~Epub ♕ The Essential Oil Maker's Handbook: Extracting, Distilling & Enjoying Plant Essences ♍ PDF or E-pub free

~Epub ☫ The Essential Oil Maker's Handbook: Extracting, Distilling & Enjoying Plant Essences ♴ Essential Oils Are In Demand Now Than Ever, But Modern Production Methods And Unscrupulous Labeling Practices Make It Difficult For Consumers To Know Whether An Oil Is Genuine Or Artificial Healers Utilizing These Age Old Materials Now Have The Guidance Needed To Make Their Own Essential Oils And Thereby Be Certain Of Integrity And Efficacy Producing Essential Oils And Hydrosols In Small Quantities Is Easier Than Imagined With The Guidance Of Austrian Master Distillers Helge Schmickl And Bettina Malle Translated From Its Original German, The Essential Oil Maker S Handbook Has Been Revised And Updated To Include Information On Hydrosols, The Aromatic Water Once Considered A Mere By Product But Now Recognized As A Valuable Substance In Itself The Authors Provide Guidance On The Harvesting, Processing, And Use Of Indigenous And Exotic Plants As Well As The Necessary Equipment For Oil Extraction Including About Base Recipes For Personal Care Products From Bathing Additives To Facial And Body Care To Perfume This Book Provides A Solid Foundation For Beginners And Professionals I haven t had time yet to collect the materials or equipment to produce my own oils, but I ve read the book almost cover to cover already It is very comprehensive, with excellent descriptions of the right way to get the most oil and best quality from many ingredients There is good detail on many types of equipment, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each, as well as common mistakes that could potentially ruin the batch of oil I am looking forward to setting up my own still room and producing my own small batches of essential oils and hydrosols I ve made herbal tincures and salves from wild crafted herbs it s time to take the next step Edited to add It should be noted that the authors sell stills and some of the information is focused on selling the two models they ve developed All the other info can be applied to any distillation method. This is exactly what I was looking for I bought other books on essential oil making on but they were no where near as thorough or as informative as this one I highly recommend this book to anyone that s serious about making pure essential oils for cosmetic or medicinal use This book breaks down the science and the art of it is wonderfully written it s all I will ever need Most of the information in this book is already online available for free via google There are already lots of sources of information online for this sort of thing, they all seemed to reference this book and now I m fairly disappointed that there isn t to it I assumed it went in depth It does have some pretty pictures, and a useful plant guide in the back where they discuss some specifics of dealing with particular plants The book would ve been worth it, if they ve fleshed this out quite a bit However considering what I paid for, definitely don t think that I got my money s worth. I found a lot of excellent information in this book I ve been distilling my own hydrosols and some essential oils for a few years now, but was looking for a book that could help with the little details, like how much oil is yielded from which plant, how much plant material, the best way to prepare the material, how long each plant needs for a complete distillation, etc This book is crammed with the info I wanted I do wish there was a tad information on the distillation of resins, but what is there was very helpful The reason I took a star away, is because I was really annoyed that the chapter where the authors describe different stills, they only go into detail about the still that they sell So that chapter is basically a big advertisement for the still that they sell Not even a mention of an alembic still either, which in my opinion is probably one of the most used by the home hobbyist distiller Other than that the book is good, and also goes into detail on other extraction methods, for example, cold pressing, solvent extraction, etc This book is not only for the home hobbyist distiller, but for anyone that uses essential oils I say this because if you re using essential oils, you re going to want to learn everything you can, even how they re made Had the authors not tried to heavily sell their still to me in this book, I d have given 5 stars.