Our Process

From our inception in April of 2012, we have meticulously followed the original Baati / Paris method of Carbon 60 olive oil preparation.

We start with top quality ingredients: research grade Carbon 60 from the most respected source in the industry, SES Research—which begins at 99.95+ % purity and is then vacuum oven dried to be completely solvent-free—and Kirkland brand organic extra virgin olive oil. After extensive study in olive oil quality, we found that small batch extra virgin olive oil is notoriously inconsistent, and that Kirkland brand is the best olive oil available with the most consistent quality.

To achieve the scientifically recognized maximum level of saturation (0.8 grams per liter / 0.8 mg per ml), we combine 5 grams of Carbon 60 per liter of organic extra virgin olive oil, as described in the Baati process. This ratio is more than 6 times the amount of Carbon 60 than can possibly saturate the solution, however, because not all of the Carbon 60 will dissolve in the two week mixing time, it is absolutely necessary. 

We mix this combination for two weeks using specialized equipment that ensures constant suspension of Carbon 60 particles. The mixing occurs in complete darkness, in temperature controlled conditions to avoid Carbon 60 degradation from light or heat. Over the course of this mixing period the Carbon 60 solution will turn a deep purple color and gradually become fully saturated.

Upon completion of this process, the oil is centrifuged at 5,000 g for one hour to remove the undissolved Carbon 60. This clarified solution is then sterile filtered through a 0.22 micron filter.

We then bottle our solution in dark amber glass bottles, and quickly package for delivery to you. Our packaging is designed to be extremely robust to prevent breakage, and conforms to international standards for shipping liquids in glass containers. Each shrink-sealed bottle is enclosed in an 8 mil heavy zip-lock bag, and packed along with an applicator in an individual cardboard box, independent of the final packaging used for mailing. We have not experienced a single broken bottle delivery since adopting our current shipping system in 2013.

Because this level of quality is extremely expensive and time consuming to achieve, there are many companies in the marketplace that put profit over integrity and the health of their customers by cutting corners. This commonly includes using an inferior, industrial grade Carbon 60 (a lower level of purity that contains dangerous contaminates), or simply adding 0.8 or 0.9 grams of Carbon 60 per liter of olive oil and claiming it all dissolved—an impossibility due to saturation curves. Some companies are skipping sterile filtration, using unproven mixing processes, or suspiciously sourced Carbon 60 that may not be what it claims. In the most troubling cases, some are even heating their olive oil to try to dissolve the Carbon 60 faster or get away with using less, destroying the polyphenols in the olive oil, and damaging the product to potentially hazardous levels. One simple indication of these extreme tactics is the color of the oil: fresh, quality Carbon 60 olive oil will have a pleasing purple color that ranges from pinkish-purple to lavender when a small quantity is viewed through a clear applicator (this color change occurs about halfway through the mixing process, proof of full saturation requires laboratory testing).  Black oil can only result from inferior ingredients or an inferior process, and should not be consumed.

We are the only company proven by third party testing to consistently provide a fully saturated, 0.8 mg per ml Carbon 60 olive oil solution. Don’t settle for the slightly less expensive, vastly inferior products available. Insist on fully saturated Carbon 60 olive oil solution from the only company that has been doing it right from the beginning!

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