The Three Raw Ingredients You Never Knew You Needed

October 31, 2017

The Three Raw Ingredients You Never Knew You Needed - Aromatic Ingredients

All products have to begin somewhere! Products developed in the cosmetic, food, fragrance, and pharmaceutical industries are held to higher standards than ever before by scrutinising consumers, so the quality and origin of ingredients has never been more important. Raw ingredients like lanolin, benzoin, and polysorbate offer unique benefits when utilised in product development. Though these three aren’t as flashy as essential oils and other popular natural ingredients, they offer valuable properties that have unlimited usefulness for a wide range of products.

Lanolin - Aromatic Ingredients


Lanolin, also called wool wax and wool grease, is a wax composed of sterol esters. Its water-proof properties make it very valuable in personal care and healthcare products. It can be used effectively in protective baby skin treatments, nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers, lip gloss, and high value cosmetics. Thanks to its natural origin, lanolin is a strategic ingredient choice to provide consumer with products that are safely and sustainably made.

Benzoin - Aromatic Ingredients


Benzoin is an important balsamic resin used in medicine, perfume, and as a flavour agent. Its sweet vanilla-like aroma and fixative properties are perfect for fragrance applications, especially to slow the dispersion of essential oils into the air. The same vanilla touch is an asset in the flavouring of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, chewing gum, soft candy, and frozen dairy.  Benzoin can be prepared as a tincture for medical purposes as well, including treating damaged skin before applying a bandage. It is believed to protect the skin and help adhesives last longer.

Polysorbate - Aromatic Ingredients


Polysorbate isn’t a flashy ingredient that offers exciting health and wellness benefits like other raw ingredients, but it’s an integral component to the function of so many food and cosmetic products! This synthetic compound is a viscous, water-soluble yellow liquid that functions as a surfactant, solubiliser, excipient, emulsifier, and more. In food, for example, polysorbate can be added to make ice cream smoother and easier to handle. It is commonly added to body washes, hair shampoos, lotions, creams, and bath oils to help other ingredients dissolve in any given solvent. Without polysorbate, countless products would not look, feel, and function in the appealing and effortless way that consumers expect and desire.

In order to develop the very best products that consumers will continually seek out, turn to Aromatic Ingredients for the highest quality raw materials. The team at Aromatic Ingredients can provide the ingredients you need to develop products that fly off the shelf. Call 03 9702 3698 today to speak to one of our specialists and learn more!