OK I made another instructable about how to build a large essential oil extractor, this is a smaller version of that you can do on your stove.
BUT let it be known, this makes a incredibly small amount of oil.
This is ow it basically works, steam goes through the plant material this separates the oils and water form the plant material with the steam.
The steam then raises then condenses on the bottom of the large metal bowl, the drips into the small metal bowl, this water is called hydro sol, floating on the top of that is the plants oil.
Step 1: Things you will need
a small metal bowl
a three part steamer pot
(commonly used for seafood)
a glass container
Step 3: Step Two: Gather Your Plant Material
Take you plant material this could be anything i used pine needles, normally i would use mint or lavender but its winter so all i had was pine needles for this demo. This is good for pretty much scented candles.
Now fill the bottom of the steamer pot with water
Then fill the second layer of the pot with the pine needles and stems
Step 4: Step Three: Assemble the Steam Distiller
but i suggest using some thing like mint or lavender or some kind of herb.
Then the Top layer of the pot you but in the center a small metal bowl
(only use metal anything else may explode)
Now on top of that you put on your large metal bowl of frozen water