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Essential oil distiller

Not sure if these are actually essential, but they are danged handy

Post Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:15 am
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Was getting ready to send you an email on just that topic. I think we should start with something in the essential oil realm before we branch out to the REAL reason you got it, right? :blink:

Post Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:18 am
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Make sure you put up lots of notes and photos. I can't wait to see how you go with it.

Post Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:47 pm
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IdahoHerbalist wrote:
Was getting ready to send you an email on just that topic. I think we should start with something in the essential oil realm before we branch out to the REAL reason you got it, right? :blink:


Errr...yeah...yeah...right....essential oils! :nod:

Doc

Post Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:02 pm
Fey

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Now now guys....people will think you're a pair of rednecks :roll:

The still could come in handy for so many things:

Alcohol for tincture making.... no....stop it....tincture making I'm telling you.... :rant:
Essential oils
Medicinal hydrosols

Post Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:21 am
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Fey wrote:
Now now guys....people will think you're a pair of rednecks :roll:

Now why would they have to THINK we were rednecks? Where we live that is the norm. :love:

Post Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:00 am
Fey

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But you sound so civilised :confused: :LOL:

Speaking of redneck (yes, here's me going off on a tangent again with a bit of trivia), I read somewhere that sesame oil has PABA in it and that it makes a good sunscreen. I'll have to remember to look that up again.

Post Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:11 pm

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Chiming in much later on this thread.....
I'd be interested in how this distiller has worked.
Was this non-electric?
I'm looking for the optimal combo of distilling for water and for essential oils.
May be impossible.

Thanks.
PS - this is my first post. :clap:
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas first.

Post Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:50 am
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It worked well. Did decent on lavender and was doing good on Cloves before I let it run out of water and damaged it. It is being repaired now.

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