A couple of months ago, this beauty arrived from Portugal. It is a beautiful, handmade piece of equipment, 100% Copper Alembic, that we are using to extract essential oil from our lavender flowers.
My husband, Robert, is in charge of the distilling process. We are still debating whether this is an art or we can say we have scientific procedures in place.
When you are ordering essential oil, think of this: Each cycle requires five pounds of fresh lavender and more than eight hours to produce about one ounce of wonderfully-scented oil.