Buchu essential oil - Barosma betulina
Buchu betulina grows in the mountainous regions of South Africa. The leaves of this small shrub are dried and steam distilled to obtain a dark yellow, minty and camphoraceous oil. Dried leaves are also exported widely for the herb markets.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodMay - June
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorsfruity, green, minty, berry, blackcurrant, tropical, sulfureous
Common Applicationsstrawberry, mint, raspberry, blueberry, mango, peach, blackcurrant, guava, apric
AppearancePale yellow to yellow liquid
Optical Rotation-30.0 to 20.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4600 - 1.4900
Specific Gravity @20℃0.900 - 0.980
Flash Point ℃62°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.