Asia Plantation Capital has been developing sustainable, organic, Patchouli oil production on its plantations since early 2011. Patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which regrows) allowing the leaves to be harvested, sustainably, every 3 to 4 months and in cycles of 3 to 4 years before replanting.
Independent analysts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo, have certified the recent harvest and production of Patchouli oil, by Asia Plantation Capital, on its plantations in Sri Lanka as premium grade.
When analysed via mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil tested positive for the major compounds of Patchouli oil.
Of these compounds, Patchouli alcohol is the main constituent, which determines the quality of the oil. Consequently, the price of the Patchouli oil strongly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.
Spectrometry results clearly indicate the high content of patchouli oil (0.53%) and patchouli alcohol (54.56%) in the oil sample, which was taken after the distillation process. A patchouli alcohol content of over 30% is considered excellent quality.
We can supply from own sustainable plantations patchouli oils from Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and starting 2015 Malaysia.