Extraction - Making salvia divinorum Extract Burning Off

Discussion in 'Salvia divinorum' started by kurdtdnabok, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. kurdtdnabok

    kurdtdnabok Newbie

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    Jul 2, 2003
    Tried making extract and I can get it work the basic ways, btw the oils are trippy to watch, but once tried burning the alcohol off, like as done with crank and things, which I DO NOT DO, but a few friends of mine do, and they suggested it so I rushed a small batch, just about 5 grams worth, then burnt the alcohol off, wasn't really enough there to tell how well it worked, but it worked on me but I've been hitting level 3 steadily off of one leaf hit, just had stronger threes from it, so I think it works, but leaf works on me. I know the boiling point for Sal A is 277 F and I don't think the burning off would get it that hot but not sure, anyone else tried this, it seems like a much quicker, but also more dangerous way, wouldn't recomend trying it with any large containers of the acetone/isopropanol salvia mix, could very likely go boom. Also tried it in the oven once and somewhere between 200 and 220 it started to boil after 10 min's, after that I would leave it a 170, always with the door open a crack, is boiling bad for it? I've heard just letting it eveaporate on it's own helps with the potency, not sure, any help?
  2. Guest

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    I think that acetone works best, and letting it evaporate will make it more concentrate. heres a good link on how to make your own extract from leafs. It works with fairly large amounts of leaf, so you might have to do a little math for small batches..... Good luck.

    edited by brokenarrow_48 24 Jan 04
  3. BA

    BA Palladium Member

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    Home extractions up to 20x are possible in this manner. Please be aware that acetone is flammable and its vapors toxic.

    for this you will need:

    100 grams salvia divinorum (whole leaf or large pieces prefferred)
    1 large mixing bowl
    1 large piece of muslin or cheesecloth
    1 gallon COOL distilled water (but not cold)
    1 large glass baking dish (9x13 or so)
    a coffee grinder
    2 quart mason jar (must be glass)
    1/2 gallon of acetone(do not buy "extra strength" or anything like that, and please evaporate a few ounces to be sure it does not leave any residue, if it does, do not use it)
    several coffee filters
    1 wire strainer (6 inch or so, to fit the coffee filters comfortably, cannot be plastic)
    1 small glass dish for evaporation (we use one that is 5 inch wide and 3 inch tall)
    The recipe:

    Take your mixing bowl and place the muslin or cheesecloth in it so that the edges are liberally draped over the side of the bowl. Place the whole Salvia leaf on the cloth. Fill the bowl with COOL distilled water to generously cover the leaf. Be sure to submerge and wet all the leaf. Allow this to sit for ten minutes (no longer, and if your leaf was crushed it should be for a shorter period, say 7 minutes). Gather up the edges of the cloth to make a bag around the leaf and lift it out of the water to strain the leaf. GENTLY squeeze most (but not all) of the water from the leaf. Discard the water. While Salvinorin is insoluble in water, it is quite probable that a small amount was lost in this step, being pulled out along with the resins and oils which it is soluble in. This is bearable when one considers that 12 grams or so of gooey resins were just removed from your final product. Place the leaves in the glass baking dish and dry in the oven at 200 degrees, turning and fluffing the leaf every couple of hours. When it is COMPLETELY dry, remove it and allow it to reach room temperature. Verify at this time that the leaf is in fact dry. Remove the amount you will use for the final product, crush it and set aside (5x=20g, 10x=10g, 15x=6.5g, 20x=5g). Grind the remaining leaf in the coffee grinder or blender to a powder. NO PLASTICS should be used beyond this point as the acetone will dissolve them. Place the powdered leaf into one of the mason jars and cover it generously with acetone. Allow this to sit for 24 hours, stirring it a few times. If the seal on your mason jar contains plastic(which it probably does), be sure not to allow the acetone to contact it. One can also simply lay a piece of glass, wood, or metal on top of the jar to prevent evaporation. After 24 hours, place the coffee filter in the strainer, and pour the solution through the filter into the second jar. Squeeze the remaining acetone out of the leaf powder. Return the leaf to the first jar, add more acetone and let it sit for 24 more hours. Repeat the straining and add the second liquid to the first. Discard the leaf.

    Pour the acetone solution into the glass baking dish and allow it to evaporate down to about 8 ounces of solution. Place the crushed leaf (which you had set aside 2 days ago) into the small evaporating dish and pour the remaining acetone solution onto it, being sure to scrape the sides of the baking dish. When this evaporates to the point that the leaf is just moist and no liquid remains, add a few tablespoons of acetone to the leaf and use the leaf to wipe off the resin which will have crusted to the side of your dish. As this is evaporating be sure to stir it often to prevent more resin from collecting in any certain area. When this is dry, you will be finished. Congratulations!