Conventionally essential oils were used in personal care, cosmetics, food & beverages, nutraceuticals, and pharma to appeal to the consumers with their pleasing fragrances. But today there are many newer areas of applications emerging to further grow the market exponentially and redefine the expectations from essential oils.
The integrity of the essential oil composition is, therefore, a determining factor in application, while it is already established that essential oil components are highly unstable and prone to chemical conversions. Historically, manufacturers used synthetic additives to achieve this objective, but ‘the cleaner label’ movement has rippled into a growing demand for natural plant-based alternatives.
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