IsoPropyl Alcohol is designed for oil extraction from herbs, and has a purity of 98%
Isopropyl alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly, leaves nearly zero oil traces, compared to ethanol, and is relatively non-toxic, compared to alternative solvents. Thus, it is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving oils.
Making Essential Oils with IPA
Follow these steps to make essential oils. Stay in a well ventilated area while using the GT IPA and make sure there are no naked flames or cigarettes around.
1.Break the flowers and plant material into small pieces and put them inside a glass jar
2.Cover them with the ethanol
3.Store in a dark place for one week, shaking the jar everyday
4.After one week, filter the liquid using a coffee filter
5.Press the last drops of ethanol out of the plant material
6.Evaporate the alcohol by pouring the filtered liquid onto a plate and keeping it in a temperature controlled and ventilated place for up to 10 days
7.Store the liquid in an essential oil jar with a dropper
Repeating the process by taking the flowers and plant material from step 5 back to step 1 will increase the extracted oils.