Aromatherapy and Distillation: Harvest to Hand Series

  • Sedona Wellness Sedona Wellness
  • 414 Peace Garden Path, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  • Oct 26 - 27, 2019 (2 days)
  • - Program Price

About This Event

Aromatherapy and Distillation: Harvest to Hand Series  12 CE’s

Continued Education Wellness Retreat Workshop

This course will take place indoor and outdoor at Sedona Wellness and at the Essence of the Earth distillery nearby

Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors would grow their medicine in their gardens. Doctors were not accessable to everyone and medicine as we know it today was nonexistent. Generations from all cultures, countries and climates had the knowledge to make use of plants and minerals in medicines and for relaxation. This knowledge gave them the power to heal themselves. This knowledge is mostly Lost to modern medicine overuse.

Essence of the Earth Aromatherapy class will take you from plant and soil to the oil in the bottle. The first day you will learn the benefits of organic farming, the importance of water and nutrition, description and usage of each plant variation and companion planting. Day 2 will be spent at the Essence of the Earth distillery located in Cottonwood where the discussion will continue with topics of harvest, distillation and essential oil usage. At the end of the class, you will go home with a bottle of essential oil that was distilled in class, and learn some surprising new options of essential oils to use in your sessions.

Day 1 – Organic Farming 101 9am-5pm with one hour lunch

What is Organic?

What Makes Soil Healthy?



Types of Essential Oil Plants

Plant Propagation

Companion Planting

Day 2 -Aroma Therapy 101 9am-1pm with break

Herb Harvesting

Steam Distillation for Essential Oils and Hydrosol

Application and Proper Usage of Essential Oils

Your Instructors – Essence of the Earth 

Essence of the Earth is local grass roots company devoted to bringing you only the highest quality organic essential oils–or essence– by cultivating our own organically grown crops and distilling them on farms both here in Sedona, Arizona and on the rich farmlands of Kenya.

By educating local farmers both here and our Kenyan farms, on the art of organic, sustainable farming, we not only support these farmers and their families, but also support the growth of their own local economy and communities. Through education, love and compassion for our farmers as keepers of the land, we believe we create a truly superior product, the essences of sustainable organically grown crops, which not only bring high vibrational healing and wellness, but also help to support others in need.

Venue Highlights

SW Studio is a clean, eco-friendly unique retreat location with spaces fully equipped for classes, workshops, retreats & special events for continued education, and ongoing classes for yoga, t h e healing arts, wellness programs, musical events, and conscious gatherings & wellness programs.
The 1400 sq. ft studio floor has radiant floor heated stained cement floor equipped with 1 wall of mirrors, 2 walls of windows, one large unobstructed wall for practicing yogic inversions, wall installed cubbies for storage, a boutique area available to sell products, a domestic commercially appointed kitchen area for cooking classes, 3 treatment rooms, a comfortable lounge reception area, devotional artwork, 4 available bathrooms and one shower. We are equipped with yoga mats, blocks, and blankets, and can accommodate up to 75 people seated theater style and approx. 30 yoga mats. There is a large screen digital monitor a projector with surround sound CD player all with Internet. The rooms are acclimatized with swamp coolers, and air conditioners. There is radiant floor heating throughout.
The outdoor areas include a large covered porch the length of the building and a south facing central patio area for outside workshops or lounging with a covered patio and outdoor kitchen area, which is surrounded by an indigenous desert landscape. There is a formal fire pit on the lower north facing side and a groomed path to the river approx. an 8- minute walk from the rear arch. There is parking for 25+ vehicles, and two platforms on the side and the rear of the building for a tent. Ashram style accommodations are possible.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We are an all organic, non-GMO domestic commercially outfitted Kitchen. Our staff is trained for a variety of menu preparations, overseen by our Wellness Director.


Our Favorite around the corner: Mescal Canyon Retreat-(contact info blocked), 1550 Abbey Road South Clarkdale, AZ 86324
An off-the-grid desert oasis surrounded by National Forest: private patios, hot tub, fireplace, whole foods and serenity await your arrival.
Nestled in Mescal Canyon, you'll enjoys days of tranquility in a secluded locale, hot tub , forest trails to wander, on-site , all within the backdrop of wondrous landscape and an endless sky. Let yourself enjoy all the amenities available to you. Whole foods are picked from our land and served fresh, wireless internet is standard. Any other request can be easily accommodated. Go ahead, make yourself comfortable here.

Super close and affordable: Iron Horse Inn (contact info blocked), 1034 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-ask for Dianna-we love her!
Located in the “Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country”. An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drives. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents. Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms, Cafes and Restaurants, Antique Stores, Galleries, Boutique Hotels, Shops and Boutiques, Historic Tours, Nature Trails and the Verde River, Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts, 2nd Saturday Art Walk each month.

The Arizona Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast offer spacious rooms and suites that are
designed to fit almost anyone's budget and taste. Located between Jerome and Sedona in Clarkdale Arizona, see the
Sedona red rocks like never before. A perfect place to just sit and relax, or explore the area.

The Blue Heron Guest House is a renovated workshop built at the turn of the twentieth
century when Arizona’s copper boom was still in its heyday. This charming, cozy hideaway in
historic Clarkdale, Arizona, is nestled in the Verde Valley between Jerome and the red rocks
of Sedona. The Blue Heron is a studio cottage with a queen bed, futon, private bathroom
and shower, and a kitchenette.

The Flying Eagle Country Retreat is surrounded by native landscaping and is frequently
visited by native wildlife, including coyote, javelina, deer, fox, and a variety of birds (cardinals, quail, ravens, hawks,
and more.) The convenient continental breakfast for B&B guests will get each day off to a wonderful start.

We offer a rustic, off the grid, Arizona Bed & Breakfast Retreat in a unique setting.
Our Southwest Bed & Breakfast retreat is an Arizona High Desert oasis, bordered by
National Forest, secluded and yet close to Clarkdale and Sedona. Our hand built passive
solar sustainable B & B is nestled in a verdant permaculture landscape with a terraced organic garden. This is a large 400 sf studio, with original Southwest artwork and soft lighting. It sleeps 3 on a very comfortable queen sized Nova Foam bed and also a pull-out twin sofa, with 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets. It includes a private pool and hot tub! We are centrally located for exploring everything the Verde Valley has to offer from Sedona (20 minutes) to
Jerome (10 minute).

Thank you!

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