the Unique Receiver
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The production of a very small amount of essential oil requires the distillation of a lot of water.
Other essential oil distilling setups require that you constantly watch the vessel that catches the condenser drips
because the excess water must be constantly drained off as it is condensed.
When the distillation is complete, the contents of the "catch vessel"
must then be transferred to a separatory funnel
in order to separate the water and oil layers.
This is cause for much time and labor unnecessarily spent
We have designed a unique receiver that captures both
"lighter-than-water", and "heavier-than-water" oils
and continuously and automatically
drains off any water ("Hydrosol") that's being condensed !!
You can simply send the excess water to the drain and toss it, or it can be kept as "Hydrosol" and used.
Water drips in to the receiver, and as it fills,
excess water begins to be removed from the middle of the vessel
via the side-pipe. The vent on the side pipe
is to prevent siphoning action
As your oil accumulates, it either floats on top
or sinks to the bottom of the receiver,
while water from the center of the vesel is constantly drained off.
The receiver can hold aproximately 20mL of either weight oil
When the distillation is complete,
the teflon valve is carefully opened
and the water and oil is then drained and separated
into respective vials.
Because it is all automatic,
you can start the distillation and walk away for hours at a time, with confidence that everything is going to plan.