HIELO stands for Honey In Ethyl-acetate Lazily Over-the-counter and is inspired by the techniques developed in CIELO. DMT from MHRB is precipitated in ethyl acetate as what is believed to be relatively pure DMT citrate hydrate with a honey-like consistency†. The honey is dissolved in ejuice (e.g. 50/50 PG/VG) to make a DMT salt e-juice (see Fig. 1). This technique (TEK) is specialized for MHRB, is relatively simple, and avoids harsh chemicals.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this process: _Trip_, Loveall, and others.
†A confirmation analysis has not been done at this time, and purity is a best guess based on appearance and subjective effects . Also, the he hydration number (number of water molecules per molecule of mono-DMT citrate) is currently unknown.
This TEK is food safe if food grade materials are used.
The final product is a DMT salt e-juice. However, other plant material could be present and/or some of the extraction ingredients could be in the product depending on technique or possible process errors. The long term health effects of vaping this product are unknown and therefore carry a risk. It is up to each sovereign individual how to proceed.
Following this advice does not guarantee safety. It is up to each adult individual to make their own personal decisions.
- 150g water
- 25g Ca(OH)2 (lime)
- 100g finely ground MHRB†
- 1qt ethyl acetate (sometimes sold as "MEK substitute")††
- 50g of CaCl2 pellets
- 5g of citric acid (~1 tsp)
- Washing soda (Na2CO3) 10% water for solvent reuse
† Ingredients can be scaled down to 5g of powder to perform a TEK test run. This is encouraged for beginners to get a feel for the process before committing more material.
†† Depending on pull technique using two quarts of ethyl acetate may yield a little more DMT (up to ~+10%). See extraction section for more details.
- French press (optional, recommended for extraction)
- Kitchen scales with both >2000gx1g and >500x0.1g capacity x precision
- Coffee filters, support basket, and funnel
- Quart mason glass jars with lids
- Pipette, separatory funnel, or freezer (for solvent reuse water separation)
Process Overview 👀
In short:🟤➠🧑🏾🔬➠🍯➠💉➠💚, where,
- 🟤: Mix MHRB powder to a wet alkaline paste
- 🧑🏾🔬:Pull paste with ethyl acetate, rest in fridge, and decant/filter
- 🍯: Precipitate DMT salt with citric acid, decant, and dry to a honey
- 💉: Make e-juice and collect
- 💚: Wash ethyl acetate for reuse
Detailed Process 📜
Make milky water in a french press, quart jar, or mixing bowl by mixing lime with the water. Add the MHRB powder, stirring thoroughly to ensure the bark is well incorporated. Goal is to get a wet stiff consistency (Fig. 2). If needed gradually add more water as needed.
If available, the paste should be in a french press. The french press will make it easy to decant the ethyl acetate. Optionally the paste can be in a a quart jar, but it's not as easy to decant the ethyl acetate. It is possible to have the paste in a mixing bowl, but decanting may be cumbersome.
Cover paste ethyl acetate (~200g) and stir for about 10 minutes. Do not to stir too aggressively as that may cause plant material to absorb excess solvent. A good paste becomes sandy and slightly sticky during extraction and is very easy to handle, but other textures also work. After stirring, rest for two minutes, and decant into a quart jar filtering through a paper coffee filter (do NOT skip or substitute the coffee filter). If using a french press (preferred), only squeeze lightly to accelerate decanting (keeping plastic parts away from the solvent). Squeezing too aggressively can release unwanted water into the extract which will need to be separated in the next step.
If the paste absorbs all or most of the ethyl acetate during the first pull, that's fine. Just add more ethyl acetate, stir, rest, and decant as explained above. Do NOT add water or aggressively manipulate the paste in an attempt to force out the ethyl acetate. Some solvent absorption during the first pull is common.
Repeat the extraction with ~125g of ethyl acetate until the extraction jar is full (5-6 total pulls). A small yield boost can be done by optionally doing more pulls into a second jar. This second jar is also a good check on the effectiveness of the pulls in the main jar the first time this TEK is performed. Poor technique will give a larger yield boost in the second jar, <10% boost is considered good.
Leave the extraction jar(s) in the fridge overnight. A small water later will form on the bottom (and sometimes also on the walls).
Weigh an empty jar (0.1g resolution is needed), decant ethyl acetate into it through a coffee filter leaving all separated water behind. Extract will be clear and ready for the next step. The extract needs to be clear, particle free, and without water droplets for the salting process to happen reliably (see Fig. 3).
Precipitate Honey 🍯
Stir ~5 grams (~1 teaspoon) of citric acid powder granules into extract together with one teaspoon of water. The citric acid should dissolve in a few minutes. Extract should cloud as the citric acid reacts with DMT free base and water to form mono-DMT citrate hydrate which drops out of solution. Leave extract undisturbed. Mono-DMT citrate hydrate has a honey-like consistency and should begin to appear after a few hours, and may take a few days to completely crash out (waiting 3 days is recommended). See Fig. 4.
Make E-juice 💉
Decant solvent leaving honey behind. Rinse twice with ~ 50ml of fresh ethyl acetate (this may temporarily dehydrate some of the honey and give it a white color which goes back to honey color once exposed to atmosphere). Allow to air dry until ethyl acetate smell is not present and jar weight stops changing on a 0.1mg scale (a few hours at least, one day is recommended).
Measure jar weight and calculate honey weight. Add 1.5 parts PG solution to the jar and dissolve over a hot water bath to make a DMT salt e-juice of ~15% strength. There is no analytical data to back up these claims and they could be incorrect.
For example from a typical extraction of 100g of MHRB:
- Empty quart jar weight 388.2g
- Quart jar with DMT citrate honey: 392.6g
- DMT citrate honey weight 4.6g
- Add 6.9g of PG
- Final e-juice product weights 11.5g, which can fill approximately two 5ml tanks.
Reusing solvents is encouraged at the DMT nexus.
Wash spent extract with ~10% sodium carbonate water solution. About 1/3 of the solvent volume is enough for neutralization. Shake vigorously (emulsions do not form). CO2 bubbles may be visible during citric acid neutralization. Keep an eye on any bubbles and release any pressure buildup regularly. Neutralization can be optionally verified with pH paper. Rest washed solution until clear (up to a day or more).
Remove the water layer with a pipette or separatory funnel and filter. Optionally, freeze the solvent and remove the ice slush that forms with a thin mesh metal strainer.
Vaping Info 💨
When vaping an e-juice an aerosol of PG/VG droplets is produced. The dissolved DMT salt is delivered to the lungs by these particles where it is absorbed. The word "vaping" is arguably misnomer, the DMT salt is not being vaporized, instead the DMT salt 'solution' is being aerosolized and carried into the lungs as small liquid droplets. This is different than DMT free base being vaporized into a hot alkaline gas as is done with traditional flame or newer electronic resistance heat methods (health stone, e-mesh, quartz crucible, etc).
There are many ways to vape e-juice. To first order, power is the main parameter, and ~66 +/- 6 watts is a good range from experience. A typical 5ml tank carries about 1g of DMT, or about 66.6 good doses. Always leave at least a few drops of e-juice in the pod before refilling to avoid unhealthy bad tasting dry hits and a burned coil.
In general, a 20% e-juice DMT salt is not very convenient for breakthrough due to the large volume of vaping required, but is possible at higher powers. This juice shines in combination with oral or sublingual harmalas for very smooth vaporhuasca sessions. A working example is to sublingually take 40mg of 1:1 Harmine:THH about 25 minutes before vaping. Relax and enjoy.
Starting From DMT Freebase 🌟
If instead of MHRB one is starting with DMT free base, simply mix the following ratios by weight over a heath bath:
- 1 part DMT FB (very clean for electronic juice devices)
- 0.35 parts citric acid
- 2 parts PG