We’ve long used the scents from nature for our pleasure, often in the form of perfume. There’s a long history related to how perfume originated.
But how do we go from plant to perfume? Well through a manufacturing process known as extraction. As you’d probably guess it’s not an easy job and there are a few methods some of which are more suitable for certain plants than others.
First thing’s first. Gathering the natural product. This is usually done by hand such as handpicking the flowers, pulling up the roots or chipping away at the tree. Then will come the extraction of the oil. Most ancient extraction methods are still used today, but with modern technology, some have disappeared or newer methods have become more efficient.