Rosemary Oil Spain Rosmarinus officinalis

  • Description

    Rosemary oil is extracted from Rosmarinus officinalis, originally from Asia, but now cultivated in Mediterranean countries, in particular Spain (30-35 tonnes), Morocco (30 tonnes) and Tunisia (70 tonnes)..

    Rosemary has tiny pale blue blossoms from December through spring, and it can grow to close to 2 metres in height. During this time the plant is harvested and dried before distillation.

    Rosemary is very popular in the Mediterranean region as a culinary herb. Many dishes are cooked with rosemary oil and freshly plucked rosemary leaves. Rosemary essential oil is mostly extracted from the leaves. 

    Besides its culinary uses, rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide range of health benefits. The many benefits are thought to include, stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.

     

  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis
    • Origin: Spain
    • Crop Season: February - June
    • Plant/part used: Fresh flowering tops/leaves/herb
    • Method of extraction: Steam Distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8000-25-7
    • EINECS CAS: 84604-14-8
    • EINECS: 283-291-9
    • INCI Name: Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil
    • Appearance: Colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid
    • Organoleptic Properties: Herbal camphor woody balsam
    • Density: 0.895 - 0.920
    • Refractive index: 1.464 -1.473
    • Optical rotation: -5° to +8°
    • Chemical constituents: Pinene, Camphor, Borneol, Terpineol, Caryophyllene
    • Fragrance usage: max 10%
    • Flavour usage: max. 40 ppm
    • IFRA: Restricted by IFRA
    • Allergens: Contains fragrance allergens
  • Latest Market Information September 7, 2018

    The harvest season for rosemary is from July to August. Wild harvested and cultivated, the plant thrives in the clay and calcareous soils of southern Spain. Sources peg production yields at 35 kgs/ hectare. Weather conditions have been regular, and the market stable.

    Market prices Euro 72.00 /kilo
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