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What is an Essential Oil Extractor?
An essential oil extractor refers to an apparatus for extracting essential oil and pure dew. There are mainly two types of essential oil extractors in terms of different materials, which are stainless steel essential oil extractors and glass essential oil extractors. But both of them extract pure dew and essential oil by the method of steam distillation.
Introduction to essential oil extractor
It is convenient and simple to use an essential oil extractor. For example, a glass essential oil extractor extracts essential oil and pure dew by distillation, applicable for the common and isolated distillation and extraction process of plant branches, leaves, flowers and grasses with high oil and fats content, animal materials with conventional oils and fats, and aromatic oil components. With an exquisite structure and simple operation, it’s especially suitable for the extraction of essential oil and pure dew in laboratories and at home. What’s more, the stainless steel essential oil extractor is suitable for extracting pure dew and essential oil. With one key operation, it can extract essential oil rapidly in 10 minutes, and oil extraction rate is greater than 99%. The capacity is from 10L to 55L, so the water volume can be from 1.5L to 32.5L, and the volume of herbal medicine, flowers, grasses, trees or other plants can be from 0.5L to 17.5L.
There are mainly three methods of essential oil extraction, concluded below.
- Steam Distillation Method: It is one of the most widely used methods because of simple device, easy operation and low cost. However, the relatively high operation temperature will cause the decomposition and hydrolysis of heat sensitive material in essential oil, and it’s required to remove moisture in the the extracted essential oil firstly. It’s complicated.
- Solvent Extraction Method: It refers to extract ingredients in plant materials by volatile organic solvents, whose productions are extract, tincture and other components. But the organic solvent extraction may cause residual solvent, with a long extraction time and relatively low efficiency.
- Expression Method: It means to crush and press raw materials, and squeeze volatile oils from plant tissues. Then leave them to separate into layers, and use a centrifuge to extract essential oils. The essential oils produced by the expression method can possess a high quality and keep the original fragrance. The most essential oils used for food and makeup in foreign countries are produced by cold pressing.
As we mentioned above, there are mainly three ways extracting essential oils. Based on different principles, all of them have advantages as well as disadvantages, which are suitable and applicable for various situations. For example, the steam distillation method isn’t applicable for extracting heat sensitive materials. And the most essential oils used for food and makeup in foreign countries prefer to using the way of cold pressing. But it is well-recognized that the steam distillation method is one of the most widely used methods for simple device, easy operation and low cost. In conclusion, the best way to extract essential oils will be determined by your requirements, such as plant materials and desired effects.
Some people may wonder if they can make their own essential oils at home. If you want to do this, the simplest way is to buy a household essential oil extractor, which will greatly help you a lot. Not only is it surprisingly easy to operate, but it is pretty high efficient to obtain high quality essential oils. Henan Lanphan Industry Co. Ltd. deals in high quality essential oil extractors with good price and professional service. If you have any need, please contact us at [email protected]