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Percent Yield Guide For Essential Oil Distillation

Percents yield listed below are only approximate. Most of the testing has been done under laboratory conditions and does not necessarily represent the percent yield you will obtain in the field. There are many variables which dictate percent yield, including: weather conditions, soil, elevation, harvest time, distillation time, pressure and temperature of distillation. This list is only intended as a guide. 

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Plant
Botanical Name
Parts used
% yield
Allspice Pimenta dioica Ground Seeds
4.5
Angelica Root Angelica archengelica Root
0.3 - 1.0
Angelica Seed Angelica archengelica Seed
0.6 - 1.5
Anise Pimpinella anisum Seed
1.5 - 4.0
Arnica Root Arnica montana Root
1
Arnica Flower Arnica montana Flowers
1
Basil Ocimum basilicum Leaves and Tops
0.5 - 1.5
Bay Leaf Laurel nobilus Leaves
3
Cajeput Melaleuca leucadendron Leaves and Twigs
1
Camphor Cinnamomum camphora Leaves and Twigs
2
Caraway Carum carvi Seeds
3.2 - 7.4
Cassia Cinnamomum cassia Bark
1.5
Cedarwood Juniperus virginiana Wood Chips
4.5
Chamomile German Matricaria chamomilla Flowers
0.3 - 1.0
Chamomile Roman Anthemis nobilis Flowers
0.3 - 1.0
Cinnamon True Cinnamomum zeylanicum Bark
0.1
Clary Sage Salvia sclaria Leaves and Tops
0.1 - 0.34
Clove Bud Eugenia caryophylatta Buds
14 - 21
Clove Leaf Eugenia caryophylatta Leaves
1.5 - 2.0
Coriander Coriandrum officinalis Seed
1
Dill Seed Anethum graveolens Seed
2.5 - 4.0
Dill Weed Anethum graveolens Whole Plant
0.3 - 1.5
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp Leaves and Twigs
1.0 - 7.0
Fennel Seed Foeniculum vulgare Seed
4.0 - 6.0
Frankincense (Olibanum) Boswellia carterii Gum Resin
3.5 - 6.0
Geranium Pelargonium graveolens Leaves
0.3 - 2.0
Juniperberry Juniperus communis Berrys
1.5
Lavender Lavendula angustifolia Flowers and Tops
0.5 - 1.0
Lemon Citrus limonum Peel
2
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis Leaves and Tops
0.015
Marjoram Origanum majorana Leaves
0.9
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Seed
15 - 25
Orange Citrus spp Peel
1.5 - 2.0
Orange Blossom (Neroli) Citrus spp Flowers
0.1
Oregano Origanum vulgare Leaves and Tops
1.2
Parsley Seed Petroselinum crispum Seeds
6.0
Parsley Herb Petroselinum crispum Leaves and Tops
0.5
Peppermint Mentha piperita Leaves
1.0 - 2.5
Pine Needles Pinus spp Needles
0.5 - 3.0
Rose Petals Rosa spp Flower Petals
0.006
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Leaves
2
Sandalwood Santalum album Wood
4.5
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens Leaves
0.66
Yarrow Achillea millefolium Flowers and Tops
0.007 - 0.50
 
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