Production and extraction
Rose geranium is a fast-growing perennial shrub with over 300 recorded varieties – yet only a few of those produce an essential oil.
A heavily aromatic plant, its aroma is released simply by brushing its velvety-soft leaves. The flowers, which range from white to pink are delicate and are not the key component for harvesting.
Fairoils’ project is located close to the equator, in ideal growing conditions, which means the crop can be harvested every four months -delivering three harvests per year for our Kenyan farmers. The crop is harvested on the first sign of flowering, when oil yields are high.
Fairoils processes its rose geranium oil in its own central processing facility on-site within the Mount Kenyan projects. Fairoils distils the harvested biomass with wet-steam generated by bio-mass boilers run on bio-waste briquettes.
Rose Geranium oil has a complex composition which varies according to altitude and climatic conditions. The oil Fairoils produces in Kenyan Highlands is rich in geraniol, citronellyl formate and citronellol. Fairoils supplies all the relevant technical and quality documents on request.
Packaging: 5kg, 25kg & 180kg drums