…. An essential oil may contain up to several hundred chemical compounds and this complex mixture of compounds gives the oil its characteristic fragrance and flavour.
Some two hundred essential oils are produced and traded internationally in volumes that range from 20-30,000 tonnes for citrus based oil to less than 100 kg for some specialty flower and plant extracts. Extraction methods vary between steam or water distillation to those using organic solvents that produce oleoresins or supercritical solvents such as carbon dioxide that produce higher quality extracts. These oleoresins and extracts contain not only the volatile essential oil but also the concentrated non-volatile flavour components and these have wide application in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The chart below shows the multitude of applications that using essential oils as part of their composition.
Through its established relationships with organic farmers, Vina-Concepts can source a variety of essential oils that are harvested from the rain forests and natural flora of Vietnam. The following list is a sample of the essential oils we are able to source for our customers: