Teams & Tools

Teams & Tools

Specialised farmers are equipped with drying ovens for the optimal desiccation of plants and the conservation of active and aromatic ingredients.

The Crest site of Elixens France, located in the heart of the production area, has:

• a storage site suitable for plants with a freezing room to control pests
• a fully-equipped workshop to cut, sort, sieve and mix the plants
• a small quality control laboratory to check that the particle sizes are compliant.
The analyses are carried out by outside laboratories which are independent and certified.

The production of herbal teas:

Our workshop is equipped to prepare, cut and sieve plants of between 0.5 and 2 mm in size. This fragmentation is ideal for infusions and we can blend different ingredients to make complex herbal teas.

In the field of aromatic raw materials, the group Elixens has:

• several distillation columns to produce essential oils by steaming (continuous distillation) on the sites in Comoros, Ukraine and Vercors,
• extraction plants to produce concretes on the same sites,
• tanks for combining and blending to homogenise and prepare the orders,
• continuous filtration and centrifuge machines,
• continuous filling lines for packaging (from 500 kg to 15,000 kg),
• drying ovens for solids and pastes,
• distillation towers for the rectification and deterpenation process.

The quality of our productions is scrupulously ensured by laboratories equipped with high-tech tools: to test colours, measure physical properties (density, refraction index, rotary power), measure chemical properties (acid index, peroxide index, phenol concentration, aldehyde concentration, ester concentration), gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.
Altogether, there are about one hundred people working in the team producing and constantly improving your raw materials.