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Pine Oil – More Than Just a Christmas Tree

The wonderful Pine Tree, known scientifically as the Pinus Sylvestris, is one of the worlds most celebrated trees. The symbol of the tree evokes connotations such as warm log cabins and joy filled holiday festivities. Reportedly, this tree originated in Russia and Austria but has since been cultivated in various different parts of the world; so much so that the Pine Tree has become a recognisable symbol for a very high global percentage of the population, particularly as it is known as the preferred tree (either real or a synthetic replication thereof) for the use as a Christmas tree. Historically, the growing popularity of the Pine Tree as the Christmas tree further motivated (and thus increased) the harvesting and cultivating of these trees on a global scale.

The Pine Tree truly is well known and widely celebrated, but what about Pine Oil? Pine Essential Oil is created through the process of steam distillation of the needles, twigs, cones and stumps of the Pine Tree. The various benefits and uses of this Oil are outlined below.

  • Aromatherapy– Pine Oil seems to be one of the most favoured essential oils for use in aromatherapy. While this is mainly due to the ease of use, as Pine Oil blends well with a large variety of other oils, and benefits, it is also because it is highly available due to the large amounts of Pine Trees cultivated globally. Pine Oil is very useful in aromatherapy, aiding in relieving mental stress and creating a sense of rejuvenation through its energising qualities.

 

  • Relieving Pain and Infection – Pine Oil is an analgesic and as such it is effective in aiding in the reduction of pain and pain like symptoms. It is also antibacterial making it an effective aid in the treatment of infections.

 

  • In the Home – Pine Oil works well in many cleaning products as it acts as a natural disinfectant. It has the added benefit of functioning as a lubricant for clock gears, door hinges and so forth, as well as working effectively in the polishing and cleaning of wood products.

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Grapefruit Essential Oil – From The Paradise of Citrus

Grapefruit Essential Oil is extracted through the compression of the peel of the bitter-sweet citrus known as Grapefruit. This fruit is also quite aptly known scientifically as Citrus Paradise. Two other scientific names for Grapefruit are Citrus Racemosa and Citrus Maxima.

The compositional makeup of Grapefruit Essential Oil comprises limonene, alpha-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, geraniol, linalool, citronellal, decyl acetate, neryl acetate, and terpineol. Grapefruit also contains principle constituents such as caryophyllene, delta cadinene and nootkatone. These sesquiterpenes contribute to the richness of the Grapefruit Oil compared to other citrus oil species, with the sesquiterpene-ketone, nootkatone, being one of the most sought-after aromatic compounds in the world. Despite only naturally having a 0.1 – 0.2% presence in the Oil, the presence of nootkatone contributes as one of the primary sensory profiles for Grapefruit Oil, demonstrating that it is the most important compound in Grapefruit Oil to the flavour and fragrance industry.

As an Essential Oil within the citrus oils’ family, Grapefruit Essential Oil has a wide variety of uses and benefits. Some of the most prevalent of these include the following:

For Medicinal Use – Grapefruit essential oil is used medicinally, both for at home remedies as well as by a wide range of practicing medical professionals. Its range of medicinal properties include, but are not limited to: functioning as an antiseptic; it has antibacterial qualities which make it suitable as a disinfectant; it is rich in antioxidants and as a result it aids in boosting the immune system; it has antiviral and antimicrobial properties which means that it is effective in fighting and preventing infections; and its function as a lymphatic substance means that it aids in removing toxins from the body.

For Use in Aromatherapy – This Oil is commonly used in aromatherapy practice as a means of reducing stress, aiding in the reduction of depression and anxiety, as well as boosting overall energy levels, concentration, and emotional wellbeing.

For the Food and Beverages Industry – Grapefruit Oil has a very distinct aroma and flavour and is often used within the food and beverage industry as a popular flavouring agent.

For Health and Beauty – The pleasing fragrance and the high levels of antioxidants present in Grapefruit Oil also make it a popular choice within the health and beauty industry. It is commonly added to products such as perfumes, creams and lotions.

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils & Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Garlic Oil: Your Best Friend This Winter

Garlic Oil has long been recognised as an essential oil with the best benefits to counter the winter blues. This is because, as its name suggests, Garlic Oil is derived from garlic; a well-known super food. This Oil is made through a process of steam distillation of garlic cloves. It can also be made through soaking the cloves in a carrier oil, which allows the active components of the garlic to filter into the carrier oil, infusing it with the garlic’s qualities and benefits.

Some of the top reasons why Garlic Oil can be of help to you this winter include:

  • Garlic Oil is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antiseptic. As a result, it helps to bolster your immune system which means that it actively helps to prevent and fight the symptoms of colds and flus (as well as many other diseases and infections).
  • Historically, garlic as an ingredient has been known across many different cultures to be a natural performance enhancer. Garlic Oil has thus been proven to help in reducing the fatigue that winter usually brings, while enhancing and maintaining performance.
  • Garlic Oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This means that it effectively aids in the topical treatment of cuts and other minor injuries. When it is cold these ‘minor’ injuries seem to hurt a lot more than in the warmer months (this is reportedly due to the fact that nerve-endings are more sensitive at lower temperatures and because muscles and skin become less elastic, and therefore less resistant to injuries, when they are cold). Topical application of Garlic Oil helps to soothe the pain as well as encourage blood flow to the area for a quicker recovery.   

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Why the World Wants Lemon Essential Oil in Bulk

Citrus oils have long been used in the essential oils industry. This is not surprising considering the wide range of citrus available as well as the exceptional benefits oils derived from citrus offer.

The term citrus has Latin/Greek origins, originally derived from the Latin ‘Citron’ described as a pale-yellow fruit. The Citron was the original lemon fruit and the fruit we know as the lemon today was created over time through hybridisation. Through this process (which occurred both naturally and with the help of Botanists) the lemon has been cultivated to be optimal for the natural production of a unique and beneficial essential oil. 

Among the wide range of Citrus fruit used for essential oils, lemon is one of the more highly favoured. This may be due to the vast range of benefits and uses that lemon provides. Its uses range from flavouring to cleaning to pharmaceutical and beyond. Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the peel of the lemon fruit through cold expression. Its main chemical components are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, linalool, b-bisabolene, limonene, trans-a-bergamotene, nerol and Neral.

According to the Essential Oils Market by Product Type (Orange, Lemon, Lime, Peppermint, Citronella, Jasmine), Method of Extraction, Application (Food & Beverage, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Aromatherapy, Home Care, Health Care), and Region – Global Forecast to 2022: “The global essential oils market has grown steadily in the last few years. The market size is projected to reach USD 11.19 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.83% from 2017 to 2022”. The report further states that this increase can be attributed to the upswing in awareness of preventative healthcare, improved standards of living among consumers, and the increasing of reported cases of depression and anxiety disorders. This has resulted in a growing demand for essential oils for the aromatherapy industry.

In addition, the current global socio-cultural trend is shifting towards chemical free, organic and/or alternative products and modes of health treatment. This has also accounted for the increase in demand for bulk supplies of essential oils, namely citrus. The Clive Teubes Group, for example, moves on average 47 789.42 kgs of Citrus per month. 

Focusing specifically on Lemon Essential Oil, its main uses and applications for purchasing this oil in bulk are to satisfy the high demand for lemon in the following industries:

  • Food & Beverage Industry: Lemon has a strong, distinct flavour that has been used and favoured in the food and beverage industry for many years. It is used predominantly as a flavouring agent in beverages.
  • Cleaning Industry: Due to the two dominant compounds found in Lemon Oil, namely limonene and b-pinene, Lemon Essential Oil works as a natural antimicrobial agent. This makes it a very powerful ingredient within all cleaning products, but especially in organic cleaning products.
  • Health Care Industry: Lemon has a vast array of health benefits as it has anti-bacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used for mental health in aromatherapy practices, as it aids in relieving symptoms of stress and fatigue by creating a sense of rejuvenation.

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Camphor: The Doctor’s Essential Oil

Camphor Essential Oil is well known by all, even if you didn’t know it by its name, for its medicinal properties. Due to its many benefits in aiding in relieving health ailments, this essential oil is very commonly used as an ingredient in products such as Vicks VapoRub. The components of Camphor Essential oil are alcohol, borneol, pinene, camphene, camphor, terpene, and safrole. We’ve outlined some of its most popular uses and benefits below: 

  • Camphor Oil can be used topically to reduce pain and relieve skin irritation and irregularities, such as cold sores and warts. It is also effective in reducing itching. Camphor Oil can also be used preventatively to reduce the chances of skin infections. 
  •  It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, and as a result it is effective in treating infections and swelling. It can also be used in the treatment of minor burns – however it should not be applied to open wounds.  
  • As is implied by its use in VapoRub, Camphor Essential Oil can assist in opening airways by relieving congestion associated with colds and flus. This is done through the application of the oil externally by rubbing it into the chest and/or back and notby ingesting it. 
  • Its cooling properties help to relieve the symptoms of heat irritation and/or fever, as well as making it a calming property for those experiencing symptoms of stress, emotional exhaustion and/or anxiety. 
  • A drop or two of Camphor Essential Oil can be added to your bath to relieve muscle tension, disinfect your skin and soothe your mind. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Minty Fresh: Menthol Crystals

As their name implies Menthol Crystals are crystals derived from menthol (mint). As the solid constituent of mint oil, Menthol Crystals share many of the Mint Oil’s characteristics, including its signature scent. Once the essential Mint Oil is created, through a process of distillation of the mint leaf, this oil is frozen at a temperature of -22 degrees Celsius. This process causes the menthol to crystalise. Due to the crystals being highly concentrated, only a small amount is customarily needed in application of its many uses. Some of these uses are: 

  • For Your Skin: Menthol Crystals can be added to carrier oils and applied topically to the skin to reduce dryness and itchiness. It is also effective in treating skin irritations and relieving the pain associated with sunburn. 
  • For Your Hair: Menthol Crystals can be added to your haircare products to increase hair strength and foster faster growth. 
  • For Your Health: Menthol Crystals are effective in treating digestive ailments and relieving symptoms such as nausea. They also have a calming property and aid in reducing stress, increasing feelings of energy and rejuvenation, and enhancing quality of sleep. Menthol Crystals can help in reducing fever by placing the crystals onto the forehead. They can also help to reduce inflammation, as well as reducing stress, anxiety and headaches.  
  • For Your Home: Menthol Crystals act as a natural and organic insect repellent. They are also commonly used as a non-toxic air freshener and linen and/or room spray. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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Pine Oil: More than just a Wonderful Scent

Pine Oil is best known for its wonderfully natural scent which induces feelings of relaxation and fosters an atmosphere of calm. Although this is true, and will be elaborated on later, Pine Oil offers many other surprising benefits and uses. 

  • Pine Oil helps with the respiratory system. Hippocrates reportedly advocated the benefit of Pine Oil as an oil that has strong healing qualities for the respiratory system. 
  • It boosts the immune system. Pine Oil has high levels of phenols (acid plant chemicals) which help to boost the immune system and fight off infections and diseases.
  • Relaxes and unwinds. As discussed earlier, the Pine scent is a pure nature scent and the aromatherapeutic results of breathing in this scent are similar to those of taking a break to be in nature: it calms, soothes and rejuvenates you. 
  • Eases muscle pain and swelling. Adding Pine Oil to a hot bath or using it in conjunction with a massage oil will help to relieve swollen, aching muscles. 
  • Good for hair and skin. Using Pine Oil is a gentle way of treating dehydrated skin and acne. It also helps to reduce dandruff by battling dry scalp problems. 
  • It works well as a cleaner. Pine Oil has disinfectant properties and, as a result, it helps to give a strong clean. Adding pine oil to cleaning products will give them a strengthened potency while making your home smell nature fresh. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.comor visit www.teubes.com.

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From the Bud and the Leaf of the Aromatic Clove

The aromatic flower buds known as cloves are found on the clove tree native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and Madagascar. Cloves are well known for their rich fragrance and are often used as a spice. Essential oils are derived from the clove bud as well as the clove leaf. 

Clove Bud Oil has a stronger floral scent than Clove Leaf Oil and as a result it is more commonly used for aromatherapy or for additions to room sprays and air-fresheners. In contrast, the Clove Leaf Essential Oil is not commonly used in aromatherapy. Except for this distinction, however, Clove Bud and Clove Leaf Oil share many of the same benefits. 

  • The Oil helps to relieve toothache and to soothe aching gums, while boosting gum health and fighting off future infection. It has also been found that Clove Oil can aid in slowing down decalcification and reducing the instances of cavities and tooth decay. 
  • Clove Oil fights off acne. Using small concentrations of Clove Oil – added to a carrier oil and/or mixed with honey – as a facewash reportedly helps to clean and clear the skin of pimples. 
  • It’s great for digestion. Clove Oil is often used in the treatment of digestion problems as well as in easing ulcers in the digestive system. 
  • Overall health helper. Clove Oil has many health benefits: it is antibacterial, it helps to boost the immune system and it has also been said to be powerful in promoting heart health. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.comor visit www.teubes.com.

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The Reasons for the Increased Demand for Lemon Oil

Lemon Oil is well known in the market as a highly sought-after oil. The demand for Lemon Oil can be attributed to its wide variety of benefits. These benefits were undiscovered for many years, as initially Lemon trees were only used for aesthetic and decorative purposes, or for the juice of the lemon. 

In the modern world, the increasing knowledge of Lemon Oil, coupled with the current cultural move towards organic living, is leading to an increase in demand for Citrus products. 

Lemon Oil, among other Citrus products, has survived the recent water shortages. It is not only meeting increased demand but is maintaining a good quality of fruit production as well.  Increases in demand have also resulted in the citrus season being extended. This aids in the attempt to provide Lemon Oil year-round. Some of the many benefits of Lemon Oil have been highlighted below:

  • Lemon Oil is popular in aromatherapy as it aids in reducing stress, improving sleep, rejuvenating the mind and increasing energy. 
  • Lemon Oil is a safe way for expectant mothers to reduce the nausea that is often accompanied with morning sickness. 
  • Lemon Oil is effective in aiding weight loss, as it assists the body in the process of breaking down fat cells. 
  • Lemon Oil helps to nourish the skin and in the treatment of acne. It also works well in lightening skin pigmentation. Lemon Oil can also be used in conjunction with the sun as a natural way to lighten hair. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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The Ancient Wisdom Using Ginger Oil

A wide range of people grew up with older generations preaching to them about the miraculous benefits of ginger, and there is a reason why. As it turns out, this ‘old wives’ tale’ is no myth after all. 

Ginger has been used globally for centuries as an ingredient in many medicinal practices (as well as a tasty and healthy ingredient for meals). It acts as an immune booster and is also an anti-inflammatory. Ginger Oil is derived from the ginger root and shares all the same wonderful benefits. 

  • Ginger Oil is medicinal. It is effective in treating digestive issues such as upset stomachs and nausea. It also works well in combatting a sore throat as well as other flu and cold symptoms. Ginger Oil aids in improving respiratory functions and strengthens heart health.  
  • Ginger Oil is effective for aiding in mental health, especially in reducing anxiety and in improving the quality of sleep through the process of aromatherapy. It has also been said to produce a feeling of empowerment. 
  • Ginger Oil is a wonderful beauty aid. It improves complexion, reduces wrinkles, lightens dark spots and nourishes the skin. For the hair, Ginger Oil aids in soothing a dry and itchy scalp as well as stimulating hair growth. 

Established in 1983, the Clive Teubes Group has been producing, distributing and exporting superior quality products to both local and international markets for more than three decades. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, its offerings include: Essential Oils, Natural Extracts, Citrus Oils, Flavours & Fragrances, Indigenous Oils, Exotic Oils, Special Extracts, and Aromatics. For more information please request a product brochure from mandy@teubes.com or visit www.teubes.com.

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