Solventless Extracts

we take the quality of our medicine seriously


The Hawaiian Ethos product development team has done extensive research on the most responsible and safe methods of production for each of our products. All of our extracts, including those that go into our vape cartridges, are solventless. This means that we only use water, heat and pressure to extract cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids from the plant, beginning to end.


solventless vs. solvent-free

We feel it is also important for the community to understand the difference between solventless and solvent-free. Solventless means no solvents were ever used in the production of the medicine. Solvent-free is a term used to describe a cannabis extraction process that uses either ethanol, butane, CO2, or other known solvents to extract cannabinoids from the plant. The solvents are then ‘burned off’ or evaporated, leaving a cannabinoid isolate extract with no terpenes or flavonoids.

Many solvent-free production procedures include introducing outside terpenes, flavors, or fillers to make the product taste better and/or get to the right consistency. All of these factors have been investigated as potential causes of illness. In contrast, Hawaiian Ethos products have always been solventless vs. solvent-free. 

To read more about our extraction process and vape products:

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