Essential Oil Extraction Methods


Maceration actually creates more of an "infused oil" rather than an "essential oil" and is most often used for creating extracts and resins.

The botanical material is soaked in vegetable oil, water, or another solvent. If it's soaked in vegetable oil, and then heated and strained, it can be used for massage and if soaked in water or another solvent such as alcohol, will create a much thicker extract or resin.