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Healthy and Delicious – Crafting Green Juices

Is there anybody who hasn’t heard of the green juice craze? Green juices, produced from ingredients such as kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, and herbs such as basil and mint, are the latest and greatest way for people to get their daily doses of healthy vitamins and nutrients. And there are more ways than ever to […]

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Creating Fantastic Fragrances for Natural Soap and Shampoo Products

Today’s buyers crave safe, natural products, and while this trend started in the foods and beverages industries, it’s extended into the toiletries market. However, it’s not enough to simply leave out the harsh chemicals. The aromas in these toiletries help give them their “natural” appeal, so there are several things that fragrance designers should take […]

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Special Considerations for Craft and Small Batch Ingredients

Flavor and fragrance ingredients producers place a lot of focus on large, mass-market producers of goods. But just as important are those small and medium-sized businesses in need of ingredients for craft and small batch products.   Those who handcraft their items or who produce their goods in limited amounts have special considerations that in […]

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Sweet and Sour – Honey and Vinegar Flavors

Honey and vinegar are as different as night and day. However, they can be used together to create some truly delectable flavor combinations. There’s plenty of historical precedent for this, as this sweet and sour flavor combination has been popular in many different types of ethnic cuisines for centuries. However, modern day flavor designers are […]

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Taking a Look at Artisan Bread Flavors

It’s no secret that for many of us, bread is a go-to comfort food favorite. It’s rich, hearty, filling, and there’s nothing quite as comforting as the fragrant aroma of a freshly baked loaf. While there’s nothing wrong with a classic loaf of bread, artisan bread helps to bring something new to the table. Here […]

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Simply Refreshing – Mint Flavored Cocktails

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a delicious cocktail – except for, perhaps, a cocktail crafted with invigorating mint flavors. The notable flavor of mint is used in many different recipes, from classics such as mojitos to new cocktails with a flavorful twist. Here are some of our favorites.   We’ve already mentioned mojitos, but […]

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Make Room for Mezcal

You may be familiar with tequila’s unique taste (or hangover), but mezcal is making its way out of the shadows. Like tequila, mezcal is a distilled agave product. Often described as citrusy, woody, or honey-scented, mezcal is the Mexican firewater known in the US for the worm in the bottle. Tequila may have won fans […]

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Exploring Scented Lotion Trends

The scented lotion market has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, with countless unique fragrances available to consumers. Used alone or layered with a matching perfume or body spray scent, lotions have become ubiquitous in households throughout the country. Once used for mainly utilitarian purposes (to moisturize the skin or remove rough spots), […]