Lavender denatured ethanol

#1

I have a source for untaxed denatured ethanol that has lavender essential oil as the denaturong agent- seems a hell of a lot less nasty than heptane and I’m wondering if anyone here has used it for extraction and why it might work/not work well? Lavender EO is essentially a bunch of terpenes

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#2

If you’re just using it for crude then maybe. Linalool has a rather low flash point, so I’m not sure how safe it is in that regard.

#3

May I ask what makes you say heptane is “nasty?”

You’ll have to forgive me, I hold the belief that residual solvent of any type is what makes a product sub-par. Considering the fact that vaporizing pure ethanol isn’t safe, if it’s denatured with anything it still isn’t safe.

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#4

Why would it hurt the distillate?

#5

Heptane is a lot more toxic and exposure is something I’d like to minimize

#6

How much linalool is in the ethanol?

#7

I extract dried lavender buds with my og strains sometimes. Smokes great

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#8

It wouldn’t. That’s why I said he may be able to use it for crude.

#9

right so I could use lavender SDA for crude thats destined for distillate? This is for CBD hemp biomass btw

#10

just run a distil pass on it (as you always should with new solvent) and cure it of most of the lavender.

#11

thinking also to carbon filter- ill report back on this when i have a few gals in house. I have a gas chromo incoming so i can get test results

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#12

My unprofessional opinion: putting dried lavender in denatured ethanol or denatured alcohol is brilliant.

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#13

Really? That’s interesting

#14

Yep, last one was pre 98 bubba kush and lavender

#15

Intriguing

#16

It doesnt boost yield when I use these. Strictly for the terps

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#17

So is this ethanol denatured only with lavender oil? Shouldnt ne too hard to rotovap out, no?

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#18

There’s a million ways to skin that cat- but really who is complaining about extra linalool?

It should come out along with the ethanol so any of the terps trapped in the crude are just that… extra terps.

#19

Y’all best go get your SDA permits and say goodbye to heptane denatured…

it looks like this stuff was tailor made for us.

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#20

I don’t understand how lavender makes it denatured… it’s just like sweet thanks me to t man… I’ll trade my alcohol tax for lavender any day of the week

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