Estrattore Extractor Plus 12L - 20L Essential Oils Distiller Italian Made Direct Import
🇮🇹 This product is sent to you direct from Italy. Handling time is approximately 8 weeks and shipping time with included airfreight is approximately 1 - 3 weeks. All customs, duty and taxes are paid. Full tracking is provided and price is inclusive of insurance and airfreight. 🇮🇹
ESTRATTORE EXTRACTOR PLUS 12 - 20 LITERS - ITALIAN MADE - 24 MONTH WARRANTY
The steam distillation is a technique that allows to extract essential oils from herbs (fresh or dried) by their transport by water vapor. The passage of the steam, generated by boiling water, through the plant material, makes the cell walls more permeable, up to breakage and leakage of the essential oil, which is condensed in a serpentine cooled by a recirculating water , separating into essential oil and floral water. The essential oil settles on the surface as it has lower density.
- Leaves and small branches
- Essential oil
- Aromatic water
These extractors require a heat source. You can use an electric plate or a gas cooker for the models 12-20L.
Do you need the Separating Funnel with Holder?
This add-on optional accessory is a Pyrex glass funnel which has a teflon tap, suitable for the separation of essential oils. You can used this to separate the essential oil from the aromatic water after the extraction operations. It comes with a support for separating funnel with base plate, support rod and support ring. You can see this accessory at 5.32 minutes in the instructions video below.
The below video shows you an example of the process from start to finish, demonstrating the steam distillation of the flowering stems of Thyme, for the extraction of the essential oil with a 12L Plus model distiller.