Distilling Yarrow

“In gratitude.”

The Process

Preparing to distill is a process for which I find I need at least two full days to devote entirely to the process. From cleaning the still, watching the weather, creating a schedule (of sorts), to clearing my mind and opening my heart and self to the process, to distillation day. A day of harvesting, a day of deepening my relationship with the plant, “listening” as I harvest, “listening” as I prepare the plant, place it in the still, cover it with water, and enclose the prepared plant material within the copper still. Slowly the water heats, the aroma wafts through the air, the first drops of hydrosol emerge... each distillation a mini transformation, yes. A deeper connection with the plant harvested, yes. The roots of a common language - molecules of communication.