Extraction - Does anyone make your own salvia divinorum extract?

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  1. QGdoxl

    QGdoxl Gold Member

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    I was wondering if there are anyone out there that is making their own
    extract? Reason being is that I noticed the price of leaves is
    way cheaper than the extracts. The local store I purchase my
    product at sells 25X for $50 but I can also but 8oz of dried leaf for
    $200. 4 quarters in an OZ 8x4=32 so soak 31 1/4 oz's strain and
    then boil it down then let the rest dry over your last 1/4 oz and end
    up with 7grams 32x $200. seems simple
     
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    The leaves I am going to get have 4.25 mg per g of leaf. 8.8 ounces
    costs just over $60. That is a far better deal than what I can buy
    extracts for.
     
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    QGdoxl Gold Member

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    If you go to walmart and go to the paint section they have all kinds of
    neat thinners 100% acetone is one of them. No questions
    asked. I know I am a painter and have done it.
     
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    why use acetone over say ipa/ is it the lower evaporation temp?
     
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    Yep, acetone evaporates at thirty-something degreees (Celsius), so it's very easy to seperate the crystals. IPA is fine, too





    Sorry to get off-topic, but I pay €15 for 5g of leaves and €39 for 1g of 20X. The higher the X-number, the better the value, for me. [​IMG]
     
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    Off topic not really. I had asked just because it is cheaper
    round here to get the leaf and make the extract. If it was
    cheaper for the extract why bother making it? Just for the
    fact that you know what and how it was handled and quality wouldn't be
    an issue. However it is not hard to find a quality
    supplier. The shop I buy from, the shopkeep knows the grower and
    they make the extract together, sounds good enough for me.
     
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    Would butane work like in making honey oil? I know the product is
    very thick but a small amount of acetone will diloute it and alow for
    leaf to soak up the goodies?





    sound feasable?