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The unique sound of lavender steam distillation

imagesA unusual sound, this one – at Cotswold Lavender, after harvesting the lavender, the crop goes through a process called steam distillation, using dry steam to vaporize and extract the oil. Inside the processing plant at the lavender farm, we recorded these unique sounds, and offered them up for remix. Aaron Rieger’s take on the hissing machinations are contained in the memory version below – who knew this sound lay behind lavender’s beautiful flowers and relaxing essential oils?

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