Can anyone help Tim on distilling lemongrass essential oil.

Ahana Shrestha
Practical Action

Hi, I am seeking technical advice on distilling lemongrass essential oil. Fauna & Flora International Cambodia Programme has been working with indigenous and marginalised forest communities in Cambodia for over 15 years and is currently implementing an inter graded conservation and livelihoods project. One component of this project is supporting the communities in enterprise development, and through a PMSD approach, lemongrass essential oils was identified as a key product and has since been worked on. The communities are implementing a research phase to understand the most productive way of distilling lemongrass essential oils; however the results are not as expected. We are therefore looking for advice and guidance from anyone who has experience in distilling lemongrass or other essential oils. This information will be supplied directly to the community enterprise and will help them to produce more lemongrass and increase their incomes. Please be in touch should you require any further information, or if you may know of someone who may be relevant.