Essential oils are odoriferous bodies of an oily nature obtained from
herbal sources generally liquid (sometimes semi-solid or solid) at
ordinary temperatures and volatile without decomposition.
are the constituents of plants generally volatile in steam.
are used in cosmetics, toiletries, tooth-paste, food products like
confectionery, chocolate, ice cream and pharmaceuticals.
of the developing countries have vast potential in cultivating the herbs
due to their climate, rainfall and geographical conditions.
is generated from home market as well as export market. The source of
demand is from end use industries which are primarily personal care
products, food products, pharmaceuticals.
demand for essential oil by fragrance industry is 60%, flavour industry
20% and pharmaceutical industry 20%.
is good demand from USA, UK, France, Germany and also far eastern
countries like Japan, Singapore and Hongkong. The estimated demand for
essential oils for the year 1996- 97 is 14,900 tonnes.
growth rates normally are of 9% and 25% for domestic and export market
respectively. The demand supply gap is about 8000 tonnes.
important oils that have a good demand presently are: Lemon Grass oil,
Rose Oil, Ginger Oil, Clove Oil, Citronella Oil, Geranium Oil, Palmarosa
Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Mint Oil, Vetiver Oil, Jasmine Oil, Lavender oil,
cinamon oil, etc.
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