Plants as Natural Source of Perfumery Materials and their use in Perfumes and Flavours

Saplay, Kishore M.
June 2008
Chemical Business;Jun2008, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p31
Trade Publication
The article discusses plants as a natural source of raw materials for perfumes and flavours. It notes that the essential oils extracted from plants are natural volatile oils that are dependent upon the existing constituents. It stresses the importance of harvest of the plants at the correct time in the quality and yield of the oil. It cites methods on how to distill essential oils which include water distillation, steam distillation as well as water and steam distillation.


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