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    Helichrysum plantation, France
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    Helichrysum prior to harvest
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    Close up Helichrysum
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    Harvesting Helichrysum France July 2016
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    Helichrysum plantation mid harvest

Helichrysum Oil France Helichrysum italicum

  • Description

    The genus Helichrysum consists of an estimated 600 species, in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).

    Helichrysum italicum (also known as Helichrysum angustifolium) is steam distilled to produce a yellow-reddish essential oil popular in fragrance for its unique scent, best described as a mixture of caramel and florals notes. Angustifolium means narrow leaved. 

    Helichrysum angustifolium yields are very small ranging from as little as 0.08 to 0.18%.

    France is offering a viable alternative to the Croatian origin as harvesting restrictions over recent years in Croatia have resulted in a significant reduction in their annual production. Contrastingly France has been working to increase their capacities and will manage 200 kilo in their July 2016 harvest, an increase from 80 kilo in 2015.

    French Helichrysum Production from Ultra International BV on Vimeo.

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum
    • Origin: France
    • Crop Season: July - August
    • Plant/part used: Flowering tops
    • Method of extraction: Steam distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 91845-22-6
    • EINECS CAS: 8023-95-8
    • EINECS: 289-95-8
    • Appearance: Colourless to pale yellow liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Sweet, floral, rose, chamomile
    • Density: 0.875 - 0.925
    • Refractive index: 1.465 - 1.485
    • Optical rotation: -7° to +7°
    • Chemical constituents: α-Pinene, Limonene, β-Caryophyllene, Neryl Acetate
  • Latest Market Information March 28, 2018

    The production figures in 2017 reached almost 500 kg, a marked increase on the 200 kg in 2016 and 80 kg in 2015. Both Croatia and France would claim that their oils are better than the other one. As both are key growing areas, the production figures are inching up; and this may soften the price of the oils. With the growing demand in aromatherapy

    Market prices Euro 1750.00 /kilo
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