Distillation of Essential Oils : Choosing a Distillation Unit and Hints on Distilling.
Choosing a unit
Hints on Distilling
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CHOOSING A DISTILLATION UNIT TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
The following factors will play a roll in determining the best unit for your specific requirements:
Plant Type (window period)
Please note we are not a water rich country.
Water has to be recycled!
Harvest method (No point in a big machine if you can't feed it)
Portable (service many farms)
Installation, standard off-the-shelf, cartridge system or mobile pots.
Distance from material and projected volume.
Site constraints (Roof height, water, electricity and personal preferences.)
Please contact us to calculate machine size suitable for your specific requirements.
HINTS ON DISTILLING
By planting various crops the machine can be used all year round and cash flow spread out.
Never still wet plants e.g. rain, dew, or over watering.
Don’t still on overcast days
Avoid wind at harvest time protect with wind breaks.(Western Cape)
Please note all plants have their own specific procedure to increase oil yield