Posts tagged: steam distillation

How to Make Essential Oils

How to Make Essential Oils

Alchemy is the ancient art that brought to us the practice of extraction and distillation.  The quest of the Alchemist was the separation and recombination of the most basic elements in nature, as those elements were known at that time; and the recombination of those elements for the creation of things  which have never existed.  Alchemical practice is the foundation of Chemistry.

 

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Distilling Essential Oils

Distilling Essential Oils
The goal of distillation is to separate the "essence" of a plant called "Sulfur" by the Alchemists from the corporeal body of the plant.   Once the essence was separated and captured, the plant material after distillation was placed into a crucible.  This second action burned the fibrous material and revealed the minerals that were present in the plants.

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An Interview with Robert Seidel

An Interview with Robert Seidel

Interview with Robert Seidel, Founder of The Essential Oil Company There are few times in your life that you get to sit down with an Icon. We recently spent time with Robert Seidel, Founder of The Essential Oil Company, and he shared with us what has kept him going in the aromatic...

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