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Jan 11, 2017 | 11:13 AM CST

Progress in Essential Oils: Spike Lavender

By: Brian M. Lawrence

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia Medic).

Jan 11, 2017 | 10:33 AM CST

A Natural and a Pod: Commonalities in Vanilla and Tea Processing

By: Patrick Dunphy, Ph.D. and Krishna Bala, Ph.D

Shared chemistry, biochemistry and processing in tea leaf and vanilla pod.

Jan 09, 2017 | 10:41 AM CST

Seppic Acquires Serdex, Expands into Naturals in Cosmetics

Seppic

Seppic acquired Serdex in a move to commit to the naturals market within cosmetics, obtaining a turnover of $8.45 million and 40 employees based in France.

Jan 04, 2017 | 02:11 PM CST

Female Fragrance Market to Continue Blooming through 2024

Perfume in developing world

According to a recent Persistence Market Research report, the female fragrance market is on the rise as consumers in emerging markets maintain stronger buying power.

Dec 28, 2016 | 12:38 PM CST

Global Aroma Chemicals Stays Fresh Through 2021

A family buying bleach

In a recent report, it was projected that the global aroma chemical market will grow at a rate of 5% CAGR for the next four years. Contributing factors to the growth are changing consumer trends, a rise in disposable income and an increase in attention to naturals.

Dec 20, 2016 | 11:54 AM CST

Blue Marble & Welch to Collaborate on Biochemical Production

Cosmetics and fragrance

The partnership between Welch Foods, Inc. and Blue Marble Biomaterials will expand the use of natural ingredients, such as biochemicals, in fragrance and cosmetic applications.

Dec 12, 2016 | 12:44 PM CST

Essential Oils & Lavender Farmers Affected by Regulations

A lavender farmer

In a recent case study, IFRA examined the unintended consequences that European chemical regulations had on lavender farmers and essential oil producers.

Dec 07, 2016 | 01:11 PM CST

Sustainability in Madagascar's Vanilla Supply Chain

Vanilla farmers

Since 2015, The Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI) goal has been to help improve vanilla bean farmers’ livelihoods and assure the quality of natural vanilla.

Dec 06, 2016 | 10:17 AM CST

TFS Corporation to Partner with Young Living Essential Oils

sandalwood

The partnership between TFS Corporation and Young Living Essential Oils will allow for Young Living to double its sandalwood oil volume in order to meet current and future demands.

Dec 02, 2016 | 01:18 PM CST

Progress in Essential Oils: Lemon Verbena Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of lemon verbena oil.