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The In and Outs of Esters

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica:

 

“The term Ester was introduced in the first half of the 19th century by German chemist Leopold Gmelin.”

 

Esters are a class of organic compound that occur in many forms in nature. These include plant and animal fats, as well as being principal compounds associated with the flavour and fragrance profiles of most fruits.

 

As man-made chemical (synthetic) technologies have advanced, Ester products have been developed for various applications ranging from plastics to products for flavouring and fragrancing. Through esterification, the process of chemical synthesis of Esters, products are produced which mimic and enhance those found in nature. Over time, this allowed for the creativity within the flavour and fragrance industry to thrive into what it is today. Esters are an integral part of the flavour and fragrance industry.

 

We describe some of these Esters below:

 

  • Ethyl Butyrate: Ethyl Butyrate is found naturally in many fruits such as apples, apricots and plums, and bananas. This Ester is mainly used in the health industry in pharmaceutical products and in the food industry as a flavouring agent.

 

  • Amyl Butyrate: This Ester is also known as Pentyl Butyrate. Naturally it is found in bananas, apples and apricots. It is colourless to a pale yellow with a fruity flavouring. It has a sweet aroma and taste. Its sweet, fruity aroma has made it one of the preferred Esters for use in fragrances and fragranced products in the beauty industry. It is also commonly used in the food industry as a flavouring agent.

 

  • Neryl Acetate: This Ester is a chemical compound that can be found in citrus oils. It has a floral, citrus aroma and taste and is used equally popular in the food and beauty industries as a flavouring and fragrance agent.

 

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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Floral Fragrances: A Bouquet of Choices for Every Application

Lately it has become very clear that the global interest in Floral Fragrances has been on a steep rise – and there is no wonder why. Consumers and industries alike are delving into a wide range of uplifting and refreshing Floral Fragrances for application in soaps and detergents, among other uses. This is due to the universal appeal of a floral scent, and its astonishingly wide range of applications.

 

Some of the most popular applications of Floral Fragrances include:

 

  • Floral Fragrances are often used in cleaning detergents. The addition of a floral scent to the detergent offers any space cleaned with it a magical, spring aroma. This aroma has the potential of lifting the mood in any room used, be it a factory, store, bathroom, or even in a storage space.

 

  • Floral Fragrances are also an incredibly popular addition to bath and beauty products such as soaps, shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, and lotions. The Floral Fragrance transfers a fresh scent onto the skin or hair, leaving consumers, customers, and/or clients smelling fresh and feeling great. The scent is also gentle enough not to overwhelm the user, resulting in a pleasant and refreshing aroma.

 

  • Another popular application for Floral Fragrances is as an addition in laundry detergents and fabric softeners. This leaves clothes smelling clean and spring fresh. Floral Fragrances are particularly popular in laundry products as they effectively freshen the smell of laundry with a long lasting and soothing scent.

 

The Clive Teubes Group offers a wide range of Floral Fragrances. Why not try them all as you expand your range for this new decade?

 

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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Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil – The Health and Beauty Industry’s Best Friend

Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil is the mildest type of Eucalyptus Oil. This Essential Oil is derived through the process of steam distillation of the leaves of the Eucalyptus Smithii plant, which is part of the Myrtaceae plant family, which originates from Australia. The Eucalyptus Smithii’s light and fresh aroma and quality makes it a favourite Essential Oil within the Health and Beauty industry.

 

Benefits and Uses:  

  • Due to its mild nature, Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil is ideal for use in beauty therapies, health remedies, and products that are to be used for long durations or for use with children and/or senior citizens.

 

  • Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil acts as an effective decongestant and, as such, is a wonderful ingredient to add to topical creams and ointments meant to relieve congestion, coughs, colds, flu, and respiratory challenges.

 

  • This gentle yet effective Essential Oil is also the perfect addition to massage oils, not only for it’s aromatherapeutic benefits of relieving stress and rejuvenating the mind, but also for its physical benefits of easing sore muscles and joints.

 

  • The Eucalyptus Smithii Essential Oil boasts many pharmaceutical benefits. These include but are not limited to being analgesic, antiviral, and antibacterial. It functions as an anti-inflammatory as well as an antiseptic. It is effective in treating arthritis, bronchitis, asthma, cold sores, headaches and sinusitis.

 

  • Its pleasing and relaxing aroma has afforded the Eucalyptus Smithii a favoured spot in spas, gyms, saunas, therapy offices, and doctors’ waiting rooms.

 

One of the gentlest and most calming Essential Oils, the Eucalyptus Smithii has firmly entrenched its place in the heart of the Health and Beauty industry.

 

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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Naartjie Terpenes and Their Uses

Terpenes are similar to essential oils. They are a class of organic compounds that can be extracted from a wide variety of plants and fruits through a process called molecular distillation.  Naartjie Terpenes are extracted from Naartjie Citrus Essential Oil. By definition, Terpenes are a group of unsaturated hydrocarbons found in essential oils, derived from plants and citrus.

Terpenes hold the same beneficial properties of the essential oils that they are derived from, however in a more condensed form. This means that Terpenes have incredibly strong fragrances and flavours.

 

Some of the uses and benefits of Naartjie Terpenes include:

  • Pharmaceutical: Naartjie Terpenes have many health benefiting properties, such as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial. They are rich in Vitamin A and help to balance hormones.

 

  • Therapeutic: Naartjie Terpenes have anti-depressant effects. They also have sedative and calming qualities. They help to calm stress and anxiety and can assist in reducing sleep difficulties.

 

  • Beauty: Naartjie Terpenes have a strong but pleasant fragrance which make them the perfect ingredients to add to beauty products such as soaps and body washes, shampoos and conditioners, face creams, hand and body creams, and perfumes. The addition of Naartjie Terpenes will not only enhance the fragrance of the product but also offers deeply nourishing and rejuvenating properties for hair and skin.

 

Terpenes offer a highly condensed version of the benefits found in the essential oils they are derived from. This makes them a sort of superhero of the essential oil world. They may be less well known than essential oils but, all things considered, that probably makes them the perfect choice for inclusion in a gift over the festive 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: 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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Repelling Insects the Safe and Natural Way

The arrival of summer gifts us with many wonders in the natural world. Warm summer days, soft summer rains, exciting thunderstorms, and so many more. Unfortunately, summertime also means needing to find a safe and effective way to repel insects.

With society awakening to the damage chemical-based repellents and pesticides cause to the environment, as well as the hazard they are to the health of humans and animals, these customary repellents are clearly no longer an option. This leaves many wading hopelessly through a vast array of natural repellents with no idea what works best and why.

To try and assist in this search and make things a little easier, we have outlined two of our top natural insect repellents:

• Citronella: Today, Citronella Essential Oil is one of the most commonly used oils to repel insects, especially mosquitos. Historically, Citronella Oil was used for similar purposes by the ancient Greek’s and Romans. It can be used topically; mixed with a cream and applied to the skin. It can also be used as a room spray or by making Citronella candles. The Citronella scent helps to mask the smells that would attract insects, thereby safely repelling them instead.

• Eucalyptus Citriodora: This Essential Oil has a sweet lemon scent. It is also known as Gum Tree, Corymbia Citriodora and Lemon-Scented Essential Oil. This Essential Oil can be added to carrier oils to be able to apply it topically. It can also be added to a diffuser or used as a room spray to keep the insects at bay. In addition to working well as a natural insect repellent, this oil also works to soothe the irritation, itchiness, swelling and redness of insect bites.

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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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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