Steam Distillation

Distillation is a delicate process requiring experience and constant supervision in order to obtain a high-quality oil. Our chemists and perfumers undertake this delicate process to obtain high quality essential oils. During the steam distillation process, steam passes through the plant material. The combination of heated steam and gentle pressure causes the essential oil to be released from microscopic protective sacs flooding the air with the most beautiful and exquisite natural scents. Our equipment ensures the best quality of essential oil. It takes 100 kg of herbs to make 1 lt of essential oil. We produce Dittany essential oil in a worldwide exclusivity, as well as a wide range of rare essential oils from flowers and herbs in our distillery in Agios Nikolaos, Crete. An “essencier” or separator collects the floral water or hydrosol and the essential oil. The difference in density between the two liquids makes it easy to separate the essential oil from the floral water.