How To Get Started With Your DIY Lavender Oil Extraction
Are you a lavender oil enthusiast? Have you always been interested in extracting your own lavender essential oil? Here at OilExTech, our EssenEx® lavender oil diy extraction kits make extracting lavender oil at home possible. You will find that making your own lavender essential oil is a fun and rewarding hobby.
DIY Lavender oil smells beautiful and has a variety of uses. This lovely oil can be used for topical, aromatic and internal use, and additionally has many health benefits. Lavender essential oil helps to relieve stress and anxiety, reduce tension, clean cuts and bruises, prevent insomnia, aid in digestion, encourage blood circulation and even helps you have a restful sleep.
Follow our instructions below and have fun extracting lavender — in the comfort of your own home! If you have questions, please send your inquiries to OilExTech and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the diy lavender oil extraction process.
To get started with your lavender oil diy extraction, some of the things you will need to get started for your setup are one of our EssenEx® 100 A extraction kits and 50-100 grams of fresh or frozen lavender per batch. Please visit our lavender oil extraction process page for additional information.
We recommend that you remove as much of the lavender stem as possible before extraction. You can follow our manual for further details on lavender oil diy extraction.
The Extraction Process
- Set the reactor and a mug of water into your microwave. (Should you have more than one batch, please change water between each trial.)
- Each batch should run for 6-8 minutes on power setting “High” (or 1100 watts).
Very Important Step! Allow the batch to cool for two minutes inside the microwave. Once these two minutes are complete, carefully remove the reactor and let it cool for an additional two minutes on a cloth. Before opening the lid!
Once you have finished the lavender oil diy extraction process, you may pour top contents of the beaker into the separator flask and rotate it using your palms of your hands while resting it on a cloth on a hard surface. (The motion described should be like kindling a fire with sticks.) After a few moments, stop rotating and check the oil layer. Once the oil is separated above the hydrosol in the neck of the flask, use the pipette to place it in a vial. Finally, use the hydrosol as you wish.
Lavender Oil DIY Recipes
Lavender oil diy is great for baths, massages, as a pillow refresher or even as an insect repellent. For a list of possible recipes for lavender essential oil, please see our lavender essential oil recipes page. DIY lavender oil extraction is fun and easy with simple cleanup! Please contact us today for more information regarding our extraction kits.
EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) Essential Oil Extraction Kit$229.00
The EssenEx® 100A Essential Oil Home Extraction Kit is the world’s fastest extraction kit. This patented product, developed at Oregon State University, uses the same technique found in traditional steam distillation but works through your home microwave! The outcome? More convenient and higher quality essential oil made right in your home in just 6 minutes! Whether you use essential oils for medicinal, therapeutic, culinary, or other purposes, you can save time and money with this revolutionary product.
This kit includes everything you need to extract separate and store your own essentials you grow in your garden. Each time you use your extractor you will yield up to 3.5 g of oil depending on the plant material and 7-9 oz. of hydrosol. One run uses 50-100+g (1/8 – ¼ lbs) of plant material.
The 100A (Advanced) includes Ice Molds, Stands and Insulators to improve Ice core (condenser) along with a Silicone Insulator Pad and Packaging Design to allow you to easily store product when not in use.
EssenEx® 100E (Economy) Essential Oil Extraction Kit$199.00
The EssenEx® 100E Essential Oil Home Extraction Kit is the same device as the EssenEx100A but with only two Ice Mold Sets and fewer pipettes and vials.
EssenEx®-300 Essential Oil Extraction Kit
The EssenEx®-300, inspired from customers wanting a higher capacity, triples the botanical volume capacity while at only costing about twice as much. It is a smart investment for entrepreneurs making soaps, creams and other care products, aroma therapists and folks that have a fragrance farm store such as many lavender growers. This is also a great option for home schools and K-12 chemistry labs. It is larger than the 100, and requires a microwave with a vertical clearance of no less than 9.5 inches (240mm).
EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) Essential Oil Extraction Kit – 2 Pack (Save $20)$438.00
A Special 2-Pack of our Newest and most popular unit! Two (2) EssenEx® 100A (Advanced) packaged together, with a $20 discount. On top of that, you will save money on shipping cost per unit as well! Packaged individually in one shipping box therefore reducing the cost of shipping per unit.
EssenEx® 100 Series Educator’s Parts Kit$50.00
Sometimes, things break. If you are an Educator, and if it is in the middle of class time and you have a bunch of young active minds watching, it would be great to have the repair parts you need! This kit has the items that are hard to find easily, could break, or get lost.
Advanced Ice Mold Kit for EssenEx® 100A (Backward Compatible with EssenEx® 100)$50.00
Ice Core Molds & Stands for the EssenEx® 100A. The Advanced Ice Mold is an upgraded design of the original EssenEx® 100 and is backward compatible. Extra Ice Cores are key for those interested in doing multiple extractions per day. This kit has Five Complete Sets, and one Silicone pad. Each set includes a stand, Ice Mold, Ice pin with anchor nut, white separator disk and white foam insulator. After 24 hours in the freezer the White Insulator Foam and Separator Disk are removed, and it is screwed into the knob above the lid. Then the clear ice mold is removed and you are ready to condense. The Disk & Insulator recess into the Ice Mold to “center” the Ice Core Pin within the mold.
7″ Diameter Silicone Pad$5.00
The silicone pad (1) is to be used under the extractor in the microwave. The silicone pad and extractor can then be taken out and set safely on the counter. When ordering you can leave a preference of color; orange, yellow, green, or lavender, in the Order Notes on the checkout page.
Pipettes 1ml (Set of 10 – Universal Part)$1.50
Non-sterile, disposable low density polyethylene pipettes. Perfect for transferring oils and liquids between vials or to measure out oil by drop count. Pipettess are re-usable but it is recommended to have a designated pipette for each oil you extract and transfer to vials.
1 mL Graduated Transfer Pipettes, 1/4 mL grads
Pack of 10
Pipettes 3ml (Set of 10 – Universal Part)$2.00
Non-sterile, disposable low density polyethylene pipettes. Perfect for transferring oils and liquids between vials or to measure out oil by drop count. Pipettes are re-usable but it is recommended to have a designated pipette for each oil you extract and transfer to vials.
3mL Graduated Transfer Pipettes, 1/2 mL grads
Pack of 10