Make homemade essential oils
Take full advantage of your herbs and learns how to make essential oils at home , you can get all essential oils of herbs, essential oils as are contained in the leaves or fruits which give the pleasant aroma of the plants. With the following instructions on how to make homemade essential oils that you can use as air freshener, or massage oil mixed with almond oil.
Dive into the world of essential oils and can cure ailments, practice aromatherapy, relaxing or invigorating to massage or use essential oils in beauty and cosmetics. Nature it opens in a sea of possibilities thanks to essential oils of plants cultivated at home if you can make your own homemade essential oils and scents and test their benefits.
Make homemade essential oils
On sale there products to perform essential oils you can buy home and in specialized houses, even large herbalists. In Internet also find stills for essential oils at home, anything goes knowing what you want to get. We will show our method to make homemade essential oils in the most essential, redundant, it is the method used in scientific laboratories and in industry, only on a smaller scale.
Make home essential oil
We will build on the basic technique for making essential oil at home. This technique is by steam distillation based on Dalton’s Law, you need some knowledge of laboratory techniques to perform this process, but you can still use a home. We need therefore a laboratory installation, many will wonder where you’re going to get, well, because you do not have a house in town selling laboratory equipment (which is very unusual), you can always buy the stills we have mentioned above.
Localizad in your local store laboratory equipment or laboratory equipment sales, and order the following material to make essential oil at home:
· Spherical flask with two conical adjustment 29/32 250 ml
· 2 adapters with conical adjustments 29/32 and threaded connection,
· Adjustable spherical conical flask 29/32 250 ml
· 250 ml Erlenmeyer flask,
· Elbow extension,
· Liebig refrigerant (a connection for water inlet and one for the drain)
· A 100 ml graduated cylinder,
· Glass rod and the U-shaped safety glass rod,
· D angle connection 75 with threaded 29/32 and clicks to assemble all the pieces.
You must be well installation;
Also need a heat source, an alcohol burner, a hot plate, etc.
– We will ensure that all connections are firmly seated, and that the U-rod is in horizontal.
– We need to remove the burner or plate heat quickly to a water outlet for the rod.
– The locking rod must be inserted in the water, as the final stage in U. rod The first phase of the U-shaped rod will not be introduced.
– The function of the conical flask is simply collecting the essential oil + H2O. Later this mixture should decant in a separatory funnel.
Obtaining essential oil of cinnamon
Is provided an assembly by steam distillation contained in the intermediate spherical flask 125 ml of distilled water to which has been added 15 grams of cinnamon powder. Through this suspension was passed through a water vapor stream from the first flask spherical cone has two settings, one of which connects the steam source to the flask via an adapter intermediate carrying a rod shaped U whose short branch is kept out of the water, while the long rod into the bosom of the suspension until very near the bottom of the flask. In the second place another adjustment conical adapter carrying a hollow glass tube going to the bottom of the flask acts as a safety valve preventing the formation of over pressure.
The distillate is collected in an Erlenmeyer flask until it is transparent. The cinnamaldehyde cinnamaldehyde or C6H5-CH = CH-CHO (boiling point 240 ° C) which is the compound that gives chemical odor and flavor to cinnamon, separated as oily drops.
The distillation by steam stripping of water is a basic technique that allows laboratory liquid purify high boiling, poorly miscible or immiscible in water. Distillation by steam stripping is used for the isolation of natural products (essential oils and aromatic compounds) that are in the world vvegetal and whose production and purification can not be accomplished by simple distillation because they have boiling points above 200 ° C and decompose at this temperature.
Some photos of Steam Distillation:
Be especially careful with essential oils because they are so pure and their use should be mixed. For example, using an essential oil for the treatment of an illness or for a massage, it is best mixed with almond oil, as the oils are very pure extracts can have reactions like redness.