assaulted by synthetic fragrances, dulling our senses.

Harvesting and distilling aromatic plants in the wild hills of Portugal, you are immersed in the multi-layered fragrance of nature, which reconnects you to your instinctual being and awakens your senses!  Check out this retreat!

If you’d like to come and join us just for one day that’s also possible, contact us to arrange it

Alentejo is rich in aromatics, but cash poor. Essential oils can offer a sustainable source of income to rural communities, and encourage people to appreciate what nature provides. As we establish our distillery we plan to enrich the whole neighborhood. And we are also in co-operation with local artisan distillers.

Traditionally every household would make their own medicine, gathering local herbs and preparing them at home. When we distill hydrosols we reclaim this power and take control of our health. We also connect with the natural flora and fauna of this land. Household distilling is easy even if you live in a city and only grow herbs in a pot, or buy from market. And it’s fun.

We harvest consciously, from our hearts and with consideration for other creatures that share our living space. We pick what the plants have to offer, never taking more than a fair share, carefully shaking out any insects so they don’t go into the still. Our end product is a far cry from the commercially distilled essential oil and hydrosol that are commonly available. If you love essential oils, you should experience the process of distillation to understand and appreciate them on a different level.

 

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