Oil extraction kits
Question: I was referred to you by a person who said you make have what I am after, she said she purchased organic oil extraction liquid from you. I was in search of isopropyl as a solvent but it is a bit hard to get in 1 Litre bottles here.
Can you tell me if this extraction liquid you sell is a good substitute? Also do you do deliveries to Sydney, and how much does the item cost?
Yes we supply it - and we do sell a lot of it. We can only sell by regular post as it cannot go by air. The kit currently is $40* plus post, with instructions and filter cloth. *check link for current price
Contact us for more information..
This organic oil extraction kit contains 1 litre of extraction liquid made up of >99% ethanol plus non-toxic denaturing from essential oil of Camomile <1% and essential oil of Almond <1%. The denaturing is to prevent people from wanting to drink it and circumventing alcohol charges and taxes. The instructions outline a simple sunlight and evaporative technique to make essential oils, perfumes, tinctures from plants that produce these oils such as herbs and flowers. Plant material is finely chopped and soaked, then filtered through the cloth included in the kit. You can usually soak a second batch in the same liquid to make more oil with less liquid being wasted through evaporation. - See pictures at:
Oil Extraction kit for essential oils, perfume manufacture, tinctures
Here are some basic Oil Extraction Instructions - you can vary this many ways...
What you need
- 2 large bowls - stainless steel mixing bowl would be ideal.
- oil extraction fluid
- cling wrap
- Chux super wipe or similar open pore material - must allow oils to pass through, but trap plant material
- plant material - flowers such as lavender, rose or leaves such as herbs and eucalyptus leaves
- Finely chop the plant material you wish to make an oil/tincture from
- place the plant material in the 1st bowl
- cover with fluid and agitate
- cover with cling wrap to prevent evaporation
- After approximately 12 to 24 hours the fluid should have absorbed into the plant material and changed colour - usually green from the Chlorophyll in the plant material
- place the cloth in the 2nd bowl
- pour the liquid and plant material into the 2nd bowl and draw up the sides of the cloth. Squeeze cloth to push the liquid out of the plant material and drip into the bowl
- If the liquid is still fairly clear, you can now repeat the steps 1-7 and use this liquid with more plant material. Once the liquid gets darker less extraction will occur. Usually a first and second extraction is possible but the 3rd can be less or even absorb some of the oils back into the plant material.
- With the cling wrap in place, the Chlorophyll will need to be broken down using UV light. On a bright day, expose the bowl to sunlight. The green colour should be replaced with a brown colour.
- The next step needs to be done gradually and in a ventilated place....
- Peel back about 1cm of the cling wrap and let the ethanol evaporate slowly. Keep clear of flames, electrical goods and anything that can cause the fumes to ignite.
- The level of evaporation is up to you. You can leave it as a concentrated liquid or a paste or dry it out even further. If you go too far add a drop of the fluid at a time to make it more pliable.
extraction kitBy: Tina Spicer on 9 December 2017I would like more information, how much, how it works ect
Hydrocentre Hydroponics Response
I have updated with some general instructions. Thank you.