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Soft Citrus Mandarin Oil for the Whole Family

Soft Citrus Mandarin Essential Oil is a firm favourite in many households. This may be due to the fact that this Oil is safe for the entire family. Reportedly, it is safe for children and can be used from the second trimester of pregnancy onwards.

 

Mandarin Oil has been cultivated for over 3 000 years and has traditionally been known as a regal oil which denotes good luck. Its sweet, fruity aroma is pleasant and refreshing and its uses and benefits are equally pleasing.

 

  • In Aromatherapy: This Essential Oil is renowned for its soothing and rejuvenating properties. Its sweet scent has an uplifting quality while simultaneously aiding in reducing the symptoms of stress and fatigue.

 

  • For Pregnancy: Safe to use from the second trimester onwards, this Essential Oil helps in relieving cramps associated with increased gastric acid while pregnant. It also aids in better sleep and in reducing the appearance of stretchmarks.

 

  • For the Stomach: Mandarin Oil has been known to reduce stomach aches in children and adults. It also improves overall digestion.

 

  • For the Skin: Its fresh, rejuvenating properties translate to its benefits for skincare as well. This Essential Oil helps to reduce excess oil and to clean out congested skin. It also improves blood circulation which aids in renewing the skin.

 

  • For Health: Soft Citrus Mandarin Oil is packed full of health benefits. It contains high levels of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. It also works effectively as an anti-inflammatory.

 

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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Did You Say Onion Oil? The Best Oil You Had Never Thought to Use

When thinking about all the wonderful oils the earth has offered us, Onion Oil may not be the first one to come to mind – but that’s probably just because you haven’t been exposed to the marvelous benefits this Oil has to offer… That’s about to change.

 

Onion Oil is commonly derived from onions through a process of steam distillation. The Oil is golden brown in colour and has a strong distinct fragrance. It is commonly used as a flavourant within the food sector. Other, lesser known, benefits of Onion Oil include:

 

  • Health Benefits: Onion Oil is rich in vitamins such as Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (thiamine), and Vitamin C. It is commonly used in assisting to fight off the symptoms of flus and colds. It is anti-bacterial and anti-septic, improves heart health, aids in healthy digestion, and has been known to assist in the strengthening of bones and in promoting bone health.

 

  • Benefits for Hair: This Oil helps to improve and stimulate hair growth. It nourishes hair follicles and restores nutrients to the hair, resulting in the growing of stronger and healthier hair. It has also been said to effectively treat dandruff and to reduce the amount of grey hair.

 

  • Benefits for Skin: Onion Oil has a strong effect on cleaning and nourishing skin. It disinfects the surface of the skin while reducing the appearance of dark spots and circles. It is effective in assisting in the treatment of acne, acts as an exfoliant, and leaves skin soft and glowing.

 

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 Gift From The South African Khakibos Grass

Some of the marvelous benefits of this unique Essential Oil include:

  • It soothes muscles, joints and spasms– As has been mentioned, the Tagete Essential Oil has calming properties. It functions as a natural relaxant, soothing a variety of cramps and spasms. Blended in with a lotion, Tagete Essential Oil can be applied topically to the affected area and massaged into the skin.

 

  • It functions as an antiseptic and antifungal– Tagete Essential Oil has antiseptic properties and aids in disinfecting minor scrapes and bruises. It can also be added to creams to assist in relieving conditions such as athlete’s foot.

 

  • It has sedative qualities– Used in aromatherapy as a calming agent, Tagete Essential Oil helps to mildly sedate the central nervous system, resulting in the calming of anxiety and assisting in the treatment of panic attacks.

 

  • It keeps insects at bay– Tagete Essential Oil proves extremely useful as an insect repellent, which will be incredibly helpful as we enter into Spring. It also works as a salve to soothe insect bites and stings.

 

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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Neroli: Not Just A Pretty Perfume

However, Neroli Essential Oil has a wide variety of uses that many seem not to know about. These uses have been practiced traditionally throughout history in many regions around the world. This has earned it a place among the legends of essential oils.

 

Some of its tales include:

  • In Ancient Chinese history, reportedly a version of this Essential Oil was used by Chinese healers. The oil was used exclusively for woman and was considered a very powerful oil. It was applied in the treatment of problems related to menstruation.

 

  • Legend tells that during the Trojan War the Greek warrior, Achilles, used the sacred herb to treat fallen soldiers on the battlefield. The herb was believed to have healing properties which would disinfect wounds, curtail bleeding and speed up recovery.

 

  • In Scandinavia the primordial Scandinavians used Neroli as the preferred treatment for rheumatism. The oil was known for easing symptoms and aiding in a wide variety of joint and muscle related problems.

 

  • Reportedly, in Scotland, the Essential Oil was known to have spiritual (emotional) as well as physical healing properties. It was used to aid in the reduction of symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and was thus considered an all-healing oil for emotional well-being.

 

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 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 not by 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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