Description of Buchu Leaf Oil

Buchu is a uniquely fragrant herb endemic to the Western Cape of South Africa. For centuries, the botanical has been sought-after by local populations and international buyers alike, renowned for its rarity and purported health benefits. Today, buchu oil plays an integral role in the global flavor and fragrance industry, providing an excellent modifier to cassis, raspberry, mango, grapefruit, and other “tart-fruity” profiles. Buchu’s powerful diffusive properties also work well in a wide range of colognes and chypre bases, adding to the material’s overall versatility.

Aroma & Flavor of Buchu Leaf Oil

When smelled neat, buchu oil has an intensely pungent and sulfuric aroma, with green and leafy notes that can be quite overbearing. However, in small doses, buchu can greatly enhance or add to other aromatics.

Botanical Name of Buchu Leaf Oil

Barosma betulina

Appearance of Buchu Leaf Oil

Pale Yellow Liquid





EXTRACTION method of Buchu Leaf Oil

Steam Distillation

Refractive Index of Buchu Leaf Oil

1.4730 - 1.4770 @ 20C

Specific Gravity of Buchu Leaf Oil

0.9050 - 0.9300 @ 25C

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