An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing the “essence of” the plant’s fragrance, it’s volatile aroma compounds.

Oleoresins are a natural mixture of essential oils and resin extracted from its plant or source.

Essential Oils and Oleoresins offer an excellent means to add natural concentrated flavours and food ingredients to many food and beverage systems. These extracts are produced by extraction and distillation of a wide range of herbs, spices and other botanicals.

Proudly representing both Lionel Hitchen and Amedeo Giovanni, Hawkins Watts has an extensive range of offerings in this area:

  • Highly concentrated citrus specialties, invaluable ingredients when developing natural beverage flavours.
  • Selection of single-fold, folded, terpeneless and sesquiterpeneless citrus oils.
  • Herbs and Spices in standardised oleoresins, essential oils, spice blend liquid seasonings and “Hispex” dispersed spice dry blends options.
  • Lionel Hitchen have the technology to further process selected herb and spice oleoresins to produce a ‘Super-Soluble’ range.  These speciality extracts retain all the flavour qualities of an oleoresin, but with improved water-solubility.

Suggestions for handling Essential Oils and Oleoresins