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The Essential Oil Maker’s Handbook



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The Essential Oil Maker’s Handbook

Extracting, Distilling & Enjoying Plant Essences.

by Bettina Malle & Helge Schmickl.

Learn to produce essential oils and hydrosols under the guidance of Austrian master distillers Helge Schmickl and Bettina Malle. Translated from its original German, The Essential Oil Maker’s Handbook goes far beyond most books on the subject into the realm of small-scale production.

Producing your own essential oils and hydrosols in small quantities is easier than you might think, especially with the guidance of these masters of the craft. The authors provide information gained through their own experience and their advanced education as chemical engineers. In addition to explaining the processes and needed equipment, they pass along details on 130 indigenous and exotic plants and how to harvest and extract from each.

This detailed and authoritative reference is indispensable to understand and appreciate the production of a wide range of essential oils.

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Understanding the Science Behind High-Quality Essential Oils

With their pleasing scents and uses in natural remedies, essential oils are more in demand now than ever. Unfortunately, modern production methods and unscrupulous labeling practices make it extremely difficult for users of essential oils to know whether an oil is genuine or artificial, and increasingly the only way to be certain that your essential oils are free from chemical additives is to make them yourself.

This book covers in detail:

Effective Procedures & Necessary Equipment

From a detailed discussion of extraction to the complexities of distillation, these Austrian chemical engineers explain the ‘how’ of essential oil production in crisp, detailed, understandable language.

Suitable Plants

The authors detail dozens of cultivated and wild-harvested plants suitable for essential oil production, including practical advice on the nuances of working with each plant.

40 Recipes

This book includes 40 base recipes for a myriad of personal products from bath additives to facial and body care to perfume to liqueurs, serving as a foundation for both beginners and professionals.

Tips and tricks on working with dozens of plants including: Anise seeds Bay leaves Bee balm Caraway seeds Cinnamon Cloves Eucalyptus Fennel Juniper berries Lavender

Sample advice from the book

home distillation still

home distillation still

small stills distillation equipment

small stills distillation equipment

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fat oil extraction flower essence

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essential oil soap making

Accomplish distillation using equipment you already own

Clever use of pots and pans you likely already have in your kitchen get you started in producing high-quality oils without investing in expensive distillation equipment. The authors show you how.

Progress to small-scale distillation equipment

Learn about the types of stills and how to best use them to concentrate and purify essential oils.

Essential oils can be extracted from many parts of plants

Learn the many techniques available to effectively extract the oil from plants and then refine it into finished, usable products.

The authors detail how to use the plant essences you have extracted to make soap and high-quality personal care products, for your own use or as a cottage industry.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Spikehorn Press (September 1, 2015)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 156 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1943015007
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1943015009
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.75 x 10 inches