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LAVENDER WORKSHOPS  will be held on Saturday 9 juli, Tuesday 23 augustus 2016 and Saturday 27 augustus 2016

In this workshop we focus on lavender oil and the techniques of using steam distillation equipment. Suitable for any people who want to distill themselfs or are interested or involved with aroma therapy. In 2015 the number of applicants was high and some date were booked very quick.

If you want to know what one of our participants has experienced our workshop in 2014, you can read it here (in dutch, sorry):
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In this workshop we will distilling French lavandin, you get a short instruction about techniques of steam distillation process and we do ‘a sense of scent’ session with different kinds of lavender. There will be plenty of time to make you own lavender decoration piece. We work together with Tineke van den Boer, our neighbor and owner of Tineke’s decoraties. Tineke makes beautiful, exclusive and stylish art of decorations and has experience in doing workshops.

This workshop can also be held on request for groups up to 8 till 10 persons. Mid-July 2016 is this workshop planned. Registration will be anounced.

Interested in a workshop? Mail to View all dates for workshops on time in your mailbox? Register for our newsletter. (sorry, in dutch)


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On August, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 2016 from 13:00 till about 17:00.

INDEKOPERENKETEL starts in August 2016 a workshop on Processing Aromatic Herbs. We consider plant waste material from aromatic plants as a valueble yield to make essential oils and hydrosols. There are many ways to use these products, like for instants making your own soap ore for medicinal application.

This afternoon-workshop is specially made for people who want to make essentials oils on a small scale. During this workshop we learn participants how to use very simple kitchen gear to do steam destillation. A technique to produce a pure essential oil and hydrosol. You can also learn about enfleurage, macereting, and extracting.

Price: € 25,- including coffee/tea.
Number of participants:     minimum 6, maximum 10 participants.
Bring:         fresh picked herbs and glass pot or jar to fill with hydrosol.

Suscribe: use the form on the website or send an e-mail to



On Saturday May 28th and Sunday 29th. From 10:00 till 16:00.
Due to the cold spring conditions, we expect to harvest the larch only till the end of May.
By then the blooming season of young sprouts and branches will reaching its peak. We need more warm days to come for the trees. Then we have the highest yield in larch oil and larch hydrosols.

In the morning we go the Chaamse forest to collect larch branches. We walk from the destilling workshop place to the forest, its about 1 km hiking.
Around lunch time we will light the kettle in the destilling workplace. Of the larch we make by steam destillation larch essential oil and larch hydrosols.

Do you want to join?

Do you want to join harvesting larch into the forest? Would you help chopping and fill up the kettle? You are very welcome on these educational, inspiring and most friendly volunteer days.

Suscribe is necessary, because there are only are limited number of participants allowed.
You can come on Saturday or Sunday of both days.
Important: do make a reservation by sending an e-mail to

Organisation and contact

Coffee and herbal tea and something to eat will be provided,
Bring you own lunch and working cloves.
Contribution: donation based, give what’s worth, not for free.

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We are looking forward to meet jou,
Henk Ploeger & Catharina de Bruin


destilleerwerkplaats in Gilze

Henk Ploeger en Catharina de Bruin

tel 06 18076977

INDEKOPERENKETEL maakt etherische olie en hydrolaat van plantaardige restproducten, afkomstig van lokale telers, bedrijfjes of bos- en landschapsbeheerders. We willen het vervaardigen en het gebruik van etherische olie en hydrolaat onder de aandacht brengen.

We hanteren in onze bedrijfsvoering het principe ´zorgen voor de Aarde, zorg voor elkaar en eerlijk delen´


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INDEKOPERENKETEL is ingeschreven in het Handelsregister met KvK-nummer 71376275 onder de naam H&C Aromalab op 9 april 2018 te Breda.

BTW-nummer 858691607B01