The center of swiss pinecones infusion “Zirbenschnaps” seems to be in Lungau, Salzburg, Austria. A very delicious recipe: 1 l 45%vol alcohol, tasteless (vodka, Everclear), quatering 2 – 3 swiss pinecones and about 100 g sugar or honey. Infusion is finished after 4-6 weeks.
How to distill your own essential oils at home? Using steam distillation with the copper artisian Leonardo© still.
Plunge a small towel in home distilled lemongrass hydrosol, 1:1 diluted with water, put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then use it to refresh you face, neck and arms.
15 g juniper berries, 1 g ginger, 15 g spruce shoots, 15g lemongrass, distilling with 1500 ml 13%vol. tasteless alcohol.