Essential oils are the concentrated aroma and flavor character of the flowers, fruits, roots, bark, leaves, and herbs that we are so familiar with from our gardens and spice racks. For centuries, they have been an important part of medicine and culture and now play an indispensable role in flavor and fragrance commerce. Alongside the push... Read more »
To complement the palette of natural essential oils Berjé offers a comprehensive profile of aroma chemicals. We maintain an inventory of some 2,500 aromatics for flavor, fragrance and pharmaceutical applications. These encompass the full spectrum of those derived from turpentine to natural isolates of essential oils. Our offerings of rare pyrazines, thiazoles and diverse sulfur... Read more »
Flavor Ingredients Part of Berjé’s proficiency in the flavor industry comes not only from stocking many ingredients, but also being able to offer different varieties of those ingredients. The differences between Argentine, Californian, and Italian Lemon Oil can be subtle, but they serve as a major point of distinction when used in a well-constructed flavor. ... Read more »
Fragrance Ingredients The supply of fragrance materials has always been the cornerstone of Berjé’s business. Through decades of working with producers, we have cultivated an inclusive standing inventory that spans from commodities to specialty ingredients. We’ve combined the strength of our inventory with a flexible production system that can process tankers of material down to... Read more »
Steam distilled from the wood of the Haitian-grown amyris tree.
There has been no change in Amyris’s situation. The supply is tight.
The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew has worsened the situation for this already distressed ingredient.
The shortages and firming prices for Amyris Oil continue.
Prices remain firm and availability is still limited.
Demand continues to exceed available supply. Prices are expected to continue firming.
Over the years harvesting of the trees in Haiti has depleted the supply leading to ever increasing prices. Relief from other parts of the island of Hispaniola has been restricted by government regulations. Demand is expected to continue to outstrip supply causing prices to climb higher.
With fuel oil prices rising, a bad situation became worse, with political instability increasing. There was rioting and there were deaths. The President has been ousted. Fortunately production of Vetiver and Amyris had ceased and stocks were shipped.
Similarly to Amyris, prices continue to rise as availability is not able to cover demand.
Similarly to Amyris Oil, there is not enough Haitian Vetiver to cover demand. Additionally, production in Indonesia appears to be non-existent.