GC ANALYSIS – Helichrysum Italicum oil
Most important thing about helichrysum oil in addition to organic farmingis is GC analysis.
GC is type of chromatography used for separating and analyzing compounds , used in analytical chemistry show purity of a particular substance as well as the values of the individual substance. In the case of helichrysum oil analysis it proves its purity as well as quality, which is one of the basic conditions before buying helichrysum essential oil as well as other essential oils.
Because of its cost, immortelle is often diluted with cheaper ingredients if not completely counterfeit.
Therefore, it is extremely important that you buy essential oils from certified manufacturers, preferably directly from farms and distillates that are organically certified.
Here you will find GC analysis of Helichrysum oil from our plantation in 2016. An analysis was conducted at the Institute “Dr Josif Pancic” in Belgrade.
We also send our oil to the tests in different labs. One of that testing was done by Dr. Pappas a Ph.D. chemist at Essential Oil University.
The first analysis on the website is from sample collected by mixing all oil distilled in 2016.
( under “all oil” we mean the pattern of young plants, the pattern of the older plants from spring and autumn harvest. )
It is interesting to see how the value of the individual components changes depending on the time of harvest (Juny-July and October) and the age of the plant.
Since we are a young plantation (2015.) we wanted to take the opportunity to see the value of the oil at all stages of plant development and at different times of harvest. We think that this will allow us a better quality of oil in future harvests because we want studious approach the process of cultivating, harvesting and distillation. As analysis confirmed harvest time and the location and age of the plant, together with some other factors ( Distillation equipment and art of distillation ) certainly affect the quality of immortelle essential oil.
GC analyzes showed that each sample from our farm have one of the best results in important values. ( in the region. )
Oil is overall well balanced with high major components. (high in nery, italdiones, pinene and curcumene) ( we believe it is becouse our plantation is growing just like wild helichrysum italicum). With that in mind with 2016. and 2017. successful harvesting and distillation behind us, we cant wait for 2018. harvest.
Sample from total harvest in 2016. ( Juny-July, October, from young and older plants )
Sample from total helichrysum italicum harvest in 2016. – Dr. Pappas analysis – Essential Oil University
In October we have small harvest ( climate condition was not very good for size of plants but oil quality was very good )
Neryl acetate from these distillation was 13,99.
GC analysis below is from the OCTOBER HARVEST 2016 when we produce only 1kg of oil.
Next two analysis is from July harvest. We send two sample for analyse. One from younger plants with less flowers and other
from one year old plants with more flowers. Some components are completely different even though it is the same kind of plants
in the same soil under the same climatic conditions. We distilled a total of 4 kg of immortelle essential oil.
Here you can see sample from june – july 2016 harvest. ( 2 samples from plants at diferent stage of growth )
Also June – July 2016. harvest , but diferent age of plants.
From all of these analyzes it is apparent that components of oil is changing depending on the plant age , time of harvest and distillation.
Nevertheless, the unique climate and the position of our plantation that was built on the natural habitat of Helichrysum italicum
in all cases give a very high quality oil.
Immortelle oil from our plantation is not oil that is rich in only one component, but it is oil that is well-balanced and rich in all major components that helichrysum oil should have.
We will regularly post analysis of our helichrysum essential oil after each harvest, just like any other news from farm and in 2017 there will be a lot of things happening on the farm.