This is a clarification of Cyb's Salt Tek, designed for people with minimal knowledge of chemistry and safety precautions. Read the entire tek before attempting, it will help you tremendously. I've revamped this tek because I feel that proper safety precautions are not advised in any others. This tek is designed to be safe, not the most effective, and for small amounts of Mimosa Hostilis. If you wish to extract large quantities, or to risk your life for some extra N,N-DMT, find another tek. This tek has an efficiency of 4%. You will extract 1g of N,N-DMT from 50g of Mimosa Hostilis. 50g of Mimosa Hostilis should cost you in the realm of $10-$20.
I am expecting some criticism about excessive safety precautions. I would remind you that Naphtha is simply a cocktail of undocumented organic compounds, many of which you do not want to be inhaling. Like other corrosive acids and alkalis, drops of sodium hydroxide solutions can decompose proteins and lipids in skin, eyes or other living tissues via amide hydrolysis and ester hydrolysis, which consequently causes chemical burns and may induce permanent blindness if it contacts your eyes.
All links are to Amazon. Scale proportions linearly with increased/decreased Mimosa Hostilis supply. The total cost of supplies will be in the area of $100-200, including chemicals. Further extractions can be done as-needed with a cost of about $15 per extraction. The required protective gear may seem intimidating, but if you follow this tek to the letter, you will have no problems. The cost may seem intimidating, but it's for your safety, and will allow you to extract DMT and other substances without worrying about exposure to dangerous chemicals.
You are risking your own safety by excluding or substituting any of these.
Chemical Resistant Gloves
Disposable Tyvek Hazard Suit
Can be substituted with reusable suit. Check resistance to Sodium Hydroxide and Naphtha.
Reusable Full Faceplate Respirator
These will make your life a bit easier.
Personnel: I do not recommend performing the extraction alone.
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes, keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention immediately. Finish by rinsing thoroughly with running water to avoid a possible infection.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Cold water may be used. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention immediately.
Mouth: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention immediately.
Eyes: High vapor concentration or contact may cause irritation and discomfort. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Skin: Brief contact may cause slight irritation. Skin irritation leading to dermatitis may occur upon prolonged or repeated contact. Can be absorbed through skin. Promptly wash the contaminated skin with soap and water. If this chemical penetrates the clothing, promptly remove the clothing. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Mouth: Aspiration hazard if liquid is inhaled into lungs, particularly from vomiting after ingestion. Aspiration may result in chemical pneumonia, severe lung damage, respiratory failure and even death. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Seek medical attention immediately.
Inhalation without respirator: Vapors or mists from Naphtha can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs, and can cause signs and symptoms of central nervous system depression, depending on the concentration and duration of exposure. If a person breathes vaporous Naphtha, move the exposed person (or yourself) to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped, perform artificial respiration. Keep the affected person warm and at rest. Get medical attention immediately.
Most organic compounds present in Naphtha depress the functioning of the nervous system. However, the effects of each inhalant are difficult to determine because Naphtha is made up of many different chemicals and each person may breathe in different amounts of each chemical. Nevertheless, these chemicals do have significant effects on the nervous system, skin, liver, kidneys, and blood.
Some of the effects of exposure are similar to those of alcohol. The immediate effects vary depending on concentration and length of exposure. They include:
Long term inhalation of Naphtha can cause:
WARNING: NAPHTHA IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE UNDER PRESSURE. DO NOT EXPOSE TO OPEN FLAMES.
Assemble your table if necessary. Lay our tarp over the table. If you have extra length, fold it under the table. You do not want to step on the tarp and send everything flying. If you are using a double burner, place it on the table and plug it in. If you are not, good luck with the stove. Keep your Naphtha as far away from the burner as possible. Your Naphtha, if stored properly, does not need to be on the table or near you.
Don your full protective gear before continuing. It is recommended that you perform the extraction in a very well ventilated and cool area. Your gear is going to get hot. You should not remove your respirator for two hours after you have ceased leaking vaporous Naphtha into the area. Six hours if the area is not well ventilated. Ensure that your emergency eyewash station is close to you.
Organize everything to avoid delays. Take an inventory of everything that is required before beginning.
Weigh the bark. We want 50 grams of powdered bark. If our bark is shredded, grind it to powder. Place the bark in our mixing bottle, use the funnel if necessary.
Measure 200mL of de-ionized or distilled water (herein 'water'), add 60mL distilled white vinegar (herein 'vinegar'), place this solution in a pot. Use our thermometer to bring the solution just past it's boiling point: 213°F or 100.5°C. Pour our acidic solution into the mixing bottle.
Pour tap water into our pot. We will be placing out mixing bottle in this so don't fill it too high. Bring the water to a boil, then TURN OFF the burner and UNPLUG it. The water should not be too hot to touch, just warm. You do not need to reheat the water until it has sat at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Shake our mixing bottle well and place it in the pot. Leave it to soak for 1-2 hours.
While we're waiting for our bark to soak out, place 100mL of distilled or de-ionized water in our second pan, and heat it to 190°F or 87°C. It should not boil. Weigh 30 grams of salt and stir until it's fully dissolved.
Once our mixing bottle has been soaking for 1-2 hours, pour our second pot's contents (saline solution) into the bottle. Use the funnel if necessary.
Never pour hot water onto Sodium Hydroxide. If you spill Sodium Hydroxide, neutralize it with vinegar. Immediately abort operation and dispose of the tarp if spillage is confined to our extraction area. If the spillage is off of our tarp, you will have to contact a company that cleans hazardous materials. You will kill yourself if you are not careful here.
Weigh 50 grams of Sodium Hydroxide. Take a spare jar or the 600mL beaker and pour 200mL of COLD distilled or de-ionized water into it. SLOWLY add the 50 grams of Sodium Hydroxide to the water and stir with a metal utensil or glass stirring rod until fully dissolved.
DO NOT POUR WATER ONTO SODIUM HYDROXIDE. IT WILL REACT VIOLENTLY. ADD SODIUM HYDROXIDE TO THE WATER.
Carefully and slowly add our water/Sodium Hydroxide solution to the bottle. Use the funnel if necessary.
Carefully and slowly add another 140mL of de-ionized or distilled water to the bottle. Use the funnel if necessary.
Our solution should be around 700mL total. Cap the bottle and shake it well. The solution should become very dark. Place the bottle back in the pot and soak for another 1-2 hours, re-heating the pot as necessary. Shake the mixture every 15 minutes.
Measure out 50mL of Naphtha and pour it into the bottle. Use the funnel if necessary. Recap the bottle and roll the mixture in a figure 8 pattern for 20-30 seconds.
UNCAP THE BOTTLE MOMENTARILY TO NORMALIZE THE BOTTLE'S INTERNAL PRESSURE. RECAP AFTERWARDS. If you do not do this, your bottle will explode. Place the bottle back in our pot and leave for ~1-1 1/2 hours until the Naphtha separates. Repeat the shake/waiting for separation FOUR TIMES. Separation will take less time after the first, it should take you around 45 minutes to complete the remaining 4. DO NOT ADD ADDITIONAL NAPHTHA UNTIL AFTER NAPHTHA EXTRACTION (below), RELEASE PRESSURE BETWEEN SEPARATIONS.
Carefully use our glass baster to suck out the top layer of Naphtha. Do NOT suck out any of the basified (darker, lower layer) mix. Do NOT disturb the basified mix. Be patient. When it becomes difficult to separate without sucking basified mix, use the 3mL pipettes if you purchased them. (see optional equipment above)
If you did not buy the pipettes, suck out the Naphtha and as little basified mix as possible. Place it in our spare jar for later disposal.
Squirt our Naphtha into one of our glass dishes. On our first pull, the solution should appear milky. Later pulls will become progressively more clear, and possibly yellow. This is OK.
Use our plastic wrap to completely seal the dish, making it as airtight as possible. Immediately move the dish to the freezer. Leave the dish in the freezer for 12-18 hours. The longer the better. Do not open your freezer during this period of time unless it is absolutely necessary.
Add another 50mL of Naphtha and repeat the above four more times. You want five pulls in total, minimum. Do not attempt more than eight pulls total, the product will be too contaminated to be useful.
~~finishing wikifying rest of the tek later~~