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  • plant fermentation with lactobacillus

    Posted by lindacupples on April 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm


    I’m hoping someone has some experience making their own plant extracts using lactobacillus.  I’ve made my lactobacillus but I’m not sure how to go about using it. Is there anyone who can offer me some guidance?


    chemicalmatt replied 4 years, 9 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • oldperry

    April 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    What benefits are you hoping to get from doing that?

  • lindacupples

    April 17, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    I would like to use these extracts in my skin care formulations so I can use fresh plant material grown on my farm. 

  • JonahRay

    April 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    @lindacupples I think @Perry is asking why you want to specifically ferment them using lactobacillus.

  • Herbnerd

    May 21, 2019 at 3:16 am

    lactobacillus will not extract anything from the plants; but what it will do is ferment any sugars to alcohol and lower the pH.

    Others doing this are purely doing so to offer the liquid that contains the probiotics; some will separate and dry and mill the plants.

    To be honest, there is no benefit to doing this other than claiming some marketing BS. The use of lactoferments is more of dietary use than cosmetic.

  • chemicalmatt

    May 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Yup, keep the lactobacillus in your yogurt, and use 100 proof vodka to extract those botanicals instead. Much better, much easier and you can always make martinis out of the extra solvent.

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