Monday, January 07, 2013

Noble Fir Distillation

Just received a load of Noble Fir (Abies procera) boughs.  These boughs were sustainably harvested in the pristine mountains of the Cascade Range in Oregon.

Just prior to distillation, the branches will be run through our chipper to maximize the amount of  plant material in our retort.

We will be distilling for both essential oils and hydrosols.  Past distillations resulted in an essential oil with a slight blue tinge.  This indicates the presence of azulene, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

1 comment:

Distiller said...

We've obtained a lovey fresh, crisp csitrusy oil with a light blue tinge. the color indicates the presence of azulene, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory.