Oils Lavender

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how do you extract essintial oils for lavender?

I would like to take my lavender plants and get the essential oils out of it. I need to know how to do this.

Home distillation equipment can be expensive. But worth it if you are serious about making your own essential oils and hydrosols. It is surprising how much plant material is required to get a small amount of oil. CH Imports sells home hydrosol stills. The idea is simple, make steam and condense it. The plant material is stuffed into a pot with a tight fitting lid and a release for the steam that directs the steam into a vessel where is is collected and cooled. This water is the hydrosol and the oil floats on the top. If you are handy you can make one. Be aware of gravity needed to deliver the steam and the heat generated and the distance needed between heat source and collection container.

Oils Lavender
Oils Lavender

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