Not long ago, I started making a glycerine extract using fresh cucumber. It has been agitated daily for about 10 days, and is now ready to be strained and bottled.
Even though straining is pretty straightforward, I thought I'd share this final process with you.
The Final StepsTo strain and bottle a glycerine extract, you'll need:
- Container to strain into (choose something you can easily sterilize and pour from)
- Filter of some type (coffee filters will do, but I used a doubled-up piece of silk jersey)
- Containers for your extract
Place the funnel into the container and line it with your chosen filter.
Strain the glycerine.
below: the strained glycerine. As you can see, it has hardly taken on any color from the cucumber.
It has, however, taken on the most wonderfully fresh scent of cucumber - enough to get me all excited about using this lovely liquid in a formula!
Final step: transfer to your final container (colored glass or PET plastic). Because my bottle supply is on the low side at the moment, the extract had to be packaged in 4 smaller bottles.