The process is simple:
1. Choose your botanical and prepare it for the Source (chopping, stripping, etc).
2. The botanical is mixed with the alcohol.
3. The mix is strained into the Source.
4. The Source is activated and the extracted essential oil, free of solvents, is collected in a center container, while the alcohol is accumulated for reuse.
Extractions typically take 1 to 2 hours and there’s no to low odor due to the fully enclosed system. A bluetooth connection allows iOS or Android mobile users to access the appliance and monitor and adjust the extraction process via the Source mobile app.
ExtractCraft was started by Lee Sutherland, a former aerospace and science engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Scott Converse, the founder and past president of Longmont’s TinkerMill, Colorado’s largest maker-space.