Gear Review: Microwave Essential Oil Extraction Kit

Microwave Essential Oil Extraction Kit

Click Picture for a Essential Oil Steam Distillation Lab Kit

I saw this Microwave Essential Oil Extraction Kit in a farm tips magazine and asked to review it.  I love the concept, and it worked pretty good for me.

Now I had some trouble actually separating the oil from the water, but that was more my lack of lab technique than the kit.

Many people have commented on the video about how deadly microwaves are to the essential oil spirits and somesuch.

I get that many people are paranoid about things they don’t understand, but as a former radiological safety trainer and one that read the science behind this process I can asure you that a microwave oven actually works better for steam distilation of essential oils than traditional methods.

This equipment was actually designed by a researcher that needed a system to distill pure oil without heat damage.

The Microwave Essential Oil Extraction Kit gets the oil from the plant material without as much heat so it makes a better quality of oil.

Now the other comments were about the cost of the kit compared to what is in it.

I think that the price could come down based upon the costs of the equipment, but I also believe the inventor has the right to recoup his development costs.

I don’t look at price, I look at utility.  If you want a different method, you can click on the steam distillation equipment in the picture.


  1. Ai Ling May 19, 2016
    • David Nash May 19, 2016
      • Ai Ling May 19, 2016
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