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The industrial essential oil distillation unit – a powerful tool to capture the essence of plants.

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The industrial essential oil distillation unit – a powerful tool to capture the essence of plants.

Essential oils provide countless benefits: they purify the skin, favour sleep, relieve stress, help to purify the air, etc.

The essential oil distillation unit is an industrial machine that enables the capture of the oil of the original plant for later use.

Tournaire, the specialist in equipment and packaging for cosmetics, presents its range of professional distillation units.

How does an essential oil distillation unit work?

The distillation of essential oils is performed with a pressure system that allows the extraction of the essence of plants.  First of all, it is necessary to determine the base product that will be used for the extraction. For all traditional plants, distillation at atmospheric pressure is recommended. For raw materials from which it is more difficult to extract oil (such as wood and roots), distillation under pressure is recommended.

Generally speaking, distillation works on a principle of steam injection. The original plant is placed in contact with steam. This captures the essential oil which is then converted into liquid and cooled by a stream of cold water.

The next process is very important: decantation. This consists in separating the water vapour that is mixed with the oil in order to retain only the final oil. It is a meticulous and important process that can last several hours, depending on the plants. The choice of suitable distillation equipment is therefore important and allows the best part of the essence of the plant to be captured.

What range of professional distillation units does Tournaire offer?

Since 1833, Tournaire has accompanied professionals from all sectors by proposing industrial packaging and equipment solutions.  The range of Tournaire essential oil distillation units is designed to obtain the best of the aroma of plants. Tournaire’s technology enables the extraction, filtering under pressure and vacuum-drying process on a single machine.

Tournaire offers two different types of distillation:

Tournaire offers its partners a complete range, including perfumery packaging that is specially adapted to the characteristics and volatile properties of the cosmetics sector.

Do you have a question concerning the Tournaire range of professional distillation units? Contact us now by email at contac@tournaire.fr or by phone on +33 4 93 09 34 34 and together we will discuss all the details of your project.