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How to make essential oil using steam distillation

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Watch as Laura explains the process of how to use steam distillation to make essential oil. In this video she uses juniper for the demonstration. Video Shot …
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Wesley Mullins December 5, 2014, 4:05 pm

+Chester W. Wong we are going to do a video on dried herbs coming up. We
think the yield will be less because they are dehydrated. 

Charlieswag9000 December 5, 2014, 4:34 pm

She has a oil distillery her husband has a moonshine distillery

mwinters December 5, 2014, 5:31 pm

Your water in and water out should be switched to completely fill the

asmcriminaL December 5, 2014, 5:40 pm

You have your hoses backwards, water should go in from the bottom to the

DCARA06 December 5, 2014, 6:16 pm

Very interesting. And now I understand why essential oils are so expensive.
What do you do with the hydrosol?

dikshita bajracharya December 5, 2014, 6:37 pm

Can other oils be made instead of juniper using the same process?

Femina Aqua Ventus December 5, 2014, 7:28 pm

einaudi <3

Nad rahman December 5, 2014, 7:48 pm

Is it necessary to make sure the water that flow in, is the cold water? or
can i just use the tap water?
Other questions also, can i use the little bits different way steam
distillation in which i directly put the leaves and the boiling water
together in the same a round bottom flask with three neck, instead like you
make it separate, one round bottom flask for boiling water and the others
for the leaves, can I? hope you will help ;)
+Wesley Mullins 

NOBOX7 December 5, 2014, 7:55 pm

do you use weed in this ? your a extreamly smart gal so i dont expect you
to smoke pot just never no, very cool vid

nattylightlight December 5, 2014, 8:25 pm

+moonskin1976 I like the idea of combining both to get the ultimate

So is there an easier way to just get the cannabis essential oil for just
the smell instead of THC then steam distillation? As you put it, the
terpenes is what makes the cannabis have it’s odor and is very easy to
extract…What method do you think would be easiest for this??

Hadarah BatYah December 5, 2014, 9:01 pm


Abraam Georgiadis December 5, 2014, 9:45 pm

Really amazed by the process and the video. Thank you! 

Icky Crane December 5, 2014, 9:59 pm

What do you use the hydrozol for?

ty weber December 5, 2014, 10:54 pm

you should get a very small water pump ( like one found in a table top
water fountain) and recirculate the water in your sink. you wont be
wasting nearly as much water and your condenser will work much better
having a much colder water supply, Hope this helps, Happy Distilling

Mathiue David December 5, 2014, 11:39 pm

Great vid, thanks

aldis mengelsons December 6, 2014, 12:24 am

its kinda nice video but i see no reason to do that,only just for fun or if
you have nothing to do in kitchen:) 1 hour to set up equipment and after
process clean a mess 1-1.5 hours for extraction,few kw electricity =got a
3-4ml of oil:( even that kinda equipment cost some 100eur at least
:/… i think(just mu thoughts) in 2 hours if you working
can make 40-50 eur save money on equipment,save energy,then make some nice
homemade dinner and order 200 different natural oils from China for 127$

Daniel Jacob December 6, 2014, 12:38 am

That was awesome, thanks for the walk through.

Frederik Swordsman December 6, 2014, 1:23 am

Thank you for sharing :) 

дмитрий деревянкин December 6, 2014, 1:33 am
The Aromator by Botanic Springs December 6, 2014, 2:16 am

To all you essential oil fans there is a new product out there that lets
you make your own oils and hydrosols with a compact kitchen counter-top
device with the push of a button in less than 10 minutes., no mess either.
Look for it on Kickstarter.
Wishing you wellness.

Ashley Harvey December 6, 2014, 2:39 am

This is so interesting. Thank you for sharing :)

Ray Borg December 6, 2014, 3:14 am

As a general laboratory technique, the distillation apparatus should be
assembled with the cool water coming in from the bottom inlet of the
condenser and the warm water exiting from the top outlet. Thank you for
the video!

Ray Butt December 6, 2014, 4:07 am

Do you drink or use the oil in food dishes?

richhagenchicago December 6, 2014, 5:01 am

It strikes me that you would get better cooling effect and better yield to
run the coolant counter current. putting the cold water in the bottom on
your set up in the video and removing it at the top. That way you do two
things. You fill the space between the inner and outer tube on you
condenser with liquid giving better contact between your coolant and you
distillate and you also keep the maximum temperature gradient between your
condensing distillate and your cooling fluid at the outlet. A typical
laboratory or industrial condenser would likely be run counter current to
maximize the efficiency and yield.

victoria talman December 6, 2014, 5:53 am

Thank you! My first distillation video! 

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