Distilling a Citrus Celebration

with Frank Bloem

7 Jan 2024

To bathe in Yuzu-yu, a bath with floating Yuzu, is a ritual practised in Japan on the night of the Winter Solstice to warm and purify the body and soul. Come join Frank to create a citrus essential oil containing different types of citrus, including our fresh batch of Yuzu.

11:00-16:00 Sessions Tickets


Distilling a Citrus Ritual - With Frank Bloem Romy Kerkman


What you will do

In this workshop, you will create citrus essential oils to warm your bodies and souls inspired by Yuzu-yu. You will first be introduced to the process of distilling by Frank. After that, you will distil an essential oil to use for your winter ritual. In addition to the kitchen waste of citrus peals of a variety of citruses, participants are encouraged to bring materials according to their inspiration of a scent for a purifying and warming ritual. You will take home a little bottle of essential oil to be used in a steaming session at the end of the workshop and for a warm bath and more.

Frank Bloem

Frank Bloem is an artist who uses scent as his primary medium. He studied Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy. In the summer of 2016, Frank changed his focus from visual art to olfactory-based works and started The Snifferoo. This perfume laboratory is a place for education and experiments around scent. He made several personalised perfumes, hosts regular workshops, and has recreated the elephant smell of Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo.


Full price €70 | *Discount price €49

11:00-16:00 Sessions Tickets

*We give a discount to students, students and artists. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


7th of January, 11:00-13:00, 13:30-15:30, and 16:00-18:00
Attendance is limited to 6 people. We maintain a minimum of 4 participants per session.
Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions, please send an email to

If you are severely allergic to citrus, this workshop may not be for you.

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