Distillation of Essential Oils, Spain

We extracted sweet-smelling essential oils from Rosmarinus officinalis, so as to add this perfume to the final soap. We learnt how to do this process in a UPC workshop. We followed the steps bellow:

  • We built a microscale heater by using copper metal foil,mineral wool and other components, 
  • We extracted the essential oil using steam distillation. We used a microscale heater for this.
  • We checked the chemical properties of the distilled product to make sure this was real Rosemary essential oil.