ESSENTIAL OILS PRODUCTION
Our range of essential and Spice oils:
Essential oils -Natural Plant and botanical derivatives from Plant Leaves, bark, roots ,fruits and flowers or seeds.
Spice oils are basically extracts from the spice seeds or spice plant parts... and they are 100 percent pure extracts that retain the full body and flavor profile of the particular spice.
Essential Oils Production:
Different processing methods are required to extract essential oils from different plants.
Cold Press extract:
This method uses pressure to physically squeeze the oil from the plant tissue. This method is practical for fruits and seeds because of the unique oil bearing structure of the fruits and seeds.
Steam Distillation :
A large selection of oils are extracted using steam distillation, during which the plant material is processed with steam. As the plant tissues break down, the essential oils and water vapor are released, which are condensed and cooled. The volatile essential oil condenses, separates and is isolated through the seperators.
Several Methods are used to purify the oil mixture to get to the 99and above purity percentages.
Solvent extraction is used when the odorous properties of delicate flower and plant material would be altered or destroyed by steam or water distillation or when a plant, for instance rose absolute and jasmine contains very little oil, making steam or water distillation impractical. Solvent extraction produces a concrete which in turn is refined into an absolute. To produce a concrete, the plant material is gradually saturated with a hydrocarbon solvent. The solvent dissolves the plants constituents including essential oils, fatty acids and waxes. After the solvent is distilled off the remaining constituents make up the concrete. The essential oil is extracted from the other constituents with alcohol. The fatty acids and waxes are not alcohol soluble so they're left behind. A secondary distillation then removes the alcohol, leaving the absolute oil behind.
Among the latest entry into the segment of extraction to provide absolute pure botanical oils is the carbon di oxide extraction process. In this process CO-2 in liquified form is passed through the plant tissue under pressure and the extracted product is allowed to pass through fractionating columns where CO-2 is removed to produce an absolute pure extract.
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