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.


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.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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.


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:


  • 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)


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


  • 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.


222 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!!!


      • 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! =)


      • you say for 50g of mimosa add 50ml of naphtha ,,,you say repeat the process 3times adding more naphtha is it 50ml for the other 3pulls


      • Hey! In step one it says shake vigorously. Does it matter how long?
        And in step 4 it says put mixture in hot water. How hot should the water be, and how long should it stay in for optimal results?

        Much appreciated,



    • Not sure what you did, but I tried it step by step and purchased my dye from the provided place. Never tried it before, but found the instructions very easy to follow. (Thank you!) I’m a complete newbie to this and everything worked out great for me. Had a great result and a mind changing first experience. One thing I would definitely recommend is to play “DMT” music beforehand. Completely changed the experience for me. Very positive


      • Do you heat it when stirring ?? Would make separation quicker.. like place the jar in warm water ?? Or is it done cold.. I heard heat releases dmt from the bark or powder as well as the lye??


    • The naphtha will separate out of any type of plant matter whether it contains dmt or not if you are gentle with it. You’ve likely agitated it way too much.


  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?


  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.


  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!


  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.


  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! =)


    • I am based in the UK, really nice to see people how made the breakthrough…I have to move house next month and after that, I will try to make my own batch…


      • I don’t use bark, I use powder. In answer to your question, I used 100g.

        Since then, I have more than doubled my yield. My last crop yielded close to 1500mg. Mimosa is supposed to have 1-1.7% of DMT. So, I’ve definitely gotten better at it and have reached close to full extraction. My secret? No secret to speak of, apart from getting better at extracting the ether from the top. Also, instead of 4 inserts of ether, I now use 5. Allowing the fifth to sit for a day or so helps big time and squeezes a better crop of spice.

        Hope this helps! Peace.


      • It’s gonna be my first time trying to do this process I order the powered type idk why I said bark. But yes thank you for the tips i appreciate any help I can get.


      • Happy to help.

        I’ve naturally started calling DMT, Spice. Since I last posted I discovered there’s a new drug that homeless people are taking also called, Spice. Apart from being highly addictive, it renders them immobile due to its effects. Across cities in the UK, there’s this growing amount of homeless people just lying in the streets, like living corpses. Shame. Spice is the perfect name for DMT, more so since its effects are akin to the Spice, Melange in the brilliant novel, Dune. What’s an infinitely bigger shame is they should be taking DMT. The TRUE Spice. Instead, humans are turning our own kind into zombies with a false Spice. All to make a profit and pacify the army of homeless across the globe. The bitter irony makes me weep.

        Anyway, thought it was worth mentioning, mainly because I want to fight back against this latest human bullshit we should, we NEED, to evolve beyond. Personally, I call it; the evolution revolution. In other words; what’s the point of achieving enlightenment only to sit around with our finger’s stuck up our asses feeling superior? Most humans are starving to evolve. Yet, no one is feeding our hunger. Most humans are tolerant and welcome diversity. Yet, a small minority prevent tolerance and invite xenophobia. Most humans don’t need to be governed. Yet, we are overruled.

        Evolution isn’t easy. It demands effort. Revolutions happen when the collective recognise their true power. So, damn right evolution needs to be a revolution.

        Forgive my soapboxing. Just food for thought because hearing about this new drug pissed me the fuck off.



    • hi you say you followed the instructions to the latter ,,,the scientist says use 50g of mimosa to 50ml of naphtha ,,,he then says use more naphtha & repeat the process another 3 times ,,,so do you add another 50ml of naphtha on each of the 3 extra times


  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!


    • 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


  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. =)


  9. Make me wonder in the list it has vinegar but you didn’t say when it should be added

    Should it be added whit the thinner or later ?

    I followed the intro but no cristallisation


  10. Since I last posted, I made my fourth batch with some interesting results. Having only a limited supply of Petroleum Ether 40-60, I was forced to use the amounts detailed in the guide. Up until now, I have doubled the amount. To clarify, I would use 100g of mimosa, plus double the amount of the remaining ingredients. However, this attempt only used 50g of mimosa, etc.

    Surprisingly, I had very little to no crystals and yielded a tiny amount of 23mg! Considering my previous three attempts yielded 200mg in the first two and 450mg in the third, then I expected at least 100mg. Mind you, it’s only one extraction to draw information from. Nevertheless, it does suggest you’ll get a better yield if you double the amount.

    An order of Ether arrived earlier and I made a double amount batch. Within an hour of placing the jars in the freezer, a considerable amount of crystals are floating in the liquid. It’s suggestive of my highest yield so far and I’m eager to see the results tomorrow morning. I’ll post an update with the amount.


    • A little late, but, as promised, my update.

      Indeed, I had my highest yield to date with 875mg, from 4 collection jars. I decided to experiment and put another 100ml of ether in the mix and leave it a day or two. Totally worth the effort. Yielded over 100mg.

      Considering there’s approximately 1-1.7% DMT in mimosa, then 975mg out of 100g is just under 1%. Not bad. Clearly, there’s more spice to be mined. The spice must flow. lol



    • The multiple collection jars are to preserve the higher concentrations yielded by the 1st, 2nd pull as opposed to the later pulls. If you combine them all in one, and it happens that your fourth extraction was very dilute, then you will dilute the entire batch, impairing crystallization. In this case, evaporation of part of the naphtha will bring it closer to saturation, but will result in the formation of DMT-N Oxide, which is a yellow goo (assuming you don’t have access to vacuum distillation). The yellow goo is active, but hard to crystallize, more likely just to get absorbed by the coffee filter.
      The other option is to use vinegar or HCl to extract DMT and its oxide back from naptha into the aqueous phase (essentially the reverse of the original process), where it is more stable. Then, the more concentrated, acid solution can be optionally treated with zinc powder which reduces DMT oxide back to pure white DMT. This solution is then brought back up to a PH of 12+ using lye. You can then try again, without making the mistake of using too much naphtha. The link below should definitely be followed if you attempt the zinc reduction, and be wary of the inevitable evolution of hydrogen gas,so a large scale-up in a poorly ventilated area could kaboom.


  11. Hi Guys, a great tip is when waiting for the separation, place the jar you’re using in a pan or washing up bowl of hot water to just below the level of the dark matter. When you return to give it its gentle agitation replace the hot water each time. This helps the separation process– also don’t put your clear layer into a jam jar use a glass dish that has a snap on lid. The increased surface area makes it easier to collect the crystals after removing the Naptha, this way when it has all evaporated you can use a blade to collect the crystals hence not losing any in a coffee filter.


  12. Hi there, I’m going to be using chacruna for the extraction. Do you know how much I should use if I’m following the instructions above. Thanks in advance.


  13. Hi guys, I tried DMT extraction for the 1st time so I only used 50g of mimosa hostilis since I did not want to risk it by putting everything I have in. I should say I was pleasantly surprised when i could extract salt like crystal through my coffe filter. It is still drying and I have ordered for a precise weighing scale to see how much DMT I have extracted. By the looks of it might be about 1/2 gram. I would like to know how much should I put inside the meth pipe to try? I have also ordered for a vaporiser the “mighty ” from store & bickel, germany. Should I wait until my vaporiser arrives which will take 20 more days or a meth pipe would do any good?

    My next question is for further purification do you think I will start loosong a lot more crystals ?
    Depending on which I will decide to purify the current batch or make a larger new batch and then purify it.



  14. Okay, I made another attempt on Monday and felt confident that my first attempt was probably flawed by neophyte flubs. Without getting into that, I saw no crystallization on Tuesday or Wednesday and gave the experiment up for dead… then I took it out today and saw many tiny salt-like crystals stuck to the bottom and sides of the jar within the Naphtha; so I poured the Naptha into another jar and, as it dried, a decent amount of these crystals appeared in the jar. This is very encouraging as reason tells me that these are very likely DMT crystals….

    Now I have a new set of questions; what’s the best way to get all of the crystals out of the jar? In your instructions you mentioned using a rubber spatula to remove all the Naphtha ,but it seems more likely that you meant the DMT crystals(?). Next time I’ll use something with a wider mouth as mentioned in the comments above.

    I also have no idea what quantity of DMT I may have here. I understand that for a novice, 25 mg is recommended, but I just use conversion tables which say 0.005 of a teaspoon, which seems imprecise… I believe I have more than that though.

    Also, I’ll probably get a vaporizer of some sort eventually but, for now, I just plan on sandwiching in a little weed pipe.

    Any and all suggestions appreciated very much!



    • You should never use any phalaris grasses. Their are other chemicals in it that can poison you. Even with phalaris brachystachys. I grew a bunch of phalaris brachystachys and was going to use it and did a bunch of research. Come to find out there is other alkaloids in there that are very poisonis.


  15. In retrospect, my questions were stupid; obviously didn’t have a spatula but used a teaspoon with a long thin handle. Some of the crystals left some powder residue on the side of the jar, so I just reused Naphtha for another pull. It’s been nearly 48 hours and more crystals are there than the first batch already. I’ll add that to the first yield and order the appropriate scale and go from there.

    I’m proceeding with caution; looking at this like a marathon and not a sprint. I’ll probably just go a hit at a time and see where it takes me, rather than go for the full on experience the first time. From what I understand, three good draws and you’re good to go. Again, I’ll keep you apprised.

    Peace again


  16. Hi all,

    I’ve done my first extraction last week and from 100g mimosa I had 975mg of crystals.
    I didn’t got the powdered mimosa so I boiled it for 2 hours with 3 cups water, 1 cup vinegar to break down the cell structure. After that I added the base. And followed this methode. I also read that it’s good to ”wash” your DMT with amonia to get rid off impurities. Is that ok? After “washing” I still have 950mg left. Is this ok?


  17. Hi all,

    I’ve done my first extraction last week and from 100g mimosa I had 975mg of crystals.
    I didn’t got the powdered mimosa so I boiled it for 2 hours with 3 cups water, 1 cup vinegar to break down the cell structure. After that I added the base. And followed this methode. I also read that it’s good to ”wash” your DMT with amonia to get rid off impurities. Is that ok? After “washing” I still have 950mg left. Is this ok?


    • Washing with ammonia is not recommended as it may contain detergents or other chemicals which will interfere with extraction, create emulsions, and generally suck. If you used pure ammonia in water, then it should extract some impurities and then any residual ammonia will evaporate harmlessly (you know, if you don’t breathe it in). If you actually want to make pure white crystals than you should recrystallize in heptane, a process that is well documented at the usual sources (erowid, dmtnexus, etc).


  18. I did the entire process and let it dry for about 10 hours and when I drained it through the coffee filter, no crystals were left. Is it possible i didn’t let it dry long enough or something else?

    I used VM&P Naphtha

    I still have 50 grams left so I’m looking for tips for the next try


    • When you say let it dry do you mean let it freeze? It should’ve been in the freezer for 12 hours but crystals should’ve been there after a few hours.


    • I’ve seen a few people have issues with this but from what I understand it can take time. Also make sure when you add the lye to your spice and stir it make sure the pH is at 13 or the naphtha can’t do its thing properly. I think that’s something a lot of people are forgetting and can come back to bite you in the end. I’d buy a pack of pH test strips from amazon they are super useful for this type of TEK.


  19. Thank you for this awesome guide, it worked on my second attempt, the first attempt I picked the wrong containers to use.
    It sounded so complicated but turned out to be easier than baking a cake.


  20. Hi all. I’m currently gathering supplies for my first extraction using this tek. I’ve deviated from this slightly by using hexane as my non-polar solvent, does anyone know if I will have to adjust the specified quantities in any way, accounting for the use of hexane in place of naphtha??

    Also – I’m confused about the coffee filter step. When decanting the hexane post-freeze precipitation into a collection jar with a coffee filter (to catch any crystals in the solvent), do I then scrape out the remaining crystals from the jar and add them to the coffee filter to dry? What do I do with the remaining crystals stuck in the jar?

    I am extracting in 2 weeks time and I will detail every step I took and post my results.



    • Hexanes are essentially a purified form of naphtha with a narrower range of boiling points. I don’t know why you would elect to specifically source hexane unless you live somewhere that it’s easier to get than naphtha. I don’t know where detailed solubility data for a schedule 1 drug in hexane could be found, but I think it’s safe to say we don’t know if you should use more or less. The issue with using hexane may arise either from it being too good a solvent (won’t precipitate in a normal freezer, or at all) or too poor (requires large volumes at elevated temperatures to extract useful quantities which will precipitate out). Let us know how it goes! It’s probably safe to try smaller volumes and judge how many extra pulls you might need to do based on the color, however, the yellow color is not actually true DMT, but its oxide, which is active, but hard to crystallize. Naphtha dissolves the oxide as well as DMT in reasonable quantities at room temp, and drops them in the freezer; that is known. Hexane is just a specific, purified fraction of naphtha. Its properties as a solvent for clandestine chemistry are simply not as well documented, because naphtha is cheaper, readily available in most countries, and it works great.


  21. Just looking for some clarification before I try for the first time. With the first freezing part, is this to be done with a lid on or without?


    • I think its supposed to be done with a lid to prevent fumes from escaping but I don’t think its absolutely necessary. The only reason I could think of that you wouldn’t want to have one is so it evaporates but I’m not sure if naphtha would when its that could. Don’t quote me on that one though. But personally I just bought some cheap pyrex glass tupperware with those sealed snap on lids so I can cover it and uncover it easy instead of having to use plastic wrap with an elastic or something.


    • Oxidation of DMT exposed to air should be suppressed at freezing temperatures, and evaporation of naphtha might help crystallization, but you better be ready for petroleum vapor to attack everything in your freezer. Don’t recommend.


    • Hi guys, I last posted on 21/01/2020. My first ever extraction was successful however in the end I decided to use Cyb’s Hybrid Salted ATB Tek. I used hexane as my pulling solvent and only did 3 pulls instead of 5 and didn’t perform the ‘shake-then let separate’ steps as many times as prescribed before pulling (due to time constraints) however in the end I managed to extract 575 mg of DMT. I’m very pleased with my results as I managed over a 1% yield (used 50g of bark) even while not doing the full method… I also did my own research – changing parts of the method slightly.

      If you guys have any questions I will try my best to answer.


      Happy extractin’ 😄


    • Yea I’m pretty sure you can use heptane instead of naphtha but heptane needs to be colder into order to crash the crystals out (something like -18 as opposed to -10 or so for naphtha from what I understand). And apparently it evaporates faster than naphtha does if you’re the impatient type. Just google it and look on dmt-nexus forums there will be someone somewhere on there that has tried it before and posted the results.


  22. So I ended up with about 100 mg of crystals. I did my research and ordered a precision scale, glass pipes and a blue flame torch lighter to vape.

    Last night I had my wife watch an instructional with me to assist and sat down to see what happened next… at first I got agitated because my wife wasn’t holding the flame close enough to vape it and I was expending my lung capacity…. so I took the pipe, put the torch under it, took a big hit and immediately drew in lots of smoke…

    Now my intentions were to take the prescribed 3 hits for a breakthrough experience, but after holding the inhalation for only about ten seconds, all my doubts were sucked out of me and things went absolutely crazy!!! I saw the geometric patterns, the fractals…. it was beyond my wildest imagination!!! Despite my firmest resolution to stay calm and enjoy the trip, I kind of freaked when I was out of body and time; I remember struggling to recall what was supposed to happen from there because it really felt like all sense of reality and any sense of who I was was gone for good!!! I called for my wife, who had left the room, and when she came in to calm me, she appeared to be completely orange and distorted like a Van Gogh painting. Within a few minutes I was back to normal; sweating profusely, drained! I’m disappointed that I didn’t go the distance but I’m thrilled that I finally had the unbelievable experience and I’m definitely going back for round 2 very soon!!!

    The most perplexing thing to me is: how are people brave enough to take 3 big hits and stay calm when you literally feel like you’re out of your body??? I’ve never been afraid of dying and I’ve done all kinds of crazy things in my life, but how is it possible to not come unglued when that happens???!!!

    Lastly, I wanna thank the author of this article for sharing this enlightening information! I just turned 55 the other day, and although I hate and resist change as much as anyone, the value of collective intelligence isn’t lost on me…


  23. There’s a lot of CRAZY procedures in this world! This one is so simple it’s (almost) fool proof. The longer that one takes, yields high… Yield high my friends! Yield High! Take your time!


  24. So no vinegar is needed to do an acid wash with the MHRB before adding the sodium hydroxide? Just curious, there are other methods that say to simmer/boil the MHRB in water and vinegar at a low ph and then add your lye. Does this step not apply for some reason?


  25. Have you tried washing your solvent (containing your extract) with warm (50°c) distilled water a couple of times to get rid of some impurities before freezing it?


  26. Hello All
    Firstly, I would just like to clarify I have never tried extracting, nor have I bought anything yet and i am definitely not a scientist, however, I am very keen to give an extraction a go.
    I have read a number of different extractions and so far this seems to have the most positive responses.
    The main reason I am commenting is because in a number of extractions I’ve read they often put the Mimosa powder in a boiling pot with distilled water and vinegar in order to remove impurities by separating the DMT from the other plant alkaloids. As the impurities affect the outcome of the DMT purity.

    So my main question is; If I added the step of boiling the Mimosa powder with distilled water and vinegar and then continued using this Tek from after this step would the outcome of the DMT purity be affected in a positive, negative or anyway at all?


  27. Hi guys, I last posted on 21/01/2020. My first ever extraction was successful however in the end I decided to use Cyb’s Hybrid Salted ATB Tek. I used hexane as my pulling solvent and only did 3 pulls instead of 5 and didn’t perform the ‘shake-then let separate’ steps as many times as prescribed before pulling (due to time constraints) however in the end I managed to extract 575 mg of DMT. I’m very pleased with my results as I managed over a 1% yield (used 50g of bark) even while not doing the full method… I also did my own research – changing parts of the method slightly.

    If you guys have any questions I will try my best to answer.


    Happy extractin’ 😄

    ****P.S just posting again as I accidentally replied to a comment not relevant to what I was saying.



  28. hey thanks for the message. I followed all the instructions to a t, however I have been disappointed because when i poured it through the coffee filter i had no crystals there, i left it in the freezer overnight, do i need more time in the freezer? what could be wrong with it. please help thanks


  29. Thank you psychedelicscientist. The tutorial is great, and simple to follow. Shout out to Garga blarg blarg as well.

    Had a successful extraction on my first attempt, but got a pretty low yield on 50g of Mimosa powder (from the site you recommended). I now realize I missed the 3x mix/separate steps on my first go around. Second attempt was better, I got 650mg using 100g of Mimosa powder. I purchased a lab grade 10ml micro pipettor for $50 which makes the skimming process a lot easier and quicker. Hoping to get better yield next time!

    Good luck to everyone!


    • For a Higher Yield, I would recommend the Cybs A/B Salt Tek as the Tek shown here should only be used as a starting point in the world of DMT extraction.

      To get instructions for the higher yielding method you can just Google Cybs Salt Tek and it’ll be the first result from the Nexus.


  30. So I tired the DMT I previously harvest last night and have several amazing break-thoughts. I had initially used a glass bowl for weed with a filter, but could not vaporise the DMT properly. After some research I decided to use a Volcano that I had been using for weed, set it to 375F, and hit the inflate button when it hit 340F. I tired different amount of DMT and settled on about 50g. I used the following post as a guide:

    When I tired to go above 50g I started to get a harsh chemical taste, not sure if it’s naptha residue. Is there a way to rinse the DMT?


  31. I finished my first extraction and indulged in a smoke this evening. First time DMT experience. I took the three hits and got the pipe set down just in time.
    Wow! I’m aware that you should not have expectations which is kinda hard after reading so much about it..
    I half to say, my experience was in a word, “Harsh” .
    The colors were Halloweenish, very sharp geometric edges. I experienced, as others l have read do, a spirit presence. It was female tribal indeginous. I’m struggling with what to call it. Seems irritated with common terms. Anyway she was not impressed with me. Even irritated. Kinda scary except l wasn’t scared. I very easily could have been had l not prepared myself mentally to expect the unexpected. It was like l’ve been thinking l’m so cool and that l totally and sincerely empathize with the on going plight of indeginous peoples. What was communicated from this spirit presence, not in words but… you know, it was like, “Fuck you. You know nothing.”
    As l started coming out of it l was thinking, “Well l want to know.” So l took two more hits. The colors mellowed and the edges softened but she was still unimpressed. I just kept passing in and out of that plane. I would open my eyes and it seemed as though l was returning. Then l’d close my eyes again only to face the scorn of this spirit presence. I accepted that l must deserve this and went with it.
    I didn’t do the extra purification step. I wonder if purity or lack of, affects the experience. I’ m going to do it again and take the extra time for a cleaner product and hopefully a more pleasant experience. I didn’t get the astral travel experience at all. It was basically cartoons in a bad mood.


  32. I followed the instructions in this tek exactly. I had Crystal’s forming within a couple of hours. But l left the four jars with lids on in the freezer for 24 hours anyway. When l poured the naptha off through coffee filters all the Crystal’s stayed in the jars. I set the jars on paper towels upside down to drain off as much of the naptha as l could. When the filter dried there was nothing on it. I scraped as much product as l could from the jars. There’s still a lot to be scraped out but the spatula I got is too big and too soft of a rubber. What l did get out was 235mg. From
    50g of powdered MHRB. I’m going to get a narrower, stiffer spatula to scrape the rest of it out of the jars. I put 75mg in the pipe. My experience is described on my previous post.


  33. Dan Hopkins, if you read my post, I had the same experience… I did 3 successful extractions and all of them took 2-3 days for crystals to form.

    Elyod, I had the same issue with my first extraction then followed the advice of one of the previous posters and switched to a small glass bowl with a sealable lid and it was much easier!

    One thing I question is when people claim to take 3 or more hits by themselves…. personally speaking, I wouldn’t know what my own mouth was after 2 hits, let alone have the wherewithal to torch the pipe, hit it, then set it down…. I might have a better chance of doing my income taxes in my sleep!


    • Marty, l did take three hits, and l was alone. I tried to take them as quickly as l could. I was already hallucinating after the first hit. I had a bowl on each side of me. One to put the pipe in and the other to put the torch in. After the third it l barely got the pipe and torch set aside and l was off. When l came out of it the bowl with the torch in it was on the floor. I don’t know how it got there.
      As far as the experience goes, l didn’t get the out of body experience at all. Just intense colors and very sharp edged geometrics. I had the ceiling lights off. Just one dim table lamp. When l was peaking the ceiling lights were suddenly on and extremely bright. They hadn’t been turned on. The table lamp was also extremely bright. As if there was an amplified power surge
      I never got the sensation of even leaving the room. But l did feel and see a female presence. But only her shoulders neck and head and she was a cartoon. A live cartoon. And not a friendly one. It was a bazaar experience. I’m hoping for a more pleasant experience next time.


    • That’s freaking hilarious. I can’t wait to do it. Have everything needed, just been waiting for the time to do the extraction and then it’s on.


  34. Curious about smoking any residual lye and the caustic effects to sensitive tissues throughout the airway. Folks are mentioning “minimize how much lye while transferring Napthe layer”, seems that the small amount could be pretty damaging. Anyone with any theories on this? Clearly, the goal is to minimize transfer of lye, if any at all, but seems some may still get transferred while transferring the napthe layer?


    • You’ll know if you get any lye solution in your pipette, because it will be black versus the white/yellow naphtha. It’s very apparent. It will also separates in the pipette, so if you do get any it will settle to the bottom and you just squirt the little bit back into the solution bottle. I use disposable paper filters, and any lye solution gets stuck to the filter. Also, if you do the re-crystallization step, you have another chance at removing any of the lye solution to missed on the first go round. I just did my third batch and did the re-crystallization step for the first time, and was able to remove additional impurities.


  35. Doyle, it’s not that I don’t believe you… I do; but based on my single experience, it’s difficult to comprehend. One single hit (granted, it was a big hit!) and I was whooshed away in an instant. Lightening speed! I’m reading “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” now and learning how many variables may be involved explaining differences in experience though…

    Jeff, that’s a good question. One 32 oz jar, one 12 oz jar and one small bowl with a sealable lid works perfectly for me.


    • I didn’t get the out of body or astral travel experience at all. Just intense hallucinations , colors and sharp edged geometric fractal patterns.
      I’m wondering if it was because l didn’t do the extra purification step.
      Did you perform the extra purification?


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