DIY Hydrosol

To make essential oils various parts of the plant are steam distilled. As the steam pass through the plant material the oil in the plant also vaporizes and combines with the steam. The steam passes through a cooling chamber where it condenses and then collects in a container. The oil, being lighter than water, floats to the top so it can be separated easily. The cooled water is the hydrosol; it has all the water soluble properties of the plant. It is lightly fragrant and gently healing. You can make it at home on your stove if you have a juice cooking pot like the one below. You can use the fresh leaves of plants that you have growing in your garden, or if you have access to some. This stove top method will not be the same as professionally distilled hydrosol because there is no pressure.

This is how you set it up to make juice:

Juice Cooker, can use it to make hydrosol

Juice Cooker, can use it to make hydrosol

This is how you set it up to make hydrosol:

Make your own hydrosol with a juice cooker

DIY Hydrosol – make your own hydrosol with a juice cooker.

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About nball252

Hi, my name is Naomi, I am a Christian, certified aromatherapist. I also have an Associate Degree in Bible. I looked for books about aromatherapy from a Christian point of view and didn't find any, so I wrote one, The Aromatherapy Advocate. An introductory book for Christians on aromatherapy. I have one son whom I home schooled. I started using essential oils 10 years ago. I love the fragrances and I love the powerful benefits of using essential oils. I received my certificate about 10 years ago and have been teaching and writing about aromatherapy from a Christian perspective since then.
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