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Essential Oils Workshop

1 November to 9:30 - 17:30

This focuses on the formation of essential oils by steam extraction technique trawling, Rotary column copper still, the traditional method of production. It will be passed knowledge about the various uses for the extracted oils, It will discuss the perspective of its commercial potential, the optical producer. plants will be harvested in the fifth and, no end, extract of rosemary essential oil.

Essential oils are aromatic vital substances found in flowers, herbs, fruits and spices, with application in cooking and use in food production, drinks, cosmetics and medicines.

Goals |
Introduce participants to the practice of the art of making oils directly from plants, with an appropriate still at home scale. Participants learn how to prepare the plants and use the still. Includes property sharing and useuse of oils and plants, how and where to apply. The main objective is to re-learn the traditional crafts so that this wisdom is not lost between generations.

Program |
- Presentation
- Aromatic and medicinal plants and their uses

- The rotating column alembic
- Cultivation and maintenance of aromatic plants

- aromatic products obtained from plants

-The market for essential oils
- Essencial oils: generalities; plant functions; extraction methods; toxicity
- Distillation and decanting of rosemary essential oil by steam dragging in a still.

Recipients |
All those who want to learn and develop knowledge in the field of extraction and commercialization of essential oils. It is not necessary previous experience.


Former | Filipe Ribeiro
He lives in Janas and is organic farmer and producer of ornamental flowers. Is engaged-from 2012 the essential oils that sells under the brand name Sintr'Aromas. It is one of the employees who are from the beginning to the project of Aldea Cooperative and is known presence at the fair in Almoçageme. His experience as a commercial producer is an asset for all who want to learn the art of extracting essential oils or intend to start work in this branch.




1 November
9:30 - 17:30
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Street Luzio, nº15
Janas, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
+351 934614320