The extractor for essential oils (commonly called alembic, or distiller) is entirely made by stainless steel and is equipped with all the components in order to extract the essential oils: heating boiler, upper and lower grille, condenser , PYREX glass cooling burette, connecting pipe and instruction.
The distillation unit has a double wall with thermal oil to ensure uniform heating and to preserve the characteristics of plants particularly delicate as the petals of roses.
The distiller is used to extract essential oils from medicinal plants using the vapor stream. Can use the extractor (distiller) for all the fresh and dried plants whose oil can be extracted by vapor stream.
Here are some of the various plants that we can distill with the extractor: lavender, mint, rosemary, thyme, bay, sage, oregano, chamomile, rose, eucalyptus, lemon balm, savory, wormwood, basil, herb verbena, cypress, pine, mountain pine, helichrysum, geranium, eucalyptus, juniper, mastic, marjoram, parsley, rue, turpentine, valerian, etc..
HOW TO USE?
1 ° Place the water in the boiler. The water must not exceed a level established by a grate previously settled at the bottom.
2 ° Place the plants in the distiller avoiding the possible formation of preferential exit tubes for the vapor.
3 ° Place the top grill and close the lid of the distiller
4 ° Fasten the steel tube and the Pyrex glass burette
5 ° Turn on the heat source. Operate the cooling system when the temperature reaches 50°C.
6 ° Upon reaching the temperature of about 100°C, the steam will capture the essence from the plants, due to the difference in specific weight between the water and the oils
7 ° After about one hour, check the growth of the oil level in the collecting cylinder
8 ° Turn off the heat source when the increase is negligible
9 ° Recover the oil extracted through the tap placed in the lower part of the burette. Perform the cleaning of the distiller.