When Sun Aug 11 11:30am — 1pm
Where Science - Chemistry
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What The Soxhlet distillation equipment provides a greater yield of essential oils
Host Tommy Thomas


  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before August 11, 2019 — 11:30am.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

With a Soxhlet extractor, a solvent is circulated through the biomass we've chosen (cinnamon bark, for example), in a continuous process. With each cycle, a little more essential oil is extracted. When the solvent is boiled away, the essential oil is left. This provides a higher yield of essential oil than the basic distillation setup.

This class is builds on the Distillation of Essential Oils class, but that class is not a prerequisite. You can take the classes in any order, and each class demonstrates a different technique for distilling essential oils.

After you've taken this class, you're allowed to use the equipment on your own to extract essential oil from your favorite source.