The Whole Herb Company has been a premium Botanical and Spice ingredient supplier to the Spice, Tea & Nutraceutical Industries since 1975. Our vision is one of fair trade, and we have over 30 years of experience in building relationships based on trust and integrity with our suppliers and customers around the world. Our mission... Read more »
Sandalwood Oil Australian is distilled from the heartwood of a tree closely related to the Indian Sandalwood. Despite the close relation, this oil’s aroma is distinctly different from that of the Indian variety. The Australian Oil is known for expressing Sandalwood’s soft and creamy side while still retaining some of the santalol sharpness. This, combined... Read more »
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.
Bois de Rose Oil is typically produced from the heartwood of the rosewood tree in the Amazon. This oil is produced more sustainably without the need to sacrifice the tree but distilling a comparable oil from the leaves and twigs. Long sought after as a natural source of linalool, this oil’s aroma is sweet, woody,... Read more »
Natural Cinnamic Aldehyde Isolated from Cinnamomum aromaticum (cassia), this natural cinnamic aldehyde contains the warmth and heat of cinnamon without the dry woodiness found in cinnamon bark oil Almond Oil Bitter Almond Oil Bitter makes use of the pressed “cakes” of bitter apricot kernels that have had their non-volatile oil extracted for use cooking and cosmetics. The... Read more »
Beta Ionone’s multifaceted aroma straddles the line between violet, berry, and cedar depending on how it is used. Described as fruity, woody, and dry, Beta Ionone is featured very commonly in berry flavors like strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and grape in addition to licorice. In fragrances Beta Ionone tends to have more of a violet or... Read more »
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 »