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Quality


The analysis of citrus essential oils must enable a thorough evaluation of the oil quality, which is linked to the presence of specific components. The most commonly applied analytical methods in our laboratories are as follows:

  • - Gas chromatography (GC-FID)
  • - Gas chromatography chiral (GC-FID)
  • - Thin layer chromatography (TLC)
  • - High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC - UV)
  • - Specific gravity
  • - Optical rotation
  • - Refractive index
  • - Analysis of CD
  • - Analysis of Citral
  • - Analysis of peroxides
  • - Analysis of residue

For additional analysis we rely on external accredited laboratories. Our essential oils are ‘food grade’ and are suitable for any use in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries in compliance with all recognized international standards.