The Super Secret Hidden DMT Extraction Guide

Disclaimer: I am not promoting illegal drug use. I do not condone the use of this guide where DMT extraction is illegal. I do not condone the use of DMT outside of a legal or traditional context. This guide is for harm reduction purposes.

DMT is known as ‘The Spirit Molecule’ – and for good reason. DMT is one of the most powerful psychedelics on the planet, naturally occurring in many species of plants, and is thought to be released in tiny amounts in mammal brains. Although the issue is controversial, it’s also possible that the release of natural DMT is a factor in out-of-body experiences or spiritual states.

DMT is a molecule that mimics the neurotransmitter serotonin, much like the other classic psychedelics LSD and psilocybin. DMT’s psychological effects are mostly due to its binding to the 5-HT2A receptor, which is found mostly in areas of the brain associated with high-level cognition: self-awareness, emotions and introspection.

When smoked or injected intravenously, DMT causes a very rapid, very intense psychedelic experience which lasts a few minutes. Users report the feeling of being ripped from their bodies, and thrown through space at incredible speeds. DMT produces intense visual and auditory hallucinations of otherworldly landscapes, hidden dimensions and god-like beings. It often produces deep introspection in its users, allowing the revisitation of past memories and providing a fresh perspective on life.

DMT can also be ingested in the form of the ancient psychedelic brew ayahuasca, which is drunk in traditional healing ceremonies throughout South America. This experience is significantly different from that of smoked or injected DMT, lasting several hours rather than several minutes, and often causing vomiting and diarrhea. Despite the relatively unpleasant sounding experience, ayahuasca has been associated with a variety of therapeutic benefits, including the treatment of depression.

Here, I want to provide you with a detailed guide on how to procure DMT-containing plants, and how to extract this powerful psychedelic compound for personal use.

Where to get DMT-containing plants

DMT is illegal worldwide, but the legality of DMT-containing plants varies. In many places, it’s possible to order DMT-containing plants online.

This guide for DMT extraction is specific for the bark of the Mimosa hostilis root, as this is the most commonly purchased DMT-containing plant. However, the extraction should work with any DMT-containing organic material – you just need to make sure you adjust the quantity of starting material depending on how much DMT is present in the species of plant you’re using.

Mimosa hostilis root bark can be bought online from various vendors, but may not be able to be shipped to your country if there are restrictions on DMT-containing plants. This site ships M. hostilis to the US and Canada as well as Europe.

The Psychotria viridis plant contains DMT and is used in traditional ayahuasca brews. It is also known as Chacruna to indigenous peoples. P. viridis can be purchased here for both European and North American residents.

If you are patient, you can grow your own DMT-containing plants from seeds, which are often not regulated to the same extent as plants. An example is Reed Canary Grass seeds, which can be purchased online in some countries.

The DMT-containing plant market is always changing, so keep an eye out for new appearances. Here is a list of dozens of plants that contain DMT, many of which could be available through online vendors to your country.

The chemistry of DMT extraction (simplified)

This is a simplified explanation of what’s happening during the chemistry of DMT extraction. Skip ahead for the step-by-step instructions!

The most common technique is called an ‘acid/base extraction’, but it’s pretty complicated. We’ve decided to talk you through the ‘straight to base’ extraction technique, which is a little easier. Here’s the outline of the chemistry:

Your DMT containing plant is ground into a powder and mixed with a base, most commonly sodium hydroxide (NaOH). This dissolves the plant matter, leaving you with DMT molecules floating around in a base solution.

The next step is to get the DMT out of this base solution. Luckily there’s an easy way of doing this; the base solution is charged (polar), but the DMT molecules aren’t (non-polar). This means that adding a non-polar solvent will attract the DMT molecules out of the polar base solution. This non-polar solvent (now containing the DMT) forms a separate layer from the base solution, and can be siphoned off from the rest of the solution.

The final step involves getting the DMT molecules out of the non-polar solvent, which can be done by evaporation or freezing.

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The simplified chemistry of the “Straight to Base” extraction method

Step-by-step DMT extraction

Adapted from Noman’s tek on the DMT-nexus.

Please read the guide thoroughly and make sure you understand the process before attempting it.

INGREDIENTS

  • DMT-containing plant such as Mimosa hostilis root bark (Can be purchased here.)
  • Water
  • Lye (granulated sodium hydroxide)
  • Vinegar
  • Naptha VM&P (if unavailable, 40-60 Petroleum Ether can be used)

EQUIPMENT

  • Personal safety: fume mask, safety goggles and rubber gloves
  • Grinder or blender that is capable of crushing ice
  • Glass mixing jar – with a wide mouth and tight fitting lid
  • Collection jars with lids x4 (glass jelly/jam jars will do)
  • Coffee filters
  • Rubber spatula
  • Freezer
  • Pipette
  • Eyedropper

STEP 1: EXTRACTING DMT FROM THE PLANT

  • Cut and blend your plant material until it’s as fine as you can get it – wear a mask to avoid breathing in the powder.
  • Slowly add your lye to your water a tablespoon at a time, mixing until dissolved, in your mixing jar. For 50g Mimosa hostilis bark, use 750ml water and 50g of lye. NOTE: lye can cause chemical burns and should be treated with care. Neutralise any spills with vinegar. Wear gloves and safety glasses.
  • Add your powdered plant to the jar, tightly close the lid, shake thoroughly and then leave for about an hour.

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STEP 2: EXTRACTING THE DMT FROM THE BASE SOLUTION

  • Add your naptha to the mixing jar: for 50g Mimosa hostilis bark, use 50ml naptha.
  • Put the lid back on your mixing jar and gently mix it for about a minute, turning it upside down a few times. Don’t shake it, as this will make it hard to separate out the two layers later.
  • Set down your mixing jar and allow the two layers to separate.
  • Repeat this gentle agitation a few more times.
  • Once the layers have separated after your final agitation, use your pipette to move the top (clear) layer into one of your collection jars. This contains your DMT. Try to avoid taking any of the darker, bottom layer, as this contains nasty stuff you don’t want carried over.
  • Add more naptha to the mixing jar and repeat the above steps three more times to get every last remaining bit of DMT out of the base solution.
  • Optional – leave the last batch of naptha in the mixing jar for a couple of days to get the maximum amount of DMT from the base solution.
  • Put all four of your collection jars (containing DMT in a naptha solution) in the freezer and leave overnight.

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STEP 3: EXTRACTING THE DMT FROM THE NAPTHA SOLUTION

  • The freezer should have made your DMT crystallise in your collection jars. Pour the solutions through a coffee filter to collect the DMT. The naptha can be saved and reused in future extractions.
  • Use your rubber spatula to get every last bit of naptha solution out of the collection jars.
  • Carefully lay out your coffee filters to dry. When dried, this DMT powder is ready to smoke, but can be refined further in the optional step below.

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(OPTIONAL) STEP 4: RECRYSTALLISATION OF DMT FOR FURTHER REFINEMENT

  • Put your DMT powder in a small glass container.
  • Put your solvent (either naptha or heptane) in another, separate glass container. You will need about 25ml of solvent for every gram of DMT powder.
  • Carefully place both glass containers into a pan of hot water, so their contents start to heat up. NOTE: your solvent will give off flammable fumes, so DO NOT use a gas stove or have open flames around.
  • Use an eyedropper to add tiny bits of your hot solvent to the DMT powder. Swirl the glass container around and keep adding solvent until all the DMT is dissolved. Try to use as little solvent as you can get away with.
  • Take the pan of water off the heat, and leave it to cool down to room temperature.
  • Take the glass container with your dissolved DMT powder, now at room temperature, and put it in the fridge.
  • When it has cooled down, move the container into the freezer and leave for a few hours.
  • You can now filter out your refined DMT crystal using a coffee filter. This process can be repeated for even greater purity.

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The Quick Version

Adapted from Lazyman’s tek on the DMT-nexus

For those of you that don’t like the look of all those steps, and just want to get your DMT out of your plant as quickly as possible (without worrying about purity or yield), here’s a simpler protocol:

INGREDIENTS

  • DMT-containing plant such as Mimosa hostilis root bark
  • Water
  • Lye (granulated sodium hydroxide)
  • Vinegar
  • Naptha VM&P (if unavailable, 40-60 Petroleum Ether can be used)

EQUIPMENT

  • Personal safety: safety goggles and rubber gloves
  • Large ceramic mixing bowl (5L)
  • Potato masher
  • Large measuring jug (2L)
  • Large glass baking dish
  • Fan

PROCEDURE

  • Break up 400-500g of Mimosa hostilis root bark and put it in a mixing bowl. Make sure the bark only fills half the bowl.
  • Slowly add 200g of lye to 2-3L of water. NOTE: lye can cause chemical burns and should be treated with care. Neutralise any spills with vinegar. Wear gloves and safety glasses.
  • Add your lye solution into the mixing bowl with the root bark. Wait an hour.
  • Use your potato masher to stir and mash up your root bark for 20-30 minutes.
  • Pour 250ml of naptha into the bowl and mix for another 20-30 minutes.
  • Let the solvent separate out to the top of the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Pour the top, clear solvent layer off into your glass baking dish. Avoid getting any of the lower, dark layer in the dish.
  • Evaporate the solvent by blowing air from your fan across the baking dish.
  • The remaining powder is your smokeable DMT.

How do I know the purity of my extracted DMT?

All you have to worry about when you make your own DMT is how efficient you’ve been in following the instructions. If you’ve used poor quality ingredients, or done a messy job (i.e. carried over some of the base solution by accident), you may end up with more impurities in your DMT powder. This can be unpleasant to smoke.

There’s a myth that the colour of DMT powder tells you its purity – this isn’t true, as there are a number of factors that contribute to the colour of DMT powder. Generally, if your powder is white, yellow, red or brown, it is safe to smoke. If it is green or blue, something has gone wrong in your extraction and you should try again.

Alternative extraction guides

As mentioned earlier, many extraction protocols use an acid/base extraction method, which we haven’t covered here as the straight-to-base method is a lot simpler. However, if you are interested in being extremely thorough and want to try an acid/base extraction, there is a large selection of guides here on the DMT-nexus.

Safety information

DMT is illegal in most places. I don’t condone breaking the law or using DMT outside a legal and traditional context. If you do decide to take DMT, make sure you research its effects and risks.

DMT is a very powerful psychedelic and should be treated with respect. You should understand how best to prepare for a psychedelic experience, and integrate it afterwards.

Be aware of your dosage! A recommended first-time dose of smoked DMT powder is 15mg.

When following these extraction guides, make sure to understand the process before you start. If you are using a DMT-containing plant other than Mimosa hostilis, make sure you are aware of the differences and adjust your procedure accordingly. Always wear rubber gloves and safety goggles, and a dust mask if you are grinding up plant matter.

If using lye (sodium hydroxide), avoid getting it on your skin, and always wear safety goggles. If you get it on your skin, wash it off with copious amounts of water (and ideally use vinegar too, if it’s within reach, to neutralise the lye). If you get it in your eye, run your eye under tap water for at least 20 minutes and see a doctor. If you spill a large amount, neutralise it with vinegar before cleaning it up. When adding lye to water, add it slowly and mix well.

 

12 thoughts on “The Super Secret Hidden DMT Extraction Guide

  1. I got all the products and equipment and just tried the process for the very first time; followed the instructions to the letter but when I added the naphtha and did the agitation process, no separation of any kind occurred… since I followed the extraction process explicitly, I have to assume the product I received from Edabea is actually just vegetable dye.

    Terribly disappointing because I was so excited about it!!!

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      • Personally, I had no issues at all extracting my very first batch, thanks to your simple guide. I bought the mimosa hostilis in powdered form from the site you recommend and the service was excellent. I believe the site is based in Spain and I’m in the UK. My order arrived within 2 days of ordering. Since I didn’t want to mess around grinding it up, I found the powder really helps to simplify the process considerably. Everything was so easy. Instead of Naptha, I got the Petroleum Ether 40-60, which was available from a site that’s based about 10 miles from where I live. My package arrived the day after I placed my order. The Lye was easily bought from Ebay. The rest, like the pipettes and coffee filters, were easy to find and all inexpensive.

        My first attempt used 100g of mimosa with the amount used for the remaining ingredients like the lye, water and ether were all adjusted accordingly. The tricky bit is when your layer of ether has mostly been extracted. What I found is if you use the pipette to skim the top as best you can, it doesn’t matter if you suck up some of the lower layer of dark plant material and lye. The dark solution will separate in the pipette, just like it does in the jar. You can easily drain that out and the ether isn’t ruined and still looks clear. After freezing overnight, I drained on the coffee filters, but I found it best to refill the jar because there’s often quite a bit of the crystals that don’t pour out. Usually, three refills seemed enough. The filters dry extremely quick, I put them on a fairly warm spot on top of my Aga to help the drying process.

        Using 100g of mimosa with the adjusted amount of the other ingredients, I was able to extract just under 200mg of DMT powder. Since making my first batch, just over a week ago, I have made two batches in total. My third batch is in the freezer at the moment. My second batch yielded about the same amount of just under 200mg. Trying it for the first time was incredible. When it first hit me, a numbness engulfed my arms and there was this overwhelming sense of being hugged. It made me feel incredibly safe and chilled out. The rest was an excursion into a universe of intricately weaving fractals that gave off breathtaking colors beyond the spectrum of light that somehow spoke to me, but without words. Instead of words, it spoke with a musical resonance that kept building to an infinite crescendo of beats and rhythms. A part of my psyche believes that I heard the song of creation that has echoed through all that is, ever was, or will become. It exists everywhere, which is precisely why we can visit these alternative universes, we travel on the resonance. The fractals and colors are different, but yet a part of the resonance. However, that form of “life” (for want of a better word) doesn’t exist in a single form, as we do. Instead, its nature is constantly altering its form, yet the concept of its perpetual change is the very thing that never changes. If this makes sense. lol

        My best description was that it can’t be referred to as a trip, or an experience. DMT demands its own unique description. Ultimately, I think I nailed it. “Profundity incarnate” I liked this because it goes beyond saying that it’s simply profound. Profundity is a flourished version of the word. Combined with incarnate, it enhances two key factors of the DMT “trip” as it suggests the cerebral and the transforming of the divine. As a writer, I’ve wanted to try DMT in order to draw new inspiration as an artist. However, more importantly, it’s my goal to describe what most find impossible to detail. My forte as a writer is having the ability to say what many wish they could say, but are always at a loss for words.

        It’s a sincere joy to say, I’ve drawn an exceptional amount of inspiration from DMT and it’s enhanced my craft considerably.

        Peace! =)

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  2. Hello. I am trying this tek for the first time I am gathering all the ingredients. Is there any way that this tek can go wrong if every step is followed and the material is legit MHRB? I’m just worried that for some reason it may not separate into layers or even dry on the coffee filters correctly. Is there any way to ensure it works if it’s followed correctly and you have the correct materials?

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  3. It took a little more Naptha but it did separate. The instructions (and reason) implied that the longer I leave the Naptha in the base solution, the more DMT would be extracted; so I waited a few hours (agitating periodically). The solution has been in the freezer for about 18 hours now and hasn’t shown any signs of crystallization, but I’ve read the process can take up to 72 hours so….

    Thank you for your feedback and I’ll keep you apprised. Again, this is my first attempt… and I know what goes along with that.

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  4. Still no signs of crystallization after a day and a half. I’m looking at your illustration and wondering if I was supposed to put the jar in the freezer without the lid(?).

    Also, the Naphtha is Klean Strip VM&P.

    Thanks again!

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  5. Glad it worked for someone. I followed the directions implicitly and after 2 full days in the freezer, there’s no crystallization forming whatsoever…

    Obtw, the Naphtha is Klean Strip VM&P.

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  6. Pleased to see you appreciated my words. It’s much appreciated.

    Although I wish I could help Marty solve his problem and can’t understand why it’s not working. I extracted the third batch that I mentioned previously and yielded 450mg! I couldn’t believe it. Considering my first 2 were a mere 200mg each, I’ve over doubled the amount extracted in one. My guess is, I’m getting better at using the pipette.

    Perhaps Marty is not recognizing how the crystallization isn’t much to see. Basically, it’s tiny bits of crystals floating in the liquid. Also, some will settle to the bottom of the jar. When I pour my solution into the coffee filter, I allow it to drain through, then rinse and repeat with my solution about two more times. The amount of powder you yield on each filter is minute and it’s easier to see as it dries. I dry mine NEAR a heat source and make sure there’s no direct heat. I placed one of the filters too close on my first attempt. The wet powder soaked into the paper and I lost a bit. It wasn’t even hot, just mildly warm, but enough to melt it.

    Not wanting to insult your ability to follow directions, Marty. Nevertheless, I’ll mention how important it is not to overly shake it once you put in your Naphtha (in my case Ether). In that phase, I very gently turn the jar upside down and back again. As well, I hold my jar sideways and let the liquid sway side to side, lightly splashing the liquid. Then I let it rest. Once the clear layer appears, I rinse and repeat about 4 or 5 more times and devote a solid minute to each “mix”. From what I’ve read, mixing it too hard will trap a lot of the Naphtha in your lower layer and it takes ages to separate. The Naphtha doesn’t need much help in this phase, it only needs to mix in gently, it does the rest on its own. One article likened it to oil and vinegar salad dressing. If you shake it hard, it will always take longer for the oil and vinegar to separate again. This is exactly the same.

    Hope this helps somehow. Good luck, Marty!

    Thanks again, doc! =P You’ve really made a difference and helped guide me in the right direction. That is quality Karma. Hopefully, my modest words help to reciprocate the sentiment.
    =)

    Peace, to you both! =)

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  7. I poured it through the coffee filter and nothing so fine as a table salt crystal on the filter or in the jar. 😦

    Not trying to bash the tek; just saying it didn’t work and I’m extremely bummed because I’ve heard all the extraordinary testimonials, like yours, and have really been looking forward to my own experience!

    I still have plenty of everything so I’ll try it again later and see…

    In any event, I appreciate your help!

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    • Is the solution black are dark purple if it’s still dark purple add more lye tell it’s black or hen it will extract because the mix has reach the ph 12 are higher and now the naphtha can pull it iut

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  8. It never crossed my mind that you were bashing the tek. You’re simply asking questions.

    Since you bought yours from the same reputable site I did, the quality of the product isn’t in question. I hope. All the same, I’m interested to see if your next attempt works and would welcome an update. No pressure.

    In the meantime, I am happy to share my perspective further. To be honest, it’s not something you can prepare for, but you should be ready for the experience. Since last posting I had my first proper “breakthrough” experience and I’m still floating in an ecstatic state. There are some important fundamental questions I believe one should pose before exposing themselves to this. Also, while you can’t be prepared for an unknown of this magnitude, there is some advice I can offer that covers a general idea of what to expect. Personally speaking, since I didn’t want to be influenced before the experience, I avoided anything connected with a person’s description of the event. Since I already had an idea of what it involved and I was confident my psyche could face it, thanks to previous experiences, I was eager to take this approach. Watching the descriptions after has made any parallels stand out and effectively avoided having any expectations on my part.

    Anyway, let me know if you’re interested. Again, no pressure. Felt it was best to ask first, over ingratiating myself.

    Peace. =)

    I’m also writing again to ask the doc something and make a suggestion.

    What’s up doc! lol

    My partner raised a point I didn’t consider. How should I dispose of the lye/plant matter liquid after extraction? Not sure if either flushing it down the toilet or down a sink drain is something I should avoid.

    Can I suggest adding some advice of how best to smoke DMT. Initially, I have used a regular weed pipe and now realize there are much better methods one should employ. I have learnt it’s better to vape it over smoking it. Not only is it better, but you waste less. Despite the stigma attached, the glass pipes used for meth are ideal, which is something I never saw myself buying until now. However, they do the job and are available online easily enough.

    Your advice is appreciated. Also, hope you like my idea. I thought it was worth mentioning.

    Peace. =)

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