Processing of herbs
During steam distillation plant materials are subjected to in a stainless steel distillation unit where the steam runs through the plant material for a specific period of time. The hot steam breaks down the cells of the plant and carries the essential oils to a cooling chamber where the hydrosol (water portion of the plant) and the essential oil (volatile oils of the plant) are then separated.
Pre-treatment of the herbs
Some form of pre-treatment like drying is very important stage in the processing. We have made post-harvest treatment as a compulsory procedure prior to distillation. Such treatment is carried out with great precaution to avoid any kind of contamination. The herbs are then packed in whole form or in cut/sifted or grounded form before they are placed in distillation unit.
Steps to distillation
The pre-treated plants are taken to the distillers, located right on the farm, and the distillation process is started. The plant materials are compressed just right, so that when the steam goes through, it can maintain proper pressure and proper flow. There are several pre-warming controls that are taken into account to reduce the risk of the essential burned during distillation.
After this process, condensing system starts. It is balanced in such a way to produces the maximum amount of oil with minimal waste.