Distilling Cape chamomile and essential oils

27 August 2024

Distilling the rarest of Cape’s blue oils.

R 1200 per person.

Only 15 places available

Harness the abundance of Babylonstoren’s fragrant fields in this essential oil masterclass. Pack your hat and a pair of sturdy shoes as you’ll be exploring beyond the garden to find aromatics and our special Cape chamomile, Eriocephalus punctulatus. This indigenous shrub flowers in early spring, and this is the perfect time to extract its azure blue oil. In the Scented Room, guests will be able to see the steam-distilling process that captures the natural essence of the plant. Guided by Babylonstoren’s in-house compounder, Gavin Hendriks, you’ll be able to create your own body products to take home, using a selection of our essential oils.

Steaming coffee from the Lekker Room is served upon arrival.
Lunch in the Tasting Room is included.