Ruh Motia(Jasminum sambac)/Traditional Distillation India

Ruh Motia(Jasminum sambac)/Traditional Distillation India


In India there is a centuries old tradition of distilling several aromatic plants to produce what is called a Ruh or pure essence. The equipment for preparing the Ruh is the same as used as for attars-that is copper distilling and receiving vessels connected by a bamboo pipe that is totally encased with a thick cord(for insulation) made of a local type of grass. There is not condensor as is used in modern distillation, the aromatic steam generated by heating the water in which the aromatic plants sit passing directly through the bamboo pipe into the receiver which itself is sitting in a cool water bath.
The amount of pure oil produced is very small and is done so over several days as the pure oil is siphoned off, the aroma ladened hydrosol from the first days distillation is added to the next days distillation, etc. In short it is a intricate process and requires great care and skill by those engaged in this time of traditional process.
The yield of pure oil is much less than an absolute produced from the same aromatic plant as it is free from the alcohol soluble waxes, etc that appear in the aforesaid absolute.

Ruh Motia(Jasmin sambac)
Ruh Motia is a light amber colored liquid displaying an intensely rich, sweet, radiant floral bouquet with a delicate tea-like, herbaceous undertone. It is almost entirely free of the indolic note that often appears in the absolute. In the dry-out phase a suave oriental sultriness appears.


Blends well with a wide range of materials including ambrette seed eo, co2 and abs; amber eo; araucaria eo; balsam peru eo and abs; balsam tolu eo and abs; balsam copaiba; beeswax abs; benzoin abs; broom abs; cabreuva eo; cananga eo; chamomile, blue eo and abs; chamomile english eo; chamomile wild morocco eo and abs; champaca, golden abs and attar; champaca white flower eo co2; citrus eo's; fir balsam abs; flouve eo and abs; frangipani abs; frankincense eo, co2 and abs; elemi eo and abs; guaicawood eo; hay abs; helichryum eo and abs; henna leaf co2; hop eo and co2; jasmin sambac abs and ruh; jasmin auriculatum abs and ruh; lavindin abs and eo; lavender eo and abs; lemon balm eo and abs; lemon verbena eo and abs; massoia bark eo and co2; mate absolute; mimosa abs;muhuhu eo; neroli eo; orange blossom abs; osmanthus abs; petitgrain eo's; rosa damascena, co2 and eo and abs; rose centifolia abs; rosa bourbonia abs; rosa alba eo and co2; sandalwood eo, co2 and abs; tea black absolute; tonka bean abs; tuberose abs and attar; vanilla abs and co2; vetiver eo, co2 and abs; violet leaf abs; ylang eo, co2 and abs


In natural perfumery used in high class floral, garland perfumes, sacred blends, tropical bouquets, chypre, oriental bouquets