Essential oil of Rosemary of Tunisia

Mode of obtaining

Essential oils obtained by hydro distillation of the stems of romarinus officinalis L. (Labiées) i.e. by distillation with naked fire of the flowered branches gathered in a wild state. 


External Medicinal and interns : disinfecting properties, tonic action and cholagogue. Culinary aromatic, perfumery.

Odor Powerful, rural, cineol Density with 20°C   0,907 to 0,920
Color  Colorless with yellow very pale Capacity rotator  -2° to + 5°
Aspect  mobile liquid , limpid Index of refraction to 20°C 1,464 to 1,470
P. of production  Tunisia Point éclair  +43°C


Product 100% pure and natural
N° CASE (TSCA)      : 8000-25-7
N° CASE (EINECS) : 84604-14-8
N° FDA       : 182.20
N° CoE        : 406
N° FEMA    : 2992

N° EINECS : 283-291-9
FCC              : indexed
Monograph RIFM
Restriction IFRA    : No

the majority component of the essential oil of rosemary of Tunisia is the cinéole 1,8 (eucalyptole).It is mainly accompanied by a and ß pinenes, camphene and camphor. 
This chemical composition is standardized (AFNOR) as follows : 
a pippin :9 to 14%, camphene 2,5 to 6% 
ß pippin : 4 to 9%, myrcéne 1 to 2% 
momene : 1,8 to 4% cineol 1,8%: 38 to 55% 
p.cymène :0,8% to 2,2% camphor: 5 to 15% 
acetate of bornyl : 0,1 to 1,6% 
a terpineol : 1 to 2,6%, bornéol : 1,5 to 5% 
verbénone : 0,0 to 0,4% 
Of other components can be detected among which : terpenic hydrocarbons (tricyclene,
a fenchene, sapience, 3caréne, a paradiméthyl styrene, a phellanciéne, a terpinéne., cis and trans octmene, terpinolene) and sesquiterpenic (a humulene, a ylangene, ß ß caryophylene, a copaene, germacrene D, d cadinene) as well as oxygenated derivatives, octene -1, ol-3, octanone-3, finalol, isopulégol, pinocamphone, tepinéne 4ol, myrténal, acetate isopulégol, pinocamphone, tepinéne 4ol, myrténal, acetate isobornyle, oxide of caryophylene.


There are very small distillers who produce in the handicraft apparatuses, a few tens of kilos of gasoline, but the major part of the production is distilled in stills of large capacity (3000 liters and more) installed for the duration of the countryside by the principal contractors. It is them also which organize the teams of gatherers made up of peasants and shepherds who ensure the cut of rosemary the sickle.  
This seasonal work represents a complement of significant income for the local populations.

Stockage -Transport - Handling

Conditions of  storage : To preserve preferably in containers closed, quite full, safe from the air, light, at stable and moderated temperature. 

Labelling: Xn (Nocif), R10, R65, S62 
Transport: Class 3 (liquids inflammables UNI 169).

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