How to Extract Oil from an Olive Leaf

Updated February 21, 2017

The olive oil that you use for cooking is extracted from the olive itself ,and requires large, expensive machinery to harvest and extract. The olive leaf however, provides an extract that is known to be a strong antimicrobial in homeopathic medicine that can help protect the body against viruses, fungus and bacteria. The process of extracting and retaining this supplement is much easier than making olive oil.

Collect a large amount of olive leaves, about 1/2 a pound.

Wash the leaves off in your sink to remove any dirt and small bugs.

Dry the olive leaves in your oven at 65.6 degrees Cor one hour.

Place the dried olive leaves into the slow cooker.

Pour one gallon of distilled water into the slow cooker with the olive leaves.

Turn on the slow cooker and let the leaves simmer for 12 hours. This will draw the extract from the olive leaf.

Place a strainer inside a large bowl and strain the contents of the slow cooker. Collect the extract in the bowl and discard the leaves left in the strainer.

Store the extract in glass bottles.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound whole olive leaves
  • 1 gallon distilled water
  • 5 to 6 quart slow cooker
  • Glass bottles
  • Strainer
  • Large bowl
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Jonathan Shaffer has been a freelance writer and blogger since 1999. He has written concert reviews for prominent music blogs and magazines, including "Connections Magazine" in Orlando, Fla. Shaffer holds an Associate of Science in the recording arts from Full Sail University and is working on a Bachelor of Business from Valencia College.