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    Patchouli Leaves (Pogostemon cablin)
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    Patchouli transported to distillation
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    Patchouli plantation
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Patchouli Oil Indonesia Pogostemon cablin

  • Description

    Patchouli oil is produced by steam distillation of the dried leaves of Pogostemon Cablin.

    The plant is native to tropical regions of Asia, and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as West Africa.

    Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of patchouli, accounting for over 80% of the global market. Patchouli is a perennial species that thrives in warm tropical climates. Current annual production volumes are around 1,000-1,200MT with market demand calculated to be around the same.

    Over recent years there has been a shift in regional supplies of patchouli between the different islands of Indonesia. Historically we have associated Java and Sumatra with our patchouli but today Sulawesi represents around 80% of total raw material available. To understand more as to why and how this can affect qualities please read our Elementary Essential Oils report.

    Ultra with PT Van Aroma as our production partner are the world's largest exporter and producer of Indonesian Patchouli Oil.

    Available grades include 'Dark', 'Light' (iron free) and 'M.D.' (molecular distilled) with P.A. (patchouli alcohol) content ranging from 29PA - 34PA. 

     Read our latest report on Indonesia presented in October 2015 at the IFEAT conference in Sri Lanka, titled 'Indonesia - Current & Future Market Dynamics'

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  • Product Details

    • Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin
    • Origin: Indonesia
    • Crop Season: All Year
    • Plant/part used: Leaves
    • Method of extraction: Steam Distillation
    • TSCA CAS: 8014-09-3
    • EINECS CAS: 84238-39-1
    • EINECS: 282-493-4
    • INCI Name: Pogostemon cablin oil
    • Appearance: Brownish orange to clear depending on grade
    • Organoleptic Properties: Woody, old wood, dry, earthy, weed, balsamic, spicy, minty
    • Density: 0.950 - 0.975
    • Refractive index: 1.505 - 1.515
    • Optical rotation: -48° to -65°
    • Chemical constituents: Patchouli alcohol, Alpha-Bulnesene, Alpha-Guaiene, Caryophyllene, Alpha-Gurjunene pogestol
    • REACH: Registered
  • Latest Market Information October 1, 2022

    Unfavourable weather conditions have resulted in low yields. Most farmers are not distilling oil due to the losses incurred. Supply has come down both in terms of the quantity and quality of the oil. Large exporters are influencing market prices by holding purchases.

    Market price : USD 39.00 (Dark) /kilo | USD 40.00 (Light) /kilo | USD 42.00 (MD) /kilo
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