IsoPropyl Alcohol: A Powerful Solution for Oil Extraction and Cleaning

Experience the high-quality performance and versatility of IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA) Isopropanol 100% – a powerful solvent ideal for oil extraction from herbs and various cleaning applications. Its 99.9% purity allows for effective oil extraction and hand sanitiser preparation. Replace your unavailable Organic Oil Extraction Liquid with this practical IPA Isopropanol solution.

Features and Benefits

  • Wide Range of Uses: Use IPA for oil extraction from herbs, making hand sanitiser, or as a general cleaning solvent.
  • Highly Concentrated: This IPA solution features a purity of 99.9%, ensuring maximum effectiveness for your DIY projects.
  • Versatile Replacement: IPA Isopropanol 100% is the ideal substitute for Organic Oil Extraction Liquid, which is no longer available in Australia.
  • Efficient Solvent: Utilise this solution in a two-step solvent extraction process for a concentrated extract rich in waxes, fats, and fragrances.
  • Perfect for Home Essential Oil Preparation: Create personalized essential oils with ease by following our step-by-step guide for using IPA.

How to Use

  1. Break the flowers and plant material into small pieces and place them into a glass jar.
  2. Cover the plant material with the IsoPropyl Alcohol solution.
  3. Store the jar in a dark, cool place for one week, shaking it daily.
  4. After one week, filter the liquid using a coffee filter.
  5. Press the last drops of the solution 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 well-ventilated area for up to 10 days.
  7. Keep the final liquid in an essential oil jar with a dropper for convenient use.

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This IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA) Isopropanol 100% solution is perfect for home users, DIY enthusiasts, and hobbyists who are looking to create essential oils, hand sanitisers, or require a powerful cleaning solvent. It's an ideal choice for anyone seeking a versatile and efficient alternative to Organic Oil Extraction Liquid.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • When using the IPA solution, ensure you are working in a well-ventilated area and always keep the liquid away from naked flames, heat sources, and cigarettes.
  • Keep IPA Isopropanol out of reach of children and pets, and store it in a safe and secure location.
  • In case of contact with eyes or ingestion, seek immediate medical advice.


What is the primary use of IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA)?

IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA) is primarily used for oil extraction from herbs and has a purity of 99.9%. It can also be used in the process of making hand sanitizer.

Can IsoPropyl Alcohol be used for extracting essential oils from flowers?

Yes, IsoPropyl Alcohol is useful for extracting essential oils from flowers and plant materials, in particular delicate flowers like jasmine, tuberose, carnation, gardenia, jonquil, violet leaf, narcissus, mimosa, and rose.

How do commercially used solvents compare to IsoPropyl Alcohol in the essential oil extraction process?

Commercially, essential oils are made in a two-step solvent extraction process with hexane or supercritical carbon dioxide for the first step, followed by ethanol for the second step. IsoPropyl Alcohol can be used in place of ethanol to make absolutes, which have therapeutic value and are used in aromatherapy.

Is it safe to use IsoPropyl Alcohol (IPA) for oil extraction at home?

You can use IsoPropyl Alcohol for oil extraction at home, but you should always work in a well-ventilated area and ensure there are no naked flames or lit cigarettes nearby. Be cautious and follow all the instructions to create essential oils safely.

When making essential oils, how long should the plant material be left in the IsoPropyl Alcohol?

To make essential oils with IsoPropyl Alcohol, you should immerse the plant material in the alcohol for one week, shaking the jar every day. After one week, filter the liquid and evaporate the alcohol to obtain your essential oil.

Can I reuse the plant material after the first extraction?

Yes, after extracting the essential oil, you can reuse the plant material for further extraction by taking it back to the first step of immersion in IsoPropyl Alcohol. Repeating the process will increase the amount of extracted oils.

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