Learn how we extract essential oils and hydrosols in the distillation room
During your visit at Cyherbia Botanical Park we will show you our distillation room and explain how we extract essential oils and hydrosols from our herbs, as well as show you how to use them internally and externally and tell you about the many health and beauty benefits of each oil.
Every season we extract different oils, of herbs that are in season. In the autumn and winter months we extract basil, bay laurel and rosemary. In spring and summer months we extract oregano, lavender and lemon verbena.
During Lavender Season in June, you have the opportunity to walk in the elegant lavender gardens. Lavender is in full purple and lilac bloom and releases its relaxing aroma. After 4 weeks lavender is cut and its essential oil is distilled in the distillation room. You can come and witness the extraction.
Distillation Room: Watch video ->
One of our staff members will explain how essential oils are distilled. You will learn about the many benefits of various essential oils and how to use them for your well-being, cosmetic use and for aromatherapy.
Here is a quick video showing you how we extract rosemary essential oil.
Essential oils and hydrosols are used in our handmade cosmetics. The best cosmetics to use, especially long term are natural cosmetics. What is safe for you to eat, is the best for your skin.
Salves for vein healing, muscle pains, arthritic and rheumatic pain are made with beeswax and many powerful essential oils.
Face creams, face serum and face and body scrub for anti-ageing, acne and sensitive skin.
Hair tonic and anti head lice spray with strong hydrosols, extracts and no chemicals at all that promote hair growth.
Products made in our distillation room: essential oil and hydrosol
Lavender Essential Oil
Dillute 2 drops of lavender essential oil in 5 ml carrier oil (ex. coconut oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil) and massage on sore muscles, the temples of your forehead to relax tension, or place in oil burner to give your home/room a calming and relaxing aroma that also prevents mosquitoes from entering!
Oregano Essential Oil
An essential to have in your home. Oregano essential oil is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics and antiviral treatments. Dillute 2 drops of oregano essential oil in a tbsp of honey or yoghurt, mix well and eat it with your meal twice a day when you feel under the weather. Only use it as a treatment, not as a prevention method.
Rosemary Face Tonic Spray
Made with rosemary hydrolate, this is an excellent natural face tonic. Full of antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals. Ideal for oily skin and all ages. It can also improve blood circulation, acne rashes, improve skin tone, eliminate flabbiness and moisturizes.
Made with organic thyme hydrolate, it contains the aromatic and therapeutic properties of thyme essential oil. It can be used neat or diluted on the throat and lung area to relieve cough, colds and asthma. Thyme opens up the airways and decongests the chest. It is a powerful antiseptic. It can also be used in the bath or in cooking to add aroma, at the end of cooking time.