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The Handcrafted European Copper Distiller

Handcrafted in Portugal, this is the classic copper alembic still used for centuries for making floral waters and essential oils. It uses the same principles of alchemy developed over 1,200 years ago by Alkindus, renowned as the “father of perfume distillation”. Its hand-hammered copper 7.9-gallon cucurbit is filled with water and your preferred fragrant plant leaves (such as lavender, peppermint, or thyme). The cucurbit’s liquid can be heated via an included propane burner or by a small fire as was done during the 9th century. The boiled liquid produces oil vapor that moves to the condensing pot where it is cooled and converted into a concentrated distillate. 28" H x 21 1/2" W x 15 3/4" D. (19 3/4 lbs.)




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Should any product fail to meet your expectations, we will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

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Oversized items scheduled for expedited delivery (Premium or Express) may incur additional shipping and services charges because of their unusual size. Please call 1-800-321-1484 for an estimate of S&S charges. International callers, please call 1-513-860-3397.

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Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery.

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Canada Duty Free

This product is Duty Free to Canada

GST still applies and will be charged upon processing. For complete shipping & service charges please call Customer Service at 1-800-321-1484 .

Price $499.95
Expected ship date 9/24/2018

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