Distilling Essential Oils…The Distilling Process…Part 2 of the inspiring journey…

For our demonstration, the farmer had prepared 7 kgs of the Lemon Tea Tree for distilling.

Firstly, he prepared the still.

Then, he filled the ‘pot’ with the leaves and the process began.

After a little while, the water and oils begin to trickle out of the still into a prepared bottle.

Within an hour the process is complete and there is 8 litres of oil and water mixed. And he needed to do another batch to complete the 7 kgs of leaves.

Part 3 to follow: Separating the essential oil from the hydrolate…

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