Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil Corsica

News 

20th March 2019
We are now 4 months away from production. Please find below our update valid from today :

-Vintage oil remaining from 2018 Campaign : we have 32 kg in stock at March 20th that you can purchase at GBP sterling ( inclusive of DHL transport in all cases ):
  • Up to 2.5 kg : £ 2650 / kg
  • 2.5 kg up to 5 kg : £ 2590 / kg 
  • 5 kg + up to 10 kg : £ 2545 / kg 
Payment in full before expedition by wire bank transfer. Please email us before hand your request.

-Cultivated oil for  2019 Campaign : we have 69 kg still available  that you can purchase by reservation at GBP sterling ( inclusive of DHL transport in all cases ):
  • Up to 2.5 kg : £ 2750 / kg
  • 2.5 kg up to 5 kg : £ 2690 / kg 
  • 5 kg + up to 10 kg : £ 2645 / kg
At time of writing you need to pay £600 / kg ordered to reserve your oil with balance shortly before expedition in July 2019. When your reservation fee is received we will send your final invoice that reflect the above . Thank you



20th February 2019
Please find below available oil to be reserved now.
  • Oil from cultivated in stock now : 10 kg Analysis 2018 here  ( interested to view our analysis for 2017 ?)
  • Oil from wild crop in stock now : 0 kg sold out
  • Wild crop available to reserve for this summer : 0 kg all sold by reservation
  • Cultivated oil available to reserve for this summer : 75 kg is what left to reserve out of a 375 kg anticipated production . We will publish in mid July the exact availability, hopefully higher than this, but for security reason we always under estimate our production in order not to have over booking...
Price update : A number of factors have been taken in account for our price update >>>
  • Rain since July 2018 has been very poor in Corsica and unless we have good rain in Spring, the bad news is the yield will be affected to about 20% with a production under 400 kg . Good news is  drier crops produce higher quality with Neryl Acetate over 40% !!
  • Exchange : We pay all our staff and families collecting plants ( cultivated or in the wild ) in Euro. Also we sell in pound Sterling from the UK. Brexit unfortunately create insecurity and an hostile environment for exchange versus Dollars $ and Euro €.
  • Reservation : From Monday 4th February 2019 the price for our 75 kg left to sell is fixed at £2650 / kg. But according to the level of your reservation ( 3, 5, or 10 kg + we can negotiate a little volume discount. Do not leave it too late as every year at time of production ( June and July ) prices are around £2900 / kg even more according to the high level of Neryl Acetate, the highest in the world in Corsica...
  • More infos here... and MSDS .

17th January 2019
We would to wish all of you a great year with health, joy & happiness .At time of posting this we have only 30 kg left .

26th July 2018
We have produced nearly 460 kg of E.O in 2018 campaign ( ab 10% collected in the wild ).

24th June 2018

-Australia: We had a call from our freight forwarder telling us that new regulations have been imposed to all companies for export to Australia. We are liaising with their Embassy and regret not to be able to make expedition to this country until the situation becomes resolved.

15th June 2018

-Corsica : Collection of plants in the wild have started last week and the first distillation with expedition took place already. \one more to go.
All production to address distillation is in progress too with 100 kg already made and expedited. \weather has been very kind and oil quality is better than ever . We still have a little to sell for late orders





31st May 2018
What a difference with only 3 months ago !!



29th May 2018

We had lots of rain and we are grateful as it was much needed. Weather has been excellent for May and harvest with distillation seems to be earlier by 3 weeks compare to last year, more for the wild crops.
GDPR is now in effect in Europe since the 25th of May officially. We understand partially how it works and what we are suppose to do. We know that is is intimately linked with privacy and it is good as spam was too much. I think that a bubble is burst ! I have cleared as a result my in box removing ALL emails dated years and kept only what is related with existing customers with invoices etc as it is mandatory legally in the UK . We need to keep it 7 years.
However we have changed our way of working . What we will do is :

-Informing customers (here) or directly if absolutely needed of our operation, news etc.
-We will email no prospects any more like as we did before. Should you have any question please use our contact form and we will answer by return. Of course all orders are and will be honored with updates sent accordingly. Business is as usual.

Stock : we have now almost sold out all production ( except oil from our Balkan's partners) by reservation. Please contact us for any last orders or use our shop online to buy modest amounts. We still have free freight offers available


17th February 2018

The weather this year so far in France and for the rest of Europe has been quite chaotic.

Helichrysum is a robust plant and will survive easily but the combination of low rain since September 2017 and the snow in February and March 2018 will have a consequence for the yield and total production achieved. We anticipate this year to be 20% down in volume ( around 330 kg compared with 410 kg in 2017 ) . The good news is that without water the plant finds its way deeper down and the lack of water increase the quality level. We think that our Neryl Acetate level will be around 40%+ this year.

Our 12 helichrysum cultivated fields have been affected by the low temperatures & “burnettes” ( left ) had to be used this year again mainly at night in order to warm up the air & the frosted ground. Cost is of course extremely high ( around 3 € per night & per unit )
We would once again recommend you to reserve your oil now if possible.
This will help us with cash-flow as from September to July each year we have no income & high outgoings with equipment, material, etc. It would enable you to  secure your E.O availability & price [ not yet updated ( it will be very early April...) ].