Help with essential oils from wild plants in a protected area in the village of Mértola, Portugal

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  • Description

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    I am extracting Essential oils from wild plants in a protected area of Portugal. Last year I ve worked with about 20 diferent species, all with organic certification. I need help to collect them and process with steam in a destillery in order to extract the essential oil. Knowledge in natural cosmetics would be nice too. I have some hives and i am trying to chenge the normal paradigma of beekeeping. In the beginning of November 2018 i will start to make natural cosmetics such as natural soap and body creams using my raw materials. I will need help doing this and helping with creative ideas. I want to build a botanical garden too in order to show the flora (plants) from this protected area. Permaculture project.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers could learn about the art of extracting essential oils and the properties of the local aromatic and medicinal plants. The Village of Mértola is an old and beutifull place where romans and arabs build in the past. In May 2017 it will be realized the Islamic Festival.

  • Help

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    I'm looking for a possible parternership in the area of artesanal cosmetics using local raw materials. Essential oils in biological production and other products of the honey bee hive.
    I need help to collect the spontaneous species to extract the essential oils and transform it with other natural products in order to obtain cosmetics.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    portuguese, english, spanish and some french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    private room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can enjoy nature has itself. The place is near Mértola (17 km) one of the oldest villages in Europe. About an hour by car, are the stunning beaches of Algarve.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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