FOR 60 YEARS, THE MOST COMMON AND CHEAPEST METHOD TO EXTRACT BOTANICAL OILS FROM PLANTS HAS BEEN THROUGH THE USE OF PROPANE AND BUTANE.
IT WASNT UNTIL RECENTLY THAT THE PUBLIC STARTED TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS OVER THE RISKS AND HEALTH RELATED ISSUES THAT COULD BE CAUSED BY THE USE OF OILS THAT HAD BEEN EXTRACTED WITH PROPANE AND BUTANE.
PROPANE AND BUTANE ARE BYPRODUCTS OF PETROLEUM OBTAINED DURING THE REFINING PROCESS, OR THEY HAVE BEEN COLLECTED FROM THE CAVITY ON TOP OF PETROLEUM DEPOSITS. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT PROPANE AND BUTANE SHARE THE SAME HEAVY METAL PROPERTIES AS PETROLEUM.
EXTRACTORS USE SO CALLED “PURGING” METHODS TO ELIMINATE THE HEAVY METALS – AND THEN FURTHER PROCESS THE EXTRACTION BY WINTERIZING, BOILING, ETC. HOWEVER, PURGING AND WINTERIZING DOES NOT GUARANTEE TOTAL ELIMINATION OF HEAVY METALS. FURTHERMORE, SINCE SO MANY PRODUCERS RELY ON VARIOUS MODIFICATIONS TO THEIR PURGING PROCESSES WITHOUT ANY STANDARDIZATION, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES THAT HEAVY METAL WILL BE SAFELY REMOVED FROM THE EXTRACTION.
Additionally, propane and butane extraction methods do not preserve the Terpene elements that are extremely important to medicinal, sensory, and taste qualities of the extraction.Our goal from the start was to engineer and produce a gas – an organic gas – that can replace butane and propane while also preserving valuable Terpenes during the extraction process.Our goal was to produce a gas that:
1. Extracts better than propane/butane,
2. Is not harmful to human health,
3. Is safe for the environment,
4. Preserves Terpenes,
5. Eliminates or shortens the purging process,
6. Extracts oil that smells and tastes like the plant it was extracted from,
7. Is less explosive than propane/butane,
8. Is non-toxic and wont contaminate