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The Art of Hydrosol Distillation

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The Art of Hydrosol Distillation Workshop with Jade Shutes, Camellia Lee, and Renee Rotkopf

Woodstock, NY

Saturday June 25th, 2022

4 hour workshop 

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Please plan to arrive between 11 and 11:30am)


If you would like to be on the Waitlist, please email us at: to be put on the waitlist. Space may open up. We will also be offering another workshop in July and August.

Workshop includes: A nutritious lunch, home brewed mugwort tea, 1 oz distilled mugwort hydrosol, hand-out material, dried mugwort bundle.

Location: Woodstock, NY @ Hermetica Haus


Workshop Description:

Learn the art and craft of distillation and engage in the alchemical process of herbal and plant medicine. In this interactive, dynamic workshop we will distill the sacred plant of Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, and discuss its beneficial properties for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.  We will explore the symbolism, magical and astrological lore recognized in many ancient wisdom traditions throughout time immemorial. Through guided meditation, ritual of contemplative aromatherapy and more you will cultivate a deeper understanding, connection to the benefits and spirit of this plant. 

A light lunch along with mugwort tea will be provided and upon distillation, you will receive a 1 oz Mugwort hydrosol to incorporate into your aromatherapy and clean beauty rituals.



The one day workshop will be held in Woodstock New York, located in the beautiful Catskill mountains just approximately 2 hours north of NYC. Day commuters are welcomed and also encouraged to book a stay in town to take advantage of an upstate weekend in Woodstock and enjoy delicious eats, shopping, and nature. The workshop is held at Hermetica Haus, 5 minutes from town and local pick up and coordination will be available. 


Book a weekend stay:

Some of our favorite hotel places to stay are right in the heart of Woodstock town:

The Herwood Inn

The Woodstock Way

The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream

Twin Gables Inn

Morning Glory BnB

AirBnb options are also available


Traveling here

Public Transportation:

  • Trailways Bus to Woodstock Green Stop, drops you right in the center of town (approximately 2.5 hours)
  • Amtrak train to Rhinecliff Station (approximately 1.5 hours along scenic Hudson river) and then another 20 minutes via Uber/Car Service from the train station


Learning Objectives 

Throughout our time together, you will learn: 

  • The art and alchemical process of hydrosol distillation
  • How to Use a copper still 
  • How aromatic distillation is a tool for personal transformation
  • To utilize the art and craft of hydrosols for self care
  • Difference between essential oil and hydrosol
  • Mythological, magical and astrological lore of featured plant, Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris  
  • Mental, emotional, physical benefits of Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris 
  • Different ways to work with Mugwort
  • The practice of contemplative aromatherapy through guided meditation and soundbath