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DIY/Home Citrus Oil Extraction

Question asked by Isaac Steinzor on Aug 18, 2019
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2019 by Steven Cooke

Hi, 

 

Wondering if there's a relatively efficient way to extract a decent amount (at least a few oz) of citrus oil (lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit specifically) from the fruit's peels using tools that would be found in the average home or kitchen -- from some internet research, it seems as though to do it in any meaningful quantity, centrifuges and elaborate machinery is often 'recommended'. Also curious as to whether pectic enzyme can aid in the process. 

 

Thanks for your time!

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