Discover the purest and most potent oils with CO2 extraction.
CO2 is also commonly used as a solvent in the extraction of essential oils from plants. This extraction process is known as supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and involves using high pressure and low temperature CO2 to extract oil from plant material. The CO2 acts as a solvent, dissolving the essential oils and leaving behind the plant material. This method is considered more effective and environmentally friendly compared to traditional methods such as steam distillation. Additionally, CO2 extraction allows for the separation of specific components in the oil, resulting in a purer and more valuable product. By using CO2, essential oil producers can reduce waste, lower costs, and achieve a more efficient extraction process.