Re: [Distillers] Essential oils?
- try this site----- Original Message -----From: hurne@...Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 3:39 PMSubject: [Distillers] Essential oils?Hi,
Does anybody know if you can use a still for extracting essential oils
from, say, lavendar?
I've read up a bit about it and you're supposed to pass steam through
your ingredients, collect a mixture of oil and water in the
time-honoured fashion and then separate the two.
All well and good, but does this mean suspending a load of lavendar
above some water in a metal seive type thing, or can you just bung it
into the water and boil it all up?
Has anyone got any experience with this before I start a few
You're right - there's not an abundance of information regarding the
techniques used. But I've found a couple of photos on the way , showing the
"cold fingers" used ....
http://michiana.org/bizweb/Lebermuth/Doctor_P/still.htm (photo of still
http://www.floragenics.com/basic.htm (still photo)
http://www.oneplanetnatural.com/distillation.htm (some explanation)