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…