Essential oils have been used in traditional medicines and therapeutic remedies for centuries. They can be considered non-therapeutic dietary supplements used to promote general well-being.
The global Nutraceuticals market was valued at $417.66 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2020 to 2028. Essential oils are commonly used in the Nutraceutical industry to change a product’s colour, taste and aroma. They can also add natural and organic vitamins and minerals to numerous formulations without the added cost.
Benefits of using natural aromatic and botanical ingredients in Nutraceutical applications:
- 100% pure and natural.
- Certified organic status is available.
- Cost-effective as low inclusion levels are required to achieve taste profiles.
- Many materials offer health benefits which are naturally found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
The market for Nutraceuticals is endless, with essentials oils being used in a variety of categories, such as:
- General well-being
- Eye Health
- Skin Health
Citrus Essential Oils
Lemon, Orange, Lime, Bergamot, Grapefruit and Mandarin are the perfect addition to immunity and general well-being based formulations due to their aroma, flavour and major biologically active compounds which aid health, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Herb Essential Oils
Basil, Coriander, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme are perfect for a natural remedy for various health-related issues. Basil can be an excellent natural alternative to traditional pain relief and is packed full of Vitamins K, A, Iron and Calcium.
Floral Essential Oils
Lavender, Rose and Geranium are popular in many Nutraceutical applications due to their floral profile and various acclaimed health benefits. Lavender, in particular, is commonly used due to its calming effects and majestic, vibrant colour.
Spice Essential Oils
Black Pepper, Cardamon, Clove, Ginger and Nutmeg offer a warm, spicy taste profile to various Nutraceutical formulations. Their active compounds aid health whilst offering antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mint Essential Oils
Peppermint, Spearmint and Cornmint are the go-to products in oral care and digestive-related products. Offering a cooling and refreshing taste and aroma, these oils are packed with Vitamins A, C and Manganese.
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