Handcrafted in Southern Europe and a traditional tool used for 100's of years to make hydrosols, also known as floral waters, and essential oils. Rosewater and witch hazel are the two floral waters most people are familiar with. Fresh flowers from your garden (or farmers' market) can be used or dried botanicals including spices. These floral waters and essential oils can be used in misters, lotions, creams, aftershaves and soaps.
Tradition and beauty aren't the only reasons for making a still from copper. It also conducts heat well, improves scent and reduces bacterial contamination. The handles are brass. The lead free solder meets federal safety standards. An electric or gas heat source can be used to heat the pot portion. The condenser has 3 outlets, which gives you the option of cooling the condenser with ice or circulating cool water with a hose.
The 5L column alembic still is for those who want the option of distilling plants in the water (hydrodistillation) or above the water (steam distillation). There is a temperature gage built in. Metal arms add stability when using the column. It also has a copper sieve plate that sits in the bottom of the pot to help keep flowers or fruit from scorching. This still's dimensions are 22" length x 12" deep x 25"tall (with the column on) and 18.5" tall (without the column on).
This is one of the most versatile types of alembic stills. We use this style at the Elfin Herb Farm. Instructions are included to get you started in the ancient craft of distilling the "souls of flowers".
Staci was super helpful & quick to respond. Everything came within a few days of purchasing & much quicker than expected due to my location. Instructions were just fantastic & easy to understand. Thanks so much for making this not so overwhelming of a process. I am so excited to continue making oils with my new still.
Feb 21, 2016 by Liz Kuz
Super fast shipping, quality product, and seller is super helpful when your first setting up your still.
May 27, 2015 by Kat Sanchez
It came in a few days, and with 10' of tubing I was ready. Collected sage, followed her detailed directions... so easy! the result was about 2 cups of the strongest most beautiful scent I've ever known along with the power to make any medicinal oil we need. Thank you.
Mar 15, 2015 by Professor Yoda
This still is beautiful! Shipping was quick and item very well packed.
Nov 11, 2014 by loretta williams
Not only is this distiller beautiful, it works like a charm! I have had great success using it and I am getting wonderful essential oil and my hydrosol is the best. I would recommend this to any lavender lover. It took a little experimenting to get the setup correct with finding the right hoses to connect to our faucet, but now it works just fine.