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A Unique Distillation Process

The Florihana distillery has developed a highly innovative technology called "flash détente", developed and perfected in its own laboratory.
This process is unique in the world of aromatherapy and cosmetics.

The results went far beyond our expectations. We have managed to perform steam distillations at very low temperatures - between 40 ° C and 80 ° C.
The volatile elements are driven to much lower temperatures than their boiling point, which prevents their decomposition and thus maintains the characteristics of molecules very similar to those produced by plants.

Hydrolats & Microbiological Cleanliness

Florihana has been filtering hydrolats for more than 10 years. Our facility allows us to guarantee microbiological cleanliness thanks to our stainless steel and glass system and our bottle filling procedure which includes the disinfection of all our bottles and caps with organic alcohol.

The major advantage of our process is that we avoid the contact between our hydrolats and any unclean surfaces that might result in the contamination of the final product. We systematically do microbiological testing on all batches and publish the results on the analysis reports for each product.

Cosmetic Laboratory

For several years, we have wanted to develop a range of cosmetics that would use more than 50% of certified organic ingredients. All our cosmetic products are designed and manufactured in France, in our own laboratory with meticulous attention to quality.

Dermatological tests are routinely performed on all formulas.
We guaranty the absence of pesticides, phenoxy ethanol and phthalates. All of these analyses are performed by a third-party laboratory.
We refuse to use hazardous or non-biodegradable raw materials, as well as parabens, synthetic fragrances, nanoparticles, silicones, ethers, glycol, PEG, etc.

We are going beyond the standards imposed by Ecocert, COSMEBIO and COSMOS using:

At least 99 % and not 95 % of non-natural ingredients of the total ingredients.

An airless packaging made in France and 100 % recyclable to protect the products.

At least 50 % and not 10 % ingredients from organic agriculture on the total ingredients.

Our laboratory

With over 10 years of experience in the distillation of aromatic and medicinal plants, the Florihana distillery is committed to strict quality control.
We have high quality standards for our manufacturing, filling and packing process.

All the products are controlled according to our quality policy: All our batches are traceable from the manufacturing process to the delivery.

Laboratories Activities

• Control of raw material packaging and finished products according to the regulations

• Internal analyzes: organoleptic analysis, physicochemical and microbiological analysis.

• These analyses are made by a third-party laboratory: gas chromatography (determination of fatty acids, essential chemotypes etc.)

Guarantee of Traceability

The distillery is equipped with the SAP software to ensure optimal traceability.
From distillation to delivery, all steps are clearly defined and controlled by 2D barcodes. We also guarantee the traceability of each product thanks to the batch numbers written on the label and on all invoices. The Analyses and GC-MS are available on www.florihana.com on each product page in the section “Technical documents”.

Packaging

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles used for hydrosols and vegetable oils have been selected for its protection against UV rays, impact resistance during shipping, low weight (reduction of fuel consumption during shipping) and its impermeability to aromatic molecules. It is 100 % recyclable and its recycling cost is very low.

The recycling process of PET bottles uses on average 60 % less energy than traditional plastic bottles.

All glass bottles used for essential oils are 100 % recyclable. The metallic boxes used for packing essential oils are also 100 % recyclable.