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Sean sent us this link that describes how to extract essentials oils by steam distillation. Looks like an interesting project to try out. [Thanks Sean]

This is a cool trick for improvising a condenser when you don’t have access to proper equipment. It could be used for simple distillation (say, to purify water), or, in the slightly more elaborate set-up pictured here, steam distillation (say, to extract essential oils from plants).

More about DIY steam distillation


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    ‘schoolhouse’ lampshade can also bee a stainless steel bowl filled with ice water. Paint the pot black and put it outside. Replace ‘hot water’ with cider jack and you’ve got a classy project.

  • vt-pete.livejournal.com

    ‘schoolhouse’ lampshade can also bee a stainless steel bowl filled with ice water. Paint the pot black and put it outside. Replace ‘hot water’ with cider jack and you’ve got a classy afternoon project.