Distilling essential oils is now possible thanks to our home essential oil steam distillation kit! We’ve had our eye on distilling essential oils for some time now. And now that we are surrounded by gorgeous distillable native plant materials, we decided it was time.
We ordered the home distillation kit and, of course, had to test it as soon as it arrived.
Before we got crazy and started wildcrafting some of the gorgeous materials in the desert, we wanted to test the process with some fairly standard plant materials. Luckily for us, we have nice friends with gardens full of distillable plant material! So, we started with rosemary and grapefruit. We have a few different rosemary essential oils and grapefruit essential oils at home, which served as our baseline or ‘control’ group.