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ESSENTIAL OILS

STEAM DISTILLATION

I get asked about essential oil. Generally this is a different process extracting the oils from leaves and flowers (rather than seeds). On a small scale this is usually achieved by steam distillation. There are several farm size steam distillation plants that extract essential oils from crops such as lavender. Look up steam distillation, plenty of info on the web.

If you are new to distilling essential oils take a look at this book which is available on line:
"Making sense of making scents" by Bruce Dolby.