SwissMixIt Launching Soon: Micro Botanical Oil Extractor and formulation system using the most advanced induction mixing technology. From farm to table, this oil extractor is perfect for full spectrum hemp and other nutraceutical and essential oil botanicals using the latest green extraction technology.
Patented silent solid state technology allows touchless extraction and mixing, in the same dispenser, for topical use. Buy organic botanical material, (including hemp, moringa, gooseberry, oregano, black seed, etc.), grind, put in dispenser/extractor to process, and you have a finished project ready to use in a standard Mason jar and dispenser pump.
This is perfect for organic botanical powder which cannot be otherwise easily extracted because it is in powder format, which is hard to contain. The powder and botanical bits do not go through the high filtration system. This is a method of in-situ extraction using a solid state touch-less mixer using magnetic induction and vegetable oil as the solvent. We are now working on distilled water as the solvent using our patented cavitation rotor which provides micro heat and pressure to extract oil from the botanical.
SwissMixIt: The system gives you a DIY solution to make essential oils, creams, soaps, craft vinegar, fermentation, and a host of other solutions which you make yourself to insure quality and authenticated ingredients. These solutions help you look, feel, and be better during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are researching some herbs that positively impact your immunity system and some which may direct effect COVID-19 (please see our Publications section where scientific research is presented).
RTM Ready to Mix Packages: We will soon be offering pre-measured ready-to-mix Mason jars with ingredients. Simply heat up, add distilled water, and mix to make luxurious skin creams. Add your own essential oils and fragrances (including perfume) for your own personalized cream.
Home use unit $449 USD: Introductory price through November 30th of $249.00 (includes shipping via USPS to mainland USA destinations). What’s in the box: Induction mixing base (US power cord 110V), extraction jar with pump dispenser, oil filtration unit (in-situ as part of the pump dispenser). As of October 30th, we are still prototyping the induction mixer, since our parts sources in China have not turned out to be suppliers of what is needed. In the interim, we’ll build in the USA and continue to update our research on a daily basis.
How It Works: Using a carrier oil (most vegetable oils work), touchless induction mixing and time, the oil in the botanical is pulled out and is attracted to the carrier oil. As a topical oil, this is the holy grail of extraction since it is simultaneously mixed with the oil as it can be applied to the skin in the same container with dispenser pump. For oregano oil (considered a hot oil), we recommend the bottom of the feet. For Amla (Gooseberry) we recommend anywhere on the skin. For hemp, topically on the body for aches and pains.
What’s in the Box:
- Induction Mixing Base (110V single phase USA plug)
- Mason Jar with Dispenser Pump
- In-situ Filtration System (built into Dispenser Pump and cleanable)
- Link to website for operation, use, sample botanicals, carrier oils, applications
- Link to how to start an extraction business
Can I use this to produce commercial topical products ? Yes. This is perfect for DIY small business extractions. You can mix then put into standard Mason jars with dispensers which you can buy from Amazon. We will offer a DIY plans and Amazon links kit shortly.
Is this better than commercial processing ? Yes. From farm to table, you control the extraction, without any unknown processing. If you are buying hemp, buy from a reputable farmer, and confirm they are on the state registered grower list. Request a COA (Certificate of Analysis) to confirm it’s legal, and has all the components for a good quality oil extract. Buy a dried product. If you purchase a wet or freshly harvested product, you’re buying 50 percent water weight. Buy the material by the pound. Do not buy based on a points system or other confusing redirects. You should be able to buy quality hemp for $30 or less per pound (we’ve seen it as low as $2/lb). You’ll find groups trying to sell smokable hemp for up to $100 a pound. Buy fresh, or a properly dried hemp flower product from last fall. Do not buy any product from the prior year harvest unless it was properly dried and stored and comes with certification (COA).
How efficient is the carrier oil extraction process ? The process varies depending on mixing rate and time, but expect around 80 percent or higher. This method produces a full spectrum high quality craft oil. The best part of a in-situ extraction is that the consumer gets the entire product, and it only gets better with time. 100 percent of the botanical and extract are in the same Mason jar container, which is also the extraction and pump dispenser device. The magnetic touchless induction base mixer reduces oil infusion time from weeks to a few hours or less.
Is green extraction using vegetable oil better than distillation for essential oils ? Vegetable oils have been used as solvents for extraction, purification and formulation by ancient civilizations such as Egyptians and Phoenicians, Indians and Chinese, and even Mayas and Aztecs. Ancient Egyptians firstly produced infusions of medicinal or aromatic plants in vegetable oils as solvents for therapeutic, nutritional, aesthetic and spiritual purposes. They used vegetable oils in the formulation of cosmetics providing emollience, moisturizers and grooming, or acting as solvents and vehicles to carry other agents. Due to the fact that several special phytochemicals are either destroyed or lost during distillation, or are very difficult to extract resulting in a low yield of essential oils, herbal infused oils are indispensable for obtaining such compounds. Vegetable oils could be one of the solutions coming from the past and acting as a future of humanity as an ecologic and an economic alternative to petroleum and hazardous solvents, and turning to sustainability in the 21th century. See: Vegetable Oils as Alternative Solvents for Green Oleo-Extraction, Purification and Formulation of Food and Natural Products https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151617/
Why can commercial ethanol hemp processing be bad ? The problem with fly-by-night ethanol processors is that you don’t know what you’re getting. Ethanol processing can be a sketchy processing method. Many unreputable ethanol processors use charcoal filters to filter out chlorophyll (green color and bitter taste). Unfortunately, this also filters out the primary healthy medicinals (CB D) from the hemp, which renders the medicinal effects of hemp virtually useless and hoodwinking the consumer.
Can the stainless steel filter be reused ? The food-grade stainless steel filtration element can be put in a dishwasher (or ultrasonic cleaner) and reused. The standard filter element used for topical use, should be clean after each use.
What sizes of Mason jars are there ? Standard Mason jars come in 8 oz, 12 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. sizes. You can then sub-divide the extract solution into small 1 oz bottles for retail sales. Any glass jar can be used, which is size appropriate. We like glass because it is reusable.
Can this be used for other antioxidant botanicals ? Yes. We actually recommend Oregano, Amla (Gooseberry) and other similar botanicals rich in antioxidants, and which are considered superfoods. You can grow herbs yourself (dry and grind), or purchase certified botanicals in dried format (grind prior use), or purchase organic and certified powder.
Can I use this for saponification and making liquid soap ? Yes. The benefits are mixing the solution in a pump dispensor Mason jar. You must not re-use the container for any food products. As an added benefit, you can mix in botanicals, including black tea, which has been shown to have an effect on Covid-19 (when ingested which would only effect mouth and throat – not lungs). “We reviewed the antiviral activities of two polyphenols derived from tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea and theaflavins from black tea. Both green tea and black tea polyphenols have been reported to exhibit antiviral activities against various viruses, especially positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Theaflavins (TFs) are another class of polyphenols found in abundance in black tea… and are being researched for their bioactive properties and are known for their broad-spectrum biological properties, like anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-bacterial properties. After extensive studies on these polyphenols regarding their specificity, activity, bioavailability and safety, there can be considerations on their use in treatment of viral infections including COVID-19.”
Can I use this for making craft or artisanal vinegar and fermentation ? Yes. With the optional fermentation kit and air pump, you can make craft vinegars. Vinegar is a liquid of acetic acid with trace ingredients including flavoring. Typically produced by the fermentation of ethanol or sugars (with the help of yeast) by acetic acid bacteria. Types of vinegar are made depending on source ingredients. This first step usually results in a alcoholic product like beer, wine, and mead. The second step turns those into vinegar with the help of acetic acid bacteria, and gives vinegar its sour flavor. Slow fermentation can take months, or even years to finish. However you can reduce this time to a matter of hours by pumping in oxygen into the solution which promote faster fermentation. This is done with the Cosmetpod by replacing the pump device with a simple air pump (same as used with aquariums). The ingenious Cosmetpod stainless steel filter can also be used to breakup pumped air into thousands of small air injectors, which increase fermentation in the Mason jar solution. The stainless steel filter element can be used both for filtering and oxygen injection. Best of all, the same Mason jar platform can be used to extract antioxidants and then use those with vinegar to make a truly revolutionary food product, with even more nutritional benefits.
Can I use this for making vegan butter ? Yes. The system can be used to make craft butter. We’re now experimenting with Rice Bran Oil, Coconut Oil, Nutritional Yeast, and Turmeric. The benefit to making your own butter is less cost, and nutritional boost (see publications) of Rice Bran Oil (vitamin E as a antioxidant), Coconut Oil (insulin resistance), Nutritional Yeast (B12), and Turmeric (antioxidant). Knowing your ingredients and making your own nutritional future is not only fun, but super healthy.
Can I use this for making artisan sourdough bread and proofing yeast ? Yes. With the optional fermentation kit and air pump, you can use this to rapidly rise yeast.