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Postby Bushman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:02 am

After getting home from a 3 week vacation I was a little late on picking my lavender but still ended with some nice fragrance. I believe I will leave my final product as an hydrosol. Below are a few pictures of my run.
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Picked the flowers of the lavender


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Added it to the steamer


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Steamer added to boiler


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Ready to run
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Re: Lavender

Postby kiwi Bruce » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:53 pm

Good pics of your set-up...any idea what your yield is per lb ?
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Re: Lavender

Postby Bushman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:01 pm

I filled 8 small bottles around 200 ml full all smell of lavender but only 2 of the bottles are really strong with the oil look so I put those two in the fridge to see if they separate.
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Re: Lavender

Postby lil misfit » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:03 am

any updates on the lavender oils and/or other oils? my wife and I have been talking about this for a while and now have almosst an acre of tillable land that we are thinking about planting with lavender and mints and other herbs that she uses alot of . any info on yields from amounts harvested vs. produced would be great . thanks
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Re: Lavender

Postby Bushman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:11 am

lil misfit wrote:any updates on the lavender oils and/or other oils? my wife and I have been talking about this for a while and now have almosst an acre of tillable land that we are thinking about planting with lavender and mints and other herbs that she uses alot of . any info on yields from amounts harvested vs. produced would be great . thanks

Those pictures were taken from lavender last year that were past there prime. Will have update after it blooms this year.
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Re: Lavender

Postby Bushman » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:50 pm

Probably should have picked the lavender 2 weeks ago but still had a nice run today. Will see how it separates but it sure smells good. Not as cloudy as my mint so don't believe It will yield as much oil.
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Re: Lavender

Postby kiwi Bruce » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:25 pm

Question Bushman...what other herbs do you extract? (Not talking about Jane's herbs)
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