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NATURALS FROM INDONESIA – AN UPDATEJanuary 27, 2022

Ravi Sanganeria At the last IFEAT Conference in Bali in October 2019 I made a keynote presentation providing an overview of Indonesian essential oils and the many challenges and opportunities faced by the sector. Since then, the past two years have probably been the most difficult faced by the sector in living memory ...

Indonesian Clove MarketsSeptember 01, 2017

...weather conditions of heavy rainfall with thunderstorms during the previous first half of the year in the main producing regions of North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, East Java and West Java, then the next Indonesian clove crops will be impacted for at least the two coming years. Indonesia impacting on your essential oil prices? Well it’s quiet simple. By attracting local business and residents to return monies invested overseas at a reduced tax rate, the Indonesian government is hopeful that ...

Indonesia July 2016July 22, 2016

Currency Influence How is a local tax amnesty in Indonesia impacting on your essential oil prices? Well it’s quiet simple. By attracting local business and residents to return monies invested overseas at a reduced tax rate, the Indonesian government is hopeful that ...

Indonesian Nutmeg PlantationsJuly 20, 2015

...on the oil markets, often creating shortages as less product reached processors. The spices in their ground form are mainly used in the food processing industry, in particular for meat seasoning. Nutmeg is also often used in many sweet and savory dishes, especially in India and in many other culinary cuisines in Thailand, Japan and its native

Indonesia March 2017March 06, 2017

WEATHER ISSUES Storms and high rainfall have caused floods across various regions and have undermined harvesting and collection efforts for many products. The weather conditions in Indonesia are expected to remain poor until late March. Indonesia’s weather is ...

Indonesian Updates May 2016May 20, 2016

It’s all go go go in Indonesia at the minute. Thankfully the main exported products in Clove, Patchouli and Citronella are all stable which is great for the market! Unfortunately the same can’t be said for some other items like Nutmeg, Cananga and Vetiver so we’re bringing you this brief update to keep ...

Indonesia – El Niño & CurrencyOctober 23, 2015

...the prolonged dry period we feared takes its toll. Patchouli biomass and yields are down over 40% bringing an abrupt end a to a good period of stability. Local prices have suddenly increased and coupled with the appreciating Indonesian Rupiah, export prices have jumped. This scenario is unlikely to improve quickly ...

Citronella OilIndonesiaCymbopogon winterianus

Citronella Oil
Citronella oil is extracted from a grass (Cymbopogon winteranus) native to Sri Lanka and Java (Indonesia). The species Cymbopogon winteranus is used for the production of citronella oil by steam distillation. Citronella is commonly used in soaps, candles, perfumes and other products in the cosmetic industry. It is also a plant based, non toxic insect repellant, registered for this use in the ...