How to make your own Ozonated Olive Oil – tech tip

Ozonated olive oil is all the craze these days.  I won’t get into the Why of ozonated olive oil here, only the HOW.

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Ozonated olive oil is very simple (in theory) it is only olive oil + ozone.  Take any normal bottle of olive oil, or other similar oil and bubble ozone into that water.  After time this will create ozonated olive oil!  Simple right?   Keep reading…

Ozone is a gas that is only partially soluble into water.  Therefore it will require proper work to get ozone to dissolve into a liquid.  This is why when you bubble ozone into liquid you smell so much ozone above that liquid, most of the ozone is escaping.  For more information about ozone solubility, follow this link.

Other great tips on how to more efficiently create ozonated olive oil.

  • Always use ozone produced from oxygen.
    • Air fed ozone generators can introduce impurities
    • oxygen is more soluble into liquid that air
    • ozone produced from oxygen will be higher concentration (increased solubility)
  • Use an ozone generator that produces the highest concentration of ozone
  • Keep your ozonated olive oil cool, but not too cold
  • Use the tallest column possible to bubble ozone into your oil
  • Use the smallest pore diffuser possible to bubble ozone into your oil
    • smaller bubbles have greater surface area and will dissolve easier
  • Keep it running 24/7
    • Keep ozone concentration as high as possible, don’t give it a break, that only slows things down
  • Use glass containers to reduce impurities

See sample set-up below:

ozone olive oil in production
How to create ozonated olive oil

Necessary components:

  • Oxygen Source – we show an oxygen bottle, however an oxygen concentrator will be more cost effective long term.  And much more convenient.
  • Ozone Generator – Choose an ozone generator capable of producing high concentrations of ozone from oxygen.  Our pictures shows the smallest ozone generator we would recommend.
  • Reaction Vessel – use a reaction vessel made of glass that is as tall as possible.  Ensure it is sealed and vents excess gas to a safe location.  Use a bubble diffuser at the bottom with fine pores to create small bubbles.

A successful batch of ozonated olive oil should take only 24 – 72 hours to produce.  Ideally 24 – 48 hours.  More time allows more impurities to enter the system.

Should you have any questions about this ozone application or any others feel free to contact our staff today, we would be glad to discuss this with you.


35 thoughts on “How to make your own Ozonated Olive Oil – tech tip

  1. I have been reading out some of your stories and i can claim pretty good
    stuff. I will definitely bookmark your site.

  2. I use ice to help the solublilty of the ozone. However, it also causes the oil to thicken. How do I know the oil is thicker due to the surroundind ice, or absorption of ozone?

    1. Let the liquid return to room temperature to test the viscosity of the oil. At cold temps the oil will always thicken, therefore you will need some warmer temps to test.

  3. Thank you so much for information.. pls guide which ozonator to buy.. as u mentioned g/hr or mg/hr is not important but %by wt or g/m3 is.. plz guide which specification ozone generator is a gud buy for domestic usage to ozonate olive oil.. thank you in advance.

  4. I find this very interesting – want to make hand sanitizers from ozonated olive oil but i wantto add essential oil eg lavender. Will it affect the quality?

    1. This is untested but likely not helpful.
      3 H2O2 + O3 = 3 H2O + 3 O2
      Therefore, the H2O2 will break-down ozone rather than allow ozone to react with the olive oil as desired. This will also likely add water to the olive oil which is undesirable to the final product in most applications.

    1. That depends upon your definition of “not pleasant”
      I personally think the odor of the ozonated olive oil is fine, but when used topically, it is a strong odor and certainly unpleasant for me. However, others may feel different.
      If it has a foul odor, like rotting or rancid, then there may be a rancidity problem and it should be discarded.

  5. Can I use a normal air stone that I make my ozonated water with to make my ozonated olive oil ?
    What concentration of ozone should one use to bubble the oil over the 48 hours?

    1. A normal bubble stone is fine provided all the materials are ozone resistant.
      A concentration of ozone of 3% by weight or greater at an oxygen/ozone flow-rate of 1 LPM or more should be used to produce ozonated olive in 48 hours.

      1. If 1LPM flow is used for 1L of Olive Oil then pressure will be so low that bubble will not form. Any idea for how much pressure to be given for every Litre?

        1. It will likely require 0.5 – 1.0 PSI of pressure to push gas through your diffuser and the oil. Pressure is simple a result of the pressure required to achieve the desired flow.

          1. I am using 5LPM Oxygen Concentrator at 1LPM for 1L oil but bubbling never happened and we had to switch to Oxygen Cylinders. What shall we do?

  6. Can you introduce the ozone into the oil in hourly batches as it will be introduced via my ozone-sauna machine which needs to be programmed on 30 – 60 min cycles? This would not run over night, only 6 – 10 hours daily so woul need a few days to make the oil.

  7. Ok, the fact that the olive oil is white shows that it is ozonized well, but to understand better, how long it takes to ozonize 1 liter of pure olive oil with an ozone generator with 32g ozone output in 1 hour .. how long we need to keep it in the device .. Thank you in advance for your answer.

      1. How long it takes to ozonited 400 liter of pure olive oil with an ozone generator with 200g ozone output in 1 hour (about 13% ozone).. how long we need to keep it in the device..Thank you in advance for your answer.

  8. How do you decide the amount of Ozone Input to be given for a particular amount Olive Oil to be Ozonated?

    1. Ozone generated should be as high of ozone concentration as possible to increase solubility of ozone gas into liquid. Ideally 5% ozone or greater is used.
      Flow-rate of gas should be no more than 1 LPM for every 1 Liter of olive oil.
      From there, calculate your ozone production rate. Use calculator below to calculate ozone production based on ozone concentration and flow.

      Ozone should be bubbled into the liquid until the liquid becomes thicker, much more viscous, and will become a white, opaque color.

      1. Thank you for your information.
        How can we calculate the amount of time that Oil needs to be Ozonated for a particular batch?

  9. Thank you for your information.
    How can we calculate the amount of time that Oil needs to be Ozonated for a particular batch?

    1. There is no direct calculation.
      We have found that we can convert 1 Liter of olive oil to quality ozonated olive oil in 48 hours when using 1 LPM of ozone gas at 6% by weight or greater. You can certainly use this baseline and make estimates. However, the solubility of ozone into a liquid will play a factor on these results. There are various factors that affect solubility. See link below:

  10. What can we do to overcome the smell of Ozone? Can we add Essential Oil to the Gel? If yes, then how much and will it affect anyone if used on Skin or for Wound Healing?

    1. Ozone has an odor that only lasts a short time. However, ozone reactions do create reactive oxygen species that may also have an odor. These should dissipate over time. However, any other fragrance would overcome the odors quickly.

      If you are referring to the odor of the ozonated olive oil itself, essential oils are a good idea. They won’t hurt the ozonated olive oil and do take some of that strong odor away.

  11. Hello, thank you for all the resources on your website.

    I am interested to understand more about the LPM to use. From reading your responses 1LPM is ideal, is this due to solubility and bubbling? At 1LPM I can produce 77 mg/L or at 5LPM I can produce around 76.8mg/L (I think this is around 6% weight) – I’d just like to confirm that it is the case 1LPM is ideal for Ozononating 1L of Oil in this case? I’m interested to know how important the distinction is between Concentration vs Ozone Output (by that I mean similar concentration at a higher LPM), particularly with regards to how long it would take to Ozonate a batch of 1L Olive Oil.

    1. We suggest 1 LPM of oxygen/ozone flow into 1 liter volume of oil as that is a reasonable flow-rate of gas into liquid. Higher flow-rates will simple aerate the liquid and flash off ozone faster than it can dissolve. This is just a rule-of-thumb. No concrete rules here. You are welcome to flow higher flow-rates through the liquid, just ensure you have a very good diffuser with an excellent micron rating and a very tall column to keep the air bubbles in liquid for as long as possible.

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