Redistillation of Lavender Oil to Improve Quality

Sep 2016
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Improving the quality of Lavender


As a hobby, I annually produce about a liter of lavender oil by the steam distillation of buds from Lavendula Angustifolia. As the plants are Lavandin, and not the “true” Lavender, the resulting oil could be improved by the removal of excess rather undesirable components, such as camphor etc.
Question: If I re-distill say 100ml of the lavender oil, and discard the first (or last) milliliters, can I improve the product?​
 
May 2015
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New Delhi -India



Improving the quality of Lavender


As a hobby, I annually produce about a liter of lavender oil by the steam distillation of buds from Lavendula Angustifolia. As the plants are Lavandin, and not the “true” Lavender, the resulting oil could be improved by the removal of excess rather undesirable components, such as camphor etc.
Question: If I re-distill say 100ml of the lavender oil, and discard the first (or last) milliliters, can I improve the product?​
It doesn't help ,You need to collect sample at its exact boiling point which is difficult.