Lemon Expression by hand!

by Jade Shutes

For those of us who have a fascination with all things aromatic, I was excited to receive a book entitled “The Volatile Oils” by Eduard Gildemeister. I ordered the book which was published in 1922 for the pictures although there is some interesting information too.  This is a collector book not really a book to learn about aromatherapy or essential oils.   Here are a few of the photos and the reason why I got it.

This picture shows people peeling the lemon rinds off and beginning to express the lemon essential oil by hand.


Women expressing the lemon essential oil by hand. Fascinating!!!


Just sitting around peeling the zest off lemons for hand expression.