I found myself on a wonderful Wikipedia ramble at work the other day, and stumbled across a method for extracting essential oils from plant matter called steam distillation.
As there is a lot of bog myrtle (among other things) around at the moment, and I love the smell, I was up for trying this method out. However the only store bought equipment I can find is over £150.
Now looking at the diagrams included in the Wikipedia link, it doesn't look there's anywhere near £150 worth of equipment there. So, I am thinking about constructing my own, as it doesn't look too complicated.
Is this harder than it looks to construct? Has anyone got any previous experience of this that could offer tips? Where would be the best place to source the parts for this?