about carthago essences


Carthago essences was founded in 1970 by Tahar Ben Djenana until 1987 and subsequently taken over by me Soraya Ben Djenana in 1996.

Fifty years of experience in the distillation of oranger Flowers to produce THE PURE & FINEST NEROLI OIL and Tunisian wild forests oils (Rosemary, wild Myrtle, …).,extraction, drying.

We offer a quality of 100% pure and natural essences, exported to international markets, with the required alimentary and quality certification. Also we  produce Organic NOP &  certified by ECOCERT.


  • The product quality is ensured by our laboratory and also with approuved laboratories for pesticides & heavy metals analysis.


We are engaged to protect the nature. Our main collaborators are women on the forests, so we are commited to secure them and offer them a better life.

Soraya Ben Djenama

Is the Chief Executive of Carthago Essences founded by her father 50 years ago. Soraya has a Master’s degree in modelling and management systems from the university of Aix en Provenance, France. Since early childhood she was been passionate about the distillation of neroli and other essential oils. In addition,  she is participating in building the Federation of the Mediterranean Producers of Medicinal and Aromatic herbs.