Did you know that you can distill essential oils from plants such as lavender or lemon using a homemade still? We tell you all about the distillation of plants on the Cobrelis blog, your online alembic store.
-Copper Pot Stills for distilling plants
-Plants to be distilled with stills
–Best essential oils and flowers to use with stills
Copper Pot Stills for distilling plants
The most suitable stills for the distillation of plants are:
Column Stills for Plants:
This type of copper still is undoubtedly the most suitable for the distillation of plants because the water of distillation never comes into contact with the ingredients. The result is a pure and high quality distillation.
You can see our catalog of column stills here.
Copper stills for plants:
These stills are pear shaped and are the oldest type of still. They are also very suitable for the distillation of plants and essential oils to obtain aromas or soaps for example.
Moreover, this type of stills also works very well as a decorative element. Copper can be a very eye-catching and elegant ornament with your plants.
You can see our catalog of our copper stills for plants here
Hydraulic closing alembics for plants:
These stills are an evolution of the traditional ones. Whereas in the first one you have to apply a flour putty on the still to obtain the tightness of the distillate, in these stills this is not necessary. This facilitates the distillation of plants and the obtaining of essential oils.
You can see our catalog of water closing stills here
Plants to be distilled with stills
The above mentioned copper stills are ideal for the distillation of medicinal and aromatic plants. Once distilled, you will obtain essential oils.
Here is a list of plants that you can distill in one of the above stills.
Medicinal plants for distillation with copper stills:
–Rosemary plant to be distilled with stills
–Tarragon for distillation
– Usine de Menthe à distiller avec des alambics
–-Peppermint for distillation
–Dill plant to be distilled with stills
–Basil for use in distillation
And much more!
Aromatic plants to be distilled with copper stills:
–Lavender plant to be distilled with stills
–Laurel for use in distillation
–Salvia plant to be distilled with stills
–Coriander plant to be distilled with stills
–Pulleys for use in distillation
–Oregano plant to be distilled with stills
Best essential oils and flowers to use with stills
From all the previous plants, with a correct distillation and using the appropriate artisanal still, you can obtain the final result of the distillate: essential oils, perfumes or soaps.
As for the aromas. We leave you a list of the most used plants for distilling perfumes.
–Rose: the flower most used for the elaboration of perfumes and aromas.
–Lavender: used a lot because of its long-lasting fragrance.
–Violet: used for its delicate aroma.
–Geranium: widely used for men’s fragrances.