We add a separation glass under the refrigeration tube to collect the hydrolate and the essential oil.
Distilling German Chamomile is a special event: the hydrolate is of a milk aspect, you see the blue chamomile essential oil floating all around...
Details of the chamomile essential oils... Other essential oils form a nice oil above the water (most oils are floating), clearly separated from the hydrolate.
We were only distilling 330 gram dried chamomile flowers, so the yield is quit low and difficult to separate.
Details of the forming of the essential oil within the refrigeration
tube (blue drops...).
After the distillation, our yield of blue chamomile essential oil.
We finish by separating the water from the essential oil.
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