How to Ozonate Olive Oil (Step-by-Step Guide)
This is a step-by-step guide how to ozonate olive oil at home.
Ozonated olive oil is a popular home remedy. Topically, it’s used as a moisturizer, to help with wound healing, dry skin, sunburns, rashes, acne, inflammation or infections.
Internally, ozonated olive oil has been used as medicine under the name “rizoil” and can be acquired in nearly every pharmacy in Germany. It’s used by naturopaths as a natural antimicrobial.
Equipment you need to ozonate olive oil
The equipment I used in this guide employs a triple anti-oil protection to make sure no oil gets into the ozone generator.
- Oxygen source with a low flow regulator
- Ozone generator
- 2 x trap
- Oil bubbler
- 2 x check valve
- 6 silicone pieces of each around 8 to 20 inches length
- A luer lock and a quick connector
Scroll down to find links to the equipment I used in the pictures below.
How to ozonate olive oil, step by step:
1. Plug the oxygen concentrator into the power supply.
2. Turn the oxygen concentrator on.
3. Set it to 2 LPM. Let it warm up for a few minutes. In the meantime set up the rest of the equipment.
4. Turn the OFF valve of the external low flow regulator so that it points towards the regulator.
5. Connect the oxygen concentrator with the external low flow regulator. Since you turned the valve of the regulator to OFF, the oxygen flows freely without entering the regulator as long as it’s warming up.
6. Connect the “O2 out” port of the external low flow regulator with the “Oxygen In” port of the ozone generator.
7. Take two silicone pieces, one luer lock connector, and one check valve. Connect the check valve with the two silicone pieces as depicted below.
8. Use the silicone piece with the check valve you just assembled to connect the “Ozone Out” port of the ozone generator with the inlet of the first trap.
9. Fill the oil bubbler with olive oil.
10. Take another piece of silicone tubing and connect the outlet of the first trap with the inlet of the oil bubbler.
11. Connect the oil bubbler with the second trap. Make sure you connect the outlet of the oil bubbler with the inlet of the trap, not the other way around.
12. Connect the second trap with the destructor. Use the second check valve to do that. (The second trap and the second check valve protect the destructor from getting clogged up with oil)
13. This is how the set up looks like when everything is hooked up correctly with the triple oil protection.
14. Let’s turn it on. First, plug the ozone generator into the power supply.
15. Turn the OFF valve of the external low flow regulator so that it points down. Now, the oxygen flows into the regulator.
16. Turn the knob of the external low flow regulator until the little black ball points to 1/8 LPM.
17. Turn the ozone generator on. Chose the maximum ozone concentration. In the case of the Promolife Dual Cell that means turning both knobs to setting 5.
18. If you’re using one of the home ozone generators, I recommend to take breaks every 40 to 60 min and let the machine cool down for an hour.
19. If you turn it off for the night, unhook the trap from the ozone out port on the ozone generator. This is part of the triple anti-oil protection. When you turn the equipment off, do so in the following order: first, turn the ozone generator off, then the oxygen concentrator, then unhook the silicone tubing from the “Ozone Out” port.
20. Once the oil starts getting thicker, increase the flow to 1/2 LPM.
21. Ozonate the oil until it turns clear and gooey. It took me around 2 weeks of ozonating it for 1 to 4 hours every day.
22. Turn everything off, in the same order as above: first, the ozone generator, then the oxygen concentrator, then unhook the trap from the generator.
23. Pour the oil into a jar.
24. Refrigerate it. After a while the oil will turn solid. If you let it stand outside in room temperature, it will turn liquid again.
25. Final notes: It took me around 2 weeks to ozonate the oil. It was a drag. I was taking breaks and switching up the generators since I did not feel comfortable letting them run for hours at a time. I don’t think the home ozone machines are made for such marathon ozonating efforts. I ozonated the oil for 1 to 4 hours every day.
I think the best solution to ozonated oil is to either
a) buy an industrial ozone machine and hook it up to an oxygen concentrator,
b) buy the ready made oil, or
c) use the by-product from doing Breathing Ozonated Olive Oil.
When ozonating oils the most important thing is to make sure that the ozone generator is protected from the oil.
When oil gets into an ozone generator, the generator can’t be saved.
In the above instructions I employ a triple anti-oil protection which may look like an overkill but which gives me peace of mind that my generator is protected. It consists of the following three steps:
- A trap prevents any oil from flowing back into the machine.
- Check valve: this is an additional feature to make sure no liquids flow back into the generator. A check valve allows gas and liquids to pass only in one direction and blocks their flow in the opposite direction.
- Unhooking the tubing from the ozone generator whenever I turn the equipment off.
My triple anti-oil protection consists of a trap, a check valve, and unhooking of the silicone tubing whenever I turn the ozone generator off for the day.
This is the equipment I used in the pictures above with links to the online shops:
- Oxygen source: Respironics Everflo oxygen concentrator
- External low flow regulator
- Ozone generator: Promolife Dual Cell (that’s the one I used above, but if I had to do it again and in larger batches, I’d probably used this ozone generator with the oxygen concentrator)
- 2 x Check valve
- 2 x Gas washing bottle (I used one as a trap, the other as the oil bubbler. You can also buy 3 gas washing bottles and use 2 as a trap and one as the oil bubbler)
- Olive oil
- Extra silicone tubing
- Additional luer locks and a quick connectors
Other solutions for ozonating olive oil:
Promolife complete kit for making ozonated oil.
Ebay offers a whole collection of different gas washing bottles.
Save time and resources and buy ready made ozonated olive oil:
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About the author:
I’m Paola the Crazy Old Ozone Lady behind The Power of Ozone. I’m a licensed naturopathic practitioner, natural health consultant, ozone therapy enthusiast, researcher, and ozone therapy analyst. I hold certificates in ozone therapy, hyperbaric ozone applications, Oxyvenierung, and the Andrew Cutler chelation. I own several ozone generators including a German hyperbaric 10 Pass machine. I have been using ozone for over 13 years, I’ve chelated with the ACC program for close to 5 years and I’ve been carnivore for nearly 1.5 years. This website serves as a resource for those who are interested in ozone therapy and other approaches to successfully manage chronic conditions.