wikiHow to Ozonate Olive Oil

If you have decided to ozonate or oxidize (rancidize[1]) olive oil at home, the process of adding ozone to olive oil turns it into a gel-like substance some believe can cure some ailments.


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    Purchase an ozone generator.
    • There are many types of ozonators on the market. Some come with complete set-ups of generators, aerators and storing jars. Others you need to buy the pieces separately.
    • Generators should use either a pure oxygen source from an oxygen taken or pipe in natural oxygen. A generator with pure oxygen intake will produce stronger ozonated oil.
  2. 2
    Fill the jar that came with the generator with the amount of olive oil recommended in the owner’s manual.
  3. 3
    Use the tube provided to connect the aerator and generator.
  4. 4
    Turn the pump and generator on. Some units will have one power switch that controls both units.
  5. 5
    Listen for a bubbling sound.
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    Smell the air. You should be able to smell a distinctly clean or fresh smelling air different from your surrounding air.
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    Put the aerator into the olive oil jar, and watch for tiny bubbles to form.
    • Larger bubbles are a sign that the generator isn’t working properly or as effectively as it should. The smaller bubbles are needed to create a more pure ozonated olive oil.
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    Ozonate olive oil for the recommended time on the owner’s manual.
    • All generators differ, but most will require about one hour to ozonate the oil depending on the amount being processed.
    • Generators that boast a constant operation can be used for longer periods of time, but caution should be taken because they can heat up and harm the oil that has already been ozonated.
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    Take the aerator out, and store the ozonated olive oil in the jar with a tightly shut lid.
    • Keep the oil in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.
    • The above procedure is to make partly charged ozonated (rancid) olive oil, which will always remain in a liquid form. A fully charged ozonated olive oil will last up to 10 years and more when refrigerated.


  • Some say partially ozonated olive oil can be ingested to cleanse the liver. However, there is no scientific reference for such a claim. The practice of ingesting a rancid oil can be dangerous and should be discussed with a physician before trying.
  • Even with constant ozonation, oil can’t be turned into a solid with machines that don’t have a cooling function. Generators without cooling capabilities create a partially ozonated oil that can be used as a topical. To get a thicker olive oil gel, a machine with cooling capabilities must be used.
  • Ozonated olive oil can be used as a skin care product applied liberally, left on for several minutes and removed completely.
  • Never use a plastic container to ozonate oil. Always use glass containers. Using plastic with an ozone machine will create a water condensation in your ozonated oil.
  • It's best to produce ozone from oxygen to increase solubility of ozone into the oil, and reduce impurities in the final product.


  • Ozonation oxidizes the oil to undesirable aldehydes. Check with your doctor before taking such an oil internally or applying it on open wounds/infections.

Things You'll Need

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Ozone generator

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