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PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL USES AND APPLICATIONS

A FAVOURED OIL THROUGH OUT HISTORY

Peppermint Essential Oil has a familiar calming and invigorating aroma which, along with its vast range of applications and benefits, makes it a popular oil in a variety of industries. Throughout history, this Essential Oil has been revered for its medicinal properties and has been celebrated for its refreshing taste.

 

For the Pharmaceutical Industry: 

Peppermint Essential Oil is used in a wide variety of pharmaceutical products. This is due to its strong medicinal benefits.

 

Some of these benefits include:

  • An aid for digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • A topical and aromatherapeutic treatment to aid in the treatment of headaches and migraines
  • Peppermint Essential Oil has a calming and rejuvenating effect on the skin and is effective in soothing redness, itchiness, rashes, and other skin irritations
  • Peppermint Essential Oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial
  • It is effective in the treatment of and relief from pain
  • It aids in supporting and strengthening the immune system and the respiratory system

 

For the Flavours and Fragrances Industry:  

Its familiar taste and scent make Peppermint Essential Oil a fast favourite within the Flavours and Fragrances industry.

 

Some applications include:

  • As a flavouring agent in foods and beverages
  • As a flavouring agent in products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes
  • Peppermint Essential Oil is widely used in products such as soaps, creams, and shampoos to add an invigorating scent and to imbue the product with the Oil’s benefits
  • It is a particular favourite in home scenting products such as scented candles and room sprays

 

It’s no wonder why Peppermint Essential Oil has been a favoured product throughout history. This Essential Oil adds a welcome familiarity, rich with benefits, to every produce that it is added to.

 

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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REFRESHING AND HEALING NATURE OF ORANGE OIL IN BEVERAGE FLAVOURS

Orange Oil is wildly popular for the flavouring of beverages. Orange Essential Oil is well known for its tantalising taste, which consumers flock to for its familiarity and popularity. However, Orange Oil in beverages goes far beyond the enjoyable taste. This Oil has remarkably refreshing and healing benefits too. Oranges have long been known for their exceptional health benefits and strengthening of the immune system, and the oil derived from them shares all of these wonders.

 

The Refreshing and Healing Benefits of Orange Oil:

  • Consuming beverages imbued with Orange Oil boosts an individuals’ vitamin levels, especially vitamin C. This helps to boost the immune system.
  • Orange Oil is anti-viral and helps the body to fight off viruses and symptoms of colds and flus.
  • Orange Oil soothes inflammation in the body and thus aids in the reduction of swelling, aches, and pains.
  • This Oil supports the digestive tract and helps to relieve an upset stomach.
  • Orange Oil is effective in protecting against the spreading of fungi and bacteria.
  • The smell and taste of Orange Oil is refreshing and can rejuvenate energy.
  • Orange Oil has benefits for mental health, aiding in the reduction of signs of anxiety and stress.
  • Orange Oil boosts antioxidants in the body, driving better overall health.

 

It’s time to bolster mood and health by adding Orange Oil to beverages – it’s about the flavour, and so much more. It not only gives a comforting and familiar taste but enriches the beverage with refreshing and healing properties as well.

 

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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CITRUS MARKET OVERVIEW AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2021

The onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic has reportedly seen a sharp increase in the sale of Citrus. Market forecasts predict that this rise is expected to continue exponentially throughout 2021.

 

Citrus Market Reported Statistics:

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest report, the South African Citrus Market’s expected growth in demand and exportation will be primarily focused on soft citrus, new orange varieties, limes, and lemons.

  • The soft citrus exportation rate is expected to increase by nine percent while soft citrus sales hold an expected increase of six percent.
  • Lemon production is reported to increase by a predicted two percent.
  • Lemon exports are forecast to increase by ten percent in response to increased demands from Asian and Middle Eastern Markets.
  • Orange production is predicted to have a three percent increase.
  • Orange exports are expected to rise by two percent.
  • Grapefruit production will predictively see an increase of one percent.
  • Grapefruit exportation will reportedly increase by an estimated two percent.

 

According to EMR, the Global Citrus Oil Market is expected to grow by six percent between 2021 and 2026.

This growth has been attributed to:

  • The belief that citrus is beneficial in strengthening the immune system.
  • The growing popularity of using citrus oil as a flavouring agent.
  • The growing demand for natural products and ingredients.

 

Overall, the citrus market is expected to see a continued record-breaking rise in production, consumption, and exportation over the next five years.

 

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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MENTHOLYPTUS: THE POPULAR MIX WITH FAR REACHING BENEFITS

Mentholyptus is the rewarding mix of Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol. Eucalyptus is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus Smithii or Globulus plant, and Menthol is extracted from various leaves of Mint plants. This particular blend has received much acclaim in the recent weeks due to its application in brand name mints and products. Menthol and Eucalyptus share similar qualities and complementary benefits, making for a great pairing while enhancing and diversifying the blend.

 

The Benefits and Applications of Mentholyptus:

  • Menthol and Eucalyptus are complimentary Oils and are commonly used in medicinal products and remedies. They both hold health benefits, aiding in controlling blood sugar levels, reducing coughing and sore throats, boosting lung support, and functioning, and treating headaches and digestive health. 
  • Mentholyptus is proving to be an incredibly popular mix in the food industry as a flavouring agent. It adds a cooling sensation and a refreshing flavour.
  • In aromatherapy this mix works wonders, reducing stress and promoting a clear mind.
  • Adding a few drops of Mentholyptus to a bath, shower, or in a diffuser helps to purify the air and promote easy breathing and clear airways.

 

Mentholyptus is a popular mix that has a wide variety of applications, from health and wellness to flavors and fragrances. It provides a simultaneously invigorating and calming sense while boosting physical and mental 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: 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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UNICLICK AND ITS VALUE IN ALLEVIATING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

The Covid-19 Pandemic has caused serious global strain on both health and economy. While strides are being made in battling this virus, there is still a long road to walk. In response to this, the Teubes team decided to undertake a rigorous investigation into the development of a house blend that could effectively aid in alleviating the symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, and thus Uniclick was born.

To develop Uniclick the Teubes Research & Development team leaned on experiences from doctors active in the field, and the latest and most up to date research. The Uniclick Oil is a unique inhouse blend which comprises various herbs, spices, and oils including Eucalyptus.

 

The Benefits of the Uniclick House Blend

  • The Uniclick House Blend has strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help to strengthen the body’s resistance to the Covid-19 virus as well as aid in potentially speeding up recovery time if the virus has been contracted.
  • This unique blend of oils aids in opening the airways, reducing chest constrictions, and allowing for clearer air passage and assistance in respiratory functioning.
  • Uniclick reduces headaches, body aches, and pain by reducing inflammation.
  • The aromatherapeutic qualities in this blend of oils helps to combat fatigue and can be used in the months of recovery from Covid-19 to enhance energy.

 

Uniclick has been tried and tested and the results are undeniable. This unique House Blend provides for much-needed increased resistance to the virus, relief from symptoms if infected, and assistance in recovery post infection.

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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THE USES AND BENEFITS OF LIME ESSENTIAL OIL

Lime Essential Oil is a versatile oil with a wide variety of applications. This Essential Oil is popular in various industries, ranging from flavours and fragrances to pharmaceutical. Lime Essential Oil is derived through a process of extraction via cold compression of fresh lime peels, or through the steam distillation of dried lime peels.

 

The Uses and Benefits of Lime Oil

  • Lime Oil is commonly used in pharmaceutical products due to its strong and multiple health benefits and properties. Lime Essential Oil is anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Historically, it has been used as a health tonic to aid in restoration from many ailments and for the reduction of fever, and cold and flu like symptoms.
  • Lime Oil is an astringent and as such is effective in products that are designed to relieve toothache and strengthen gums, as well as to tighten muscles. Astringents are also effective in the treatment of stomach and digestive problems such as diarrhea.
  • Lime Essential Oil can aid in treating loss of appetite, as the Oil causes salivation and the secretion of digestive juices, which in turn signals to the brain that the body is ready for food. This process has proven helpful in increasing appetite.
  • Lime Oil is effective for use in cleaning products as it is a powerful disinfectant with the scent providing an added aromatherapeutic benefit of boosting energy and mood.

 

Lime Essential Oil is a zesty, versatile oil that provides ample flavour, cleanliness, and 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: 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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WHY ORANGE TERPENES SHOULD BE USED IN CLEANING PRODUCTS

The demand for natural and effective cleaning products is higher than ever before. Sellers and consumers are constantly searching for ingredients that bolster the strength and efficacy of cleaning products. As a result, Orange Terpenes have grown in popularity, and for good reason.

Produced from the orange peel through a process of pressing and distillation, Orange Terpenes hold the highest level of citrus benefits. After the first distillation, Orange Terpenes are 95% pure, making them highly effective and suitable for large scale industrial cleaning products. Terpenes that have been distilled twice are of a higher purity level and are used in home based and refined cleaning products, especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The Benefits of Orange Terpenes in Cleaning Products  

  • The strength of Orange Terpenes offers an effective clean that effectively removes tough substances such as oil and grease
  • Orange Terpenes are an equally, if not more, efficient cleaning agent without the unnecessary and harmful chemical components found in common cleaning products
  • Orange Terpenes can be used to clean a wide variety of materials and surfaces from electronics to carpets
  • Carrying the benefits of citrus, Orange Terpenes are anti-viral, aiding in an efficient clean that protects against the spread of the Covid-19 virus
  • Orange Terpene cleaning products are imbued with a refreshing and rejuvenating scent with aromatherapeutic properties that uplift the mood and invigorate the mind

 

Orange Terpenes are highly efficient, widely applicable, and highly beneficial for use in a wide variety of cleaning 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: 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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BEWARE: NOT ALL EUCALYPTUS IS CREATED EQUAL

The benefits of Eucalyptus Oil have been well known throughout history. Since the onset of the Covid-19 virus, Eucalyptus Oil’s supply and demand numbers have sky-rocketed. While the benefits of Eucalyptus Oil are undeniable, it is imperative that the correct Eucalyptus Oil is being used. Utilising Eucalyptus Oils that are not up to standard could have detrimental health effects and serious legal ramifications.

 

The Importance of Eucalyptus Being BP spec. (British Pharmacopeia)

It is imperative that the Eucalyptus Oil is BP spec, meaning that it upholds the standards required for safety of use. For Eucalyptus Oil to be considered BP spec, the isovaleraldehyde found in Eucalyptus Oil must be removed. However, with the increased demand suppliers are unknowingly sourcing Eucalyptus Oil that has not undergone this process, selling potentially dangerous oil and products.

The Eucalyptus Oil as illustrated by British Pharmacopeia (BP) is a conventional specification that the Clive Teubes Group applies to its final Eucalyptus Oil product. Eucalyptus Oil is sourced locally in its crude form. This Oil then contains the volatile aldehyde known as isovaleraldehyde. This is a natural component that presents the crude product with a strong and off-putting top note. As a chemical, isovaleraldehyde is a skin and eye-irritant and thus exists as an unwanted component in the oOil. This subjective observation allowed for the aldehyde levels in Eucalyptus Oil to be defined and limited to a certain level within BP Specifications – so that isovaleraldehyde is suitably reduced or removed.

The crude Eucalyptus Oil available in South Africa, as Smithii, contains high levels isovaleraldehyde and fails on aldehyde level. The Teubes Eucalyptus Oil meets BP Specifications, having been processed to achieve international standards.

 

Why the Isovaleraldehyde Must Be Removed From Eucalyptus

  • Isovaleraldehyde is a toxic substance
  • It can cause digestive problems and burn the stomach
  • If it is inhaled, it can cause irritations to the respiratory system
  • If the skin is exposed to it, a rash and other skin irritations can occur
  • If isovaleraldehyde gets into or close to a person’s eye, it can cause severe irritation and damage

 

Why Not All Eucalyptus Oils Are Created Equal

There are over 800 species of Eucalyptus trees, with only a fraction of these suitable for harvesting for essential oils. Of these species, only a handful of the varieties contain the relevant components that form part of the Oil’s natural anti-viral characteristics. International specifications guide producers to supply a standard, high-quality product and maintain purity. In South Africa, the Eucalyptus Smithii species is the variety used for medicinal purposes.

Imported Eucalyptus is not derived from this preferred species. Most imported Eucalyptus Oils would be of Eucalyptus Globulus, which is lower in cineol. Cineol is a colourless liquid found within Eucalyptus that increases the benefit of support to the respiratory system. Therefore, Eucalyptus Oils derived from species lower in cineol are less effective in offering respiratory support.

 

How to Know Which Eucalyptus Oil Meets These Standards

While the market is being flooded with a wide variety of Eucalyptus Oil providers, buying Eucalyptus Oil from ISO Certified manufacturers, such as the Clive Teubes Group, can provide some guarantee that the Oil will be both safe and effective.

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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THE EXPERIENCE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ESSENTIAL SERVICE ORGANISATIONS

Every global citizen experienced Covid-19, the global pandemic that has had a devastating effect on the world financially, physiologically, and psychologically. The specific, organisational, and individual levels of impact and implications of this Pandemic have been dependent on various factors – including location, level of risk, and industry.

During the various stages of the Covid-19 lockdown enforced in South Africa (and across the globe) “Essential Services” businesses remained open. While staying open meant that the potential financial risk and impact on trade and sales was mitigated for some of these organisations, the health risks and burden of extreme protection protocols exponentially increased. In addition, the cost of complying with the strict rules and regulations, and the implementation of health and safety procedures placed further strain on many of these organisations.

One such organisation is the Clive Teubes Group. Due to many of its products being key ingredients in a wide variety of pharmaceutical and food and beverage products, the Group is considered to deliver essential services and remained fully operational throughout the entire lockdown period. The Group’s subsidiaries, including Clive Teubes (Pty) Ltd and Teubes Africa CC, produce, distribute, and export quality products to both local and international markets. These products include, but are not limited to, essential oils, natural extracts, flavours and fragrances.

 

What protocols and procedures were implemented by the Clive Teubes Group?

  • All required regulations put in place by the government were fully adhered to
  • Employees were supplied with masks and all other personal protection equipment
  • All staff members were provided with their own hand sanitisers and immune boosters, while larger containers of hand sanitizers were placed throughout the buildings and at all entrances
  • Every person that entered the premises is tested for temperature and fills in the appropriate questionnaire
  • To minimise risk, private transportation was arranged for all employees who usually use public transport, ensuring they get to work and back home safely
  • The premises are continuously sanitized with an anti-viral wash as well as a fogger that is used in each office weekly
  • Whenever an employee showed signs of illness the organisation paid for that employee to get tested for Covid-19, and the employee was isolated until the test feedback was received
  • The Clive Teubes Group established a relationship with Ampath, which ensured swift results being received, while Ampath assisted the business by providing the correct forms and protocols, advising the Group where required

 

The strict adherence to the above saw to it that only one employee out of 101 tested positive since March 2020. The source of the infection was from a family member and not at the company. In this case, the business was fumigated and sterilized and all employees working at the same facility were sent for testing at company cost. Everybody tested negative and normal operations could resume.

By staying open the Clive Teubes Group had the advantage of continual work and increased sales, due to the essential nature of the product range. The organisation still faced financial pressure, however. The costs of adherence to protocols, supply of PPE, travel and sanitizing amounted to large sums. Furthermore, the import and export of product posed great difficulties, due to transport restrictions, shipping delays and closed borders – all of which affected payment dates. While the supply chain throughout the industry mostly remained operational, non-industry suppliers such as equipment suppliers were closed during lockdown, and in some cases liquidated permanently. Similarly, customers from the cosmetic and beauty industry were closed throughout levels one to three of lockdown, while some did not survive.

It can be said that the Covid 19 situation and resultant lock down was difficult and unknown terrain to traverse even for “Essential Services” companies. Guidelines on protocols to be kept were vague and business managers now had to make decisions on a daily basis, which had never had to be taken in our history. As South African restrictions start to lift there is a hope that some stability can be returned to the economy, although this will take time, strategy, and patience.

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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THE BENEFITS OF MENTHOL CRYSTALS

Menthol Crystals are derived from the Mentha Arvensis Botanica, also known as Mint, Corn Mint, Wild Mint, and Japanese Mint. Menthol Crystals are a solid constituent of Mint Oil and have a waxy consistency. The Mint Essential Oil is derived from the Mint leaf through the process of distillation. This Mint Essential Oil is then frozen at a temperature of -22 degrees Celsius. The process of freezing the Essential Oil causes it to crystalise, forming Menthol Crystals.

As they are directly obtained from Mint Essential Oil, Menthol Crystals share the same vast benefits of the Oil. However, Menthol Crystals are extremely concentrated, and therefore only small amounts of the Crystals are needed for effective applications and uses.

 

Menthol Crystals’ Uses and Benefits:

For the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Menthol Crystals are incredibly potent in treating health ailments
  • Some of the most popular pharmaceutical uses include using Menthol Crystals to treat digestive and gastric ailments; relieving symptoms of nausea; reducing pain; and reducing fever and headaches

 

For the Cosmetic Industry

  • Menthol Crystals are often added to Carrier Oils and as a primary ingredient in skin and beauty products
  • These Crystals have a fresh and minty aroma and are often added to perfumes, creams, and colognes
  • Menthol Crystals aid in reducing skin irritations, soothing itchy and dry skin, and refreshing and revitalising the skin in general
  • Adding Menthol Crystals to your haircare products assists in nourishing and strengthening the hair and in fostering healthy hair growth

 

For the Aromatherapeutic Industry

  • Menthol Crystals are often used in aromatherapy to create a calm state of mind, effectively reducing anxiety and stress
  • It promotes a sense of ease, while simultaneously invigorating and energising both body and mind

 

Menthol Crystals are highly concentrated Crystals, derived from the Mint Essential Oil, and hold a vast array of benefits for various industries. The variability in benefits and applications of the Menthol Crystals make it the perfect product, especially for the holiday season.

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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