Dear Family & Friends
Finally we unboxed our ''Aladdin's Pot''!! - a cooking pot to process our Lavender harvest for oil n hydrosol. We could also extract other herbs that we grow abundantly in the garden.
This won't process a lot of oil for mega orders, but it's good enough for a few bottles n good for demonstration process. It's not made of gold - just copper but looks so pretty!
By summer (July/August) when our lavender are in bloom, we will try and extract oil n hydrosol with the help of this distiller. Herbal oil are used mainly for cosmetic n medicinal purposes.
In simplest term, the process of steam distillation involves heating the plant matter to a boiling point, capturing the essential oil vapors as they rise, then cooling the vapors n allow to condense back into liquid so the oil can be collected.