Contrary to popular belief these days, essential oils are used not just in aromatherapy, but also in a range of everyday articles. They are used for flavoring food and drink and for adding scents to incense and household cleaning products. In fact, the main reason for the expansion of the essential oil industry in the last half century is the development of food, cosmetics, and fragrance industries.
The largest consumer of essential oils is the flavour industry. Essential oils with citrus properties – orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, line – are widely by soft drink industry. In addition, alcoholic beverage industry is another major user of essential oils, for example, anise in numerous specialties of the Mediterranean region, herbal oils in liqueurs, ginger in ginger beer, and peppermint in mint liquors.
Essential oils including ginger, cinnamon, clove, and peppermint are used in confectionery, bakery, desserts, and dairy products. The spicy oils are widely consumed by in preparation of salted chips.
The fast-food and processed food industries are also substantial users of essential oils, although the main demand is for spicy and herbal flavors. Important oils here are coriander (especially popular in the United States), pepper, pimento, laurel, cardamom, ginger, basil, oregano, dill, and fennel.
Another major consumer of essential oils are the manufacturers of oral care products, mouth refreshing confectioneries, personal hygiene and cleaning industry. They use a wide variety of essential oils including eucalyptus, mint, citronella, lemongrass, herbal and fruity oils.
Last but not the least, a wide range of essential oils are nowadays are used in alternative or natural medicine with aromatherapy. Aromatherapy and natural products, where essential oils are emphasized as the natural ingredients, are a very-fast-developing segment of the industry.
Essential Oils are usually sold for individual use in very small bottles. See the Essential oil Gift Set page for information on how to store your oils and to view pictures of essential oil bottles.
Post time: May-07-2022