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 »
In this age of growing consumer demand for natural and organic certified products, Berjé partners with the Oregon Tilth Association to balance economic and social responsibility while still delivering the standards our customers expect.Berjé offers and stocks a growing list of organic certified essential oils from around the world.
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 »
Functional Ingredients Many flavor and fragrance ingredients double as functional products. Whether they are fixed oils in cosmetics, essential oils in natural pesticides, or natural isolates in polymers, Berjé carries several grades of products suitable for applications beyond flavors and fragrances.
Cedarwood Oil in China has been short for several months with much speculation as to the reason. A new report states that the Chinese Government has paid more attention to deforestation and environmental protection. Prices for Methyl Cedryl Ketone, Cedryl Methyl Ether, Cedryl Acetate, and Cedrenol have all increased.
Availability continues to be limited, prices are firm.
Disposal of spent cedar dust continues to be a problem. This has contributed to limited availability and firming prices.
Prices remain firm and supply is still tight.
Processing costs have risen, as disposing of waste continues to be an issue. The spent cedar fiber is high volume and low weight, making it uneconomical to transport by truck. Prices for both of these oils continue to firm.
Cedryl Acetate is acetylated from cedarwood oil. Its aroma is woody, slightly leathery with an earthy undertone similar to that of vetiver. Cedryl Acetate’s fixative properties work well in soaps, especially those where a lighter, creamier woody note is needed. In other fragrance applications it blends well with Iso Bornyl Acetate, Lavandin Oils, and Ionones.... Read more »
Manufacturers are citing several reasons for the current shortage of this material in China. Firstly, a multinational has purchased a large amount of Cedarwood unexpectedly, causing a shortage and dramatic price increase for raw material. Rain in the growing regions has prevented harvesting, contributing to the price rises and availability issues. The situation is expected... Read more »