E1-Extraction methods and essential oils
  • E1-Extraction methods and essential oils

E1 - ONLINE Extraction Methods and Essential Oils


Learn how to extract various substances from botanical materials and make your own essential oils, flavour and aroma concentrates or home remedy extracts and tinctures.

The ideal training workshop if you want to create gin essences, flavour compounds, home remedies/tinctures and distil essential oils on a small scale. 

NOTE: You have 3 months access to complete the course - after that extensions are available on a month to month basis.



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Learn how to extract essential oils (and other compounds) from botanical, and other organic material to make essential oils, gin essences, flavour, natural dyes and aroma compounds - In the comfort of your own home.

You could use the same techniques to extract cannabis oil if it is legal in your country!


Master Principle:


       Flavour and aroma extraction methods 


Course Contents:


1.      The History of Extracts and Essential Oils


2.      Essential oil production - Overview


2.1         Safety
2.2         Legalities
2.3         Biological origin of essential oils
2.4         Factors influencing essential oil yield


3.      Extraction Introduction

3.1         Selecting an Extraction Method for a particular Essential Oil
3.2         Temperature and other influences on Essential Oils
3.3         Terminologies
3.4         Solvent selection


4.      Extraction Methods

4.1         Enfleurage
4.2         Expression
4.3         Infusion
4.4         Distillation
4.5         Vacuum distillation
4.6         Factors influencing the Essential Oil Yield
4.7         Soxhlet Extraction


5.      Storage of Essential Oils


6.      Testing of Essential Oils

6.1         Halphen’s Test
6.2         Baudouin’s Test
6.3         Thin layer chromatography


7.      Aroma and Flavour Combinations

7.1         Senses, Aromas, and Mood
7.2         Sensory Combinations
7.3         Blending Essential Oils
7.4         For the aromatherapist – use cell phone technology.
7.5         Practical Recipe Development


8.      Essential Oil Uses

8.1          Perfume
8.2          Massage Oil
8.3          Soap
8.4          Incense
8.5          E-Liquid
8.6          Toothpaste
8.7          Air freshener
8.8          Tinctures
8.9          Bitters
8.10        Flavouring
8.11        Medical Applications


9.    Cannabis

9.1          Fixed Vegetable Oil Extractions
9.2          Essential Oil Extraction
9.3          Cannabinoid Extraction




Course Fee Includes:

  • Course material
  • Courier Cost (in South Africa - Students outside South Africa will be invoiced according to location



Course consists out of pre-recorded videos and can be viewed at your own convenience, in your own time and at your own pace.


Access Period: 

Students have access to Online Course Material for 3 months.


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