The other day we went over to Cloverleaf Herb Farm to drop off some soaps for her shop and she was working on getting the gardens ready for winter. She'd pulled 3 beautiful "Attar of Roses" Pelargonium capitatum Rose Geraniums.
I got them cleaned up and prepared for distillation.
|This photo is sort of deceptive. The bottom (boiling) flask is 2 liters and the upper flask can easily hold a couple gallons of compacted plant material. I don't do it that way - but you could. I fill it about 3/4s of the way and do not pack it.|
From what I've experienced with rose geranium oils purchased over the years, the oil is pale yellow. Looking into it online, apparently it is sometimes tinged with green. Mine is a beautiful sea green.