Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Here's a great blog post about a small essential oil distiller in Canada. I have a heck of a time explaining to people why we don't distill our own essential oils....they see we have an herb farm, and a why aren't we making essential oils? The question is one of scale. We have a TINY herb farm (less than 2 acres, most of which is occupied with house/barn/outbuildings/store/parkinglot/miniature horses), and a tiny still. You need many many pounds of herbal matter to make OUNCES of essential oils! This article and pictures give a small taste of the size of still needed to make quantites of essential oil.


Reverend Awesome said...

You girls just keep doing what you're doing, leave the giant distilling contraption to others.

That kitten they have is adorable.

Patricia said...

that is some operation! just keep growing and enjoying what you do. I can't imagine managing that sort of business (thank goodness some people do).
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings