The production of oil does not have to be done in an oil milling plant especially if the amount is minimal or the person going to use it does not want the extraction to be done using solvents or even pressure. When oil from a variety of seeds is extracted using solvents there may be some residue of the chemicals left in the oil which may be harmful to the health of those consuming it. It is for this reason that some people resort to making their own oil using a home oil press. This simple machine is used to produce oil from a variety of seeds through pressing them in ram or screw presses.
To be able to make homemade oil requires an oil press that can easily be constructed in the comfort of the home. The materials that are needed can be found locally from stores that auto parts and other stores as well. Some of the materials needed include metal cylinder, piston and a floor jack that weighs three tons. The bottom of the metal cylinder at the bottom is closed off using the piston, while the floor jack provides the pressure needed for the extraction of the oil from seeds.
For oil to be pressed from the ground seeds using the home oil press, they are placed in the metal cylinder which has holes drilled onto it at the bottom. The piston is then placed into the cylinder with a pipe welded onto it so that it fits into its centre with two other pipes fixed onto it for contraption and for the oil to flow through as well. Finally, the floor jack is placed on the cylinder and then pumped using the hand so that the pressure produced pushes oil out the holes.