What are the top 4 benefits of supercritical co2 extraction?
CO2 extraction delivers a pure essential oil
In the health, nutraceutical, and personal care markets, consumers value product purity. co2 oil extraction methods create essential oils that deliver on purity promises by eliminating harmful solvent residues and reducing unwanted compounds in the finished product.
CO2 is a highly “tunable” solvent, enabling extraction experts to target specific, desirable botanical compounds.
Unlike hydrocarbon solvents, supercritical co2 can be fine-tuned by adjusting temperature and pressure to achieve variable density, viscosity, and surface tension. this makes processing quicker and more efficient while also targeting only the desired compounds in the plant biomass.
Carbon dioxide is recoverable and nontoxic, making it environmentally friendlier than other solvents, and a safer, non-toxic choice.
You may be wondering: is co2 extraction safe? the carbon dioxide used for essential oil extraction is recovered, collected, and recycled, and it leaves behind no chemical solvent residue. this is not only an important consideration from an operational and environmental standpoint; it can also support specific “green” brand attributes that are often associated with hemp products.
The efficiency of co2 extraction can eliminate some post-processing steps.
Carbon dioxide-based methods not only extract more botanical compounds faster but also eliminate the need for some post-processing steps. this gets your essential oil into final products — and on its way to the shelf.
And when your toll processing partner can provide testing and analysis, formulation, and blending, as well as bottling, packaging, and logistics, your high-value essential oil products can quickly make their way to your consumers.