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LEMON LIME TERPENE A STAPLE OF MEDICINE, FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES

Lemon Lime Terpene is developed through a cross of Lemon and Key Lime Haze, extracting the citrus Terpene through the process of hydrodistillation. This Terpene offers a clean lemon, lime, citrus, fruity flavour and fragrance, delivering a unique flavour profile.

 

What is Lemon Lime Terpene Used For?

This botanically derived Terpene is wholly natural and organic. It holds several uses and benefits, and is commonly utilised in the medicinal, cleaning, and flavours and fragrances sectors. It is often used:

  • As an additive in foods as a flavourant
  • In cosmetics as an antioxidant
  • In cleaning products as a degreaser
  • As a natural insect repellent and is a common additive in pesticides

 

Ancillary Benefits of Lemon Lime Terpene

Lemon Lime Terpene is known to offer a sense of relaxation, while enhancing focus, invigorating the mood, and promoting creativity.

 

Limonene Terpene: Uses and Benefits  

Commonly found in Lemon Lime, Lemon, and Lime peels, Limonene Terpene is a powerful antioxidant and antibacterial agent, effectively:

  • Absorbing and removing damaging free radicals, contributing to cell health
  • Reducing chronic inflammation and, resultantly, easing the symptoms of illnesses such as osteoarthritis
  • Lowering the risk of certain cancers
  • Reducing signs of aging
  • Minimising oxidative stress on the body

Interestingly, Limonene is commonly found in cannabis. Consequently, it holds anti-anxiety properties.

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 Esters, 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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VALUABLE BYPRODUCT: GRAPESEED OIL

Grapeseed Oil holds a wealth of health, medical, and beauty benefits. This powerful vegetable oil is the byproduct of the winemaking process. Once the grapes are pressed for wine, the grape seeds are left behind, making them available to extract Grapeseed Oil from. The Oil is commonly extracted by crushing the seeds and using a solvent to draw the oil out.

 

The Health and Beauty Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

  • Grapeseed Oil is naturally high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), primarily omega-6 fatty acids
    • This offers immense heart health benefits
    • It reduces cholesterol and the risk of heart disease
    • When balanced with the right levels of omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation that may lead to chronic diseases is reduced
  • Grapeseed Oil is an excellent source of vitamin E
    • As a fat-soluble antioxidant, Vitamin E protects cells from free radicals
    • Supports the immune system
    • May play a role in slowing the symptoms of dementia

 

Beauty Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

Holding many proven natural-health benefits, Grapeseed Oil is widely used across the beauty sector. Its known uses and benefits include:

  • High levels of fatty acids improve skin elasticity and promote moisture retention
  • Thanks to moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties, Grapeseed Oil effectively reduces skin sensitivity
  • By actively reducing inflammation, Grapeseed Oil speeds up wound healing and limits scarring

 

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 Esters, 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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EVENING PRIMROSE OIL FOR POWERFUL PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS

Evening Primrose Oil has been the naturalist’s choice for various medical and health applications for eons. The Oil is extracted from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant (Oenothera Biennis L. or Onagraceae) through cold pressing.

What Makes Evening Primrose Oil So Powerful?

Evening Primrose Oil contains very high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This omega-6 essential fatty acid holds incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which offer various benefits for the body. For this reason, Evening Primrose Oil is widely used across therapeutic, health, pharmaceutical, supplement, and homeopathic sectors.

The Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

  • It is believed that Evening Primrose Oil is effective in alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) such as breast pain, irritability and bloating, and menopause symptoms such as hot flashes
  • Thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, Evening Primrose Oil decreases the effects of arthritis, haemorrhoids, and sore throats
  • Evening Primrose Oil is also thought to help bruises heal faster
  • The Oil is considered effective in decreasing the symptoms of nerve damage as the result of diabetes
  • Evening Primrose Oil, taken in conjunction with calcium and fish oil, is considered helpful in alleviating the bone pain associated with osteoporosis
  • It is considered effective in lowering high cholesterol while easing digestive issues, promoting good digestion, and effectively lowering high blood pressure – essentially resulting in good heart health
  • For use in skin products or directly on the skin, Evening Primrose Oil is known to rectify conditions like acne, eczema, signs of aging, dehydration

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 Esters, 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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CASTOR OIL OFFERING IMPORTANT COMMERCIAL VALUE

According to the National Library of Medicine (NIH); “Castor Oil, produced from castor beans, has long been considered to be of important commercial value primarily for the manufacturing of soaps, lubricants, and coatings, among others.”

This Oil is extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis L.) by solvent extraction, mechanical pressing, or a combination of the two methods. Castor Oil is known to be pale yellow, viscous, non-drying, and non-volatile.

Commercial Uses for Castor Oil

  • Experiments have successfully shown that Castor Oil can be used to make a potent biofuel, when combined with diesel
  • Through the synthesis of acyloxy castor polyol esters, Castor Oil is frequently used to create lubricants – as well as hydraulic and brake fluids – for various applications
  • In the creation of polymers, Castor Oil is key in the synthesis of renewable monomers and polymers
  • Thanks to its unique properties, because Castor Oil is a vegetable oil, it is commonly used in the production of soaps, waxes, and greases for industrial use
  • The NIH confirms that Castor Oil is also a popular choice in coatings and paints, after being effectively dehydrated by nonconjugated oil–maleic anhydride adducts for useful paint or furniture oil applications
  • In the pharmaceutical sector, Castor Oil is widely used as an additive and/or stabiliser in drugs, and – interestingly – as a delivery vehicle for cancer drugs

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 Esters, 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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TAGETE OIL FOR PHARMA, AGRICULTURAL, COSMETIC USE

Extracted from the Aztec Marigold plant, and also known as Khakibos Oil or Kakiebos Oil, Tagetes Oil and Tagetes Essential Oil hold a wealth of immense benefits stretching across many sectors.

Widely used across various applications – such as medicine, pesticides, and cosmetics – Tagetes Oil is in high demand the world over. In a global study, Allied Market Research found that the notable increase in use of tagetes oil in medical and cosmetics industries is a major opportunity for market growth.

Tagetes Oil in the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sectors

  • Tagetes Oil is a common additive to medical products, offers antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and is effective in treating skin infections and small wounds
  • The Oil is known to protect the respiratory system against cold and flu
  • It is an anti-inflammatory
  • Tagetes Oil can sooth irritation in the digestive tract
  • Kakiebos Essential Oil is believed to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Brings a uniquely floral note to men’s fragrances

 

Khakibos Oil Essential for Agriculture, Food and Beverages

  • In agriculture, Tagetes Oil is a natural pest repellent, and is highly effective when used in pesticides to protect crops
  • Thanks to its broad bioactivity, Khakibos Oil acts as an excellent food preservative for a variety of foodstuffs and beverages
  • ResearchGate confirms that: “The wide range of microbicidal activity of the essential oil of Tagetes minuta against virus, bacteria, fungi, arboviruses, protozoa, and helminths presents the oil as a potential agent to relieve food poisoning”

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 Esters, 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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DRIVERS FOR THE GLOBAL CITRONELLA OIL MARKET

Despite the presence of some synthetic alternatives, global demand for Citronella Oil continues to grow. According to market research, this is due to its increasing use in perfume and cosmetic industries. In residential settings, Citronella Oil is also a sought after natural insect repellent and holds many health benefits.

Citronella Oil is extracted from the Lemongrass plant. This can be done through steam distillation, hydro-distillation, or fractional distillation. The Oil has a distinctive, lemon-like citrus scent and is often described as carrying the aroma of grass or trees. Citronella Oil is yellowish brown in colour.

Citronella Oil for Industrial Applications

Commercially, Citronella Oil holds various uses, such as:

  • Perfumery and cosmetics (predominantly found in perfumery chemicals such as citronellal, citronellol, and geraniol)
  • Flavour additive in food
  • Detergents
  • Industrial polishes
  • Soaps and cleaning compounds

 

Citronella Oil for Residential Use

With soothing, calming and insect repellent qualities, Citronella Oil is particularly useful in the home:

  • As consumers begin to prepare for summer, bringing with it an onslaught of bugs and mosquitoes, Citronella Oil is a welcome addition to the pantry – effectively acting as an insect repellent, ejecting bugs and leeches from the body, treating parasitic infections, and promoting the healing of wounds or bites
  • Citronella Oil is also a good product to stock in the first aid kit, as it has antifungal properties, prevents the spread of internal and external infections, lifts the mood, and fights fatigue

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 Esters, 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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DRIVING SWEET, SPICEY FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES WITH ANETHOLE

Anethole (formally 1-methoxy-4-[(1E)-prop-1-en-1-yl]benzene) is an anisole derivative, often considered a medicinal plant compound. Also known as Anise Camphor, Anethole is the major constituent of the oils of Anise (Pimpinella Anisum), Star Anise (Illicium Verum), and Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare). Widely used as a flavouring and aroma agent, Anethole is a staple of the flavours and fragrances sector.

The American Chemical Society confirms that fragrant oils have been extracted from anise and fennel plants since the Renaissance, but in 1866 German chemist Emil Erlenmeyer established the structure of the primary substance derived from these Oils. We can thank Erlenmeyer, then, for allowing various industries to enjoy the uses and benefits of Anethole.

Uses of Anethole Oil

As the main bioactive compound in over 20 plant species, Anethole is a powerful flavourant offering flavours similar to liquorice, while impregnating the products it is used in with a beautifully sweet smell.  As a result, this terpene is largely used in the:

  • Food industry
  • Confectionary
  • Cosmetics
  • Perfumery
  • Pharmaceuticals

Benefits of Anethole Oil

Going further than imbuing flavour and aroma, Anethole also offers various powerful health benefits:

  • Anethole has proven to be highly beneficial to human health, holding anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and chemo-preventive, antidiabetic, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, or antithrombotic properties
  • According to a study published by ResearchGate on Anethole and its role in chronic diseases, plants containing Anethole were traditionally used to treat nervous disturbances, inflammation, gastro-intestinal problems, and respiratory tract issues – and these benefits still ring true today
  • The National Library of Medicine reports that Anethole may be effective in treating and preventing Periodontitis (PD) – one of most prevalent worldwide chronic inflammatory diseases

 

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 Esters, 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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BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL MARKET SET FOR HUGE GROWTH

In a depressed economy, survival is considered the win of the day. However, in some sectors – despite the macro-economic factors that the world faces at present – markets are seeing encouraging growth. In the Oil sector, PR Newswire reports that the Basil Essential Oil market is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.33% by 2026.

This raises the question; what are the uses and benefits of Basil Oil (Basil Essential Oil) and why is it in such demand?

Benefits and Uses of Basil Essential Oil

The Technavio Report that the PR Newswire article is based on considers the health benefits of Basil Essential Oil to be the greatest driver for growth.

This Oil, also known as Sweet Basil Essential Oil and derived from the leaves of the Ocimum Basilicum Botanical (Basil herb) offers the following domestic uses and benefits:

  • Common uses for Basil Oil include cooking, teas, aromatherapy, and topical applications
  • Applied topically or inhaled, Basil Essential Oil potentially offers relief from asthma and respiratory ailments, headaches and migraines, tension and anxiety, depression, fatigue, and mental strain
  • It is equally effective in soothing and invigorating tired muscles and relieving aches and pains related to tension and fatigue
  • Because Basil Essential Oil contains eugenol, citronella, and linalool, it holds anti-inflammatory properties
  • This Oil is also frequently used to treat bowel pain, indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps, and flatulence owing to its carminative properties
  • The phytochemicals found in Basil Essential Oil make it highly beneficial for the skin and hair, offering anti-aging properties while actively protecting skin cells and tissues through selective fortification

 

BusinessWire also reports an increasing demand for both organic and cold-pressed Basil Essential Oil, likely due to its industrial uses. Thanks to its benefits and versatility, these include:

  • Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics
  • Food and Beverages

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 Esters, 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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CARDAMOM OIL ESSENTIAL TO FOOD, BEVERAGE, PHARMACEUTICALS

Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria Cardamomum) is a sought after Organic and Conventional Oil. It is usually clear to pale yellow, and offers a fruity, warm, and spicy aroma often described as similar to Balsamic.

Widely used across the Food and Beverages sector, and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Cardamom Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation from the seeds of the Cardamom fruit. The fruit are gathered, and oil distilled just before they are ripe.

By nature, Cardamom Essential Oil is known to be antiseptic, antimicrobial and astringent – even offering aphrodisiac properties. As a result, it is often used to support the digestive system and as a stimulant.

Cardamom Essential Oil in Pharmaceuticals

According to Persistence Market Research, Cardamom Essential Oil is being used in large scale in the pharmaceutical industry; especially in the healthcare sectors. Its research confirms that Oil is “associated with several critical health benefits such as relieving spasms, improvisation of digestion and boosting ones metabolism. Taking in account, the health benefits of using Cardamom Essential Oil helps drive the demand for the product especially in the healthcare sector.”

The known health benefits of Cardamom include:

  • Treating digestive discomfort and ulcers
  • Antimicrobial and antiseptic
  • Effective in treating the symptoms of metabolic syndrome and diabetes
  • Promote heart, liver, and oral health
  • Holding anticancer properties

Cardamom Essential Oil in Food & Beverages

Cardamom Essential Oil is largely considered a high-value ingredient in foods, beverages, perfumery, and traditional medicines. In the Food and Beverages sector, this Oil is responsible for imbuing foodstuff, confectionary, and drinks with the distinct Cardamom flavour and characteristic aroma.

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 Esters, 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: A POWERFUL SOLVENT FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Pine Oil is a popular solvent across the globe for gums, resins, and other substances, proving effective in industrial applications. The Oil can be extracted from the pitch-soaked wood or needles of the pine tree (Pinus Sylvestris) using the steam distillation process. It has all the properties of pine trees, delivering a strong, woodsy, and somewhat dry scent. Synthetic Pine Oil is produced by converting terpene hydrocarbons into terpene alcohols.

This Oil is considered a strong solvent, offering anti-inflammatory, cleansing, and antiseptic properties.

Pine Oil in Industry  

In the cleaning sector:

  • Pine Oil is considered an effective disinfectant and is commonly used in industrial floor and furniture cleaners
  • For this reason, it is often used in the food industry, particularly for its germicidal properties
  • In medical institutions, it is also effective in disinfecting areas and surfaces, excepting germs that result in spore-related illnesses

In the mining sector:

  • Pine Oil is largely used during the froth flotation process in mining
  • The Oil acts as an effective frother in mineral extraction from ores
  • In copper extraction, Pine Oil conditions copper sulphide ores for froth flotation

Pine Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

  • Considered to be destressing, energising, and invigorating, Pine Essential Oil is often used in aromatherapy applications
  • Thanks to its germicidal properties and natural scent, Pine Essential Oil is often added to home cleaning products and air fresheners
  • The Oil can be used to sooth minor burns and scratches, and is considered good for the immune system when taken medically

 

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 Esters, 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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