We specialise in three types of mint oils: mentha piperita (peppermint oil), mentha arvensis (cornmint oil) and mentha spicata (spearmint oil), all sourced from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Each mint has a clearly defined and separate character. This character is influenced by the climate during each growing year.
The cornmint crop is cultivated early in the year and is harvested by mid year, before the monsoons.
The piperita crop has two harvests or cuttings during the second quarter (first cut) and the third quarter (second cut). The quality of the oil varies in some key components between these cuts.
Spearmint oil is also grown widely and we source pure and natural oil from India alone.
Tea Tree Oil
The oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves and stem of the melaleuca alternifolia or the tea tree plant.
The oil has been used for centuries by the aboriginal people of Australia. It is commonly used today for its fragrance and reputed functional qualities, including as an antiseptic and for topical infection control, toiletry and personal care products, such as shampoos, shower gels, bath foams, oral care products, and acne control creams. The product is also used in animal health applications.
Tea tree has been grown and farmed in Australia and we still supply this quality Australian oil, however, the cultivation of the same botanical species is now prevalent in China. Khush Ingredients is partnered with the largest Chinese producer of tea tree oil.
Australian and Chinese Tea Tree Oil is held in stock in the UK in drums and smaller containers.
Supercritical CO₂ Extracts
India is an important supplier of traditional spice and herb oils. The process of supercritical CO₂ extraction allows high quality products to be produced without the use of solvents. The spices are locally cultivated and we also offer organic products for some spice oils. The quality of these oils and extracts is extremely high, benefitting from the gentle temperature at which they are processed. The freshness is preserved in these extracts, making their flavour and odour three dimensional with a freshly picked aroma.
Other Natural Essential Oils
We partner with experienced producers of essential oils around the world and the oils supplied are all pure, genuine products. We also fractionally distill isolates of certain oils, which are natural isolates; single compounds are natural chemicals.
These natural oils come from Indonesia, China and India for floral and spice oils and we source a wide range of fine citrus oils from Italy.
These essential oils are suitable for a variety of applications in toiletries and aromatherapy and also as flavourings in food, beverage and oral care.
Oils include: Cassia, Eucalyptus and Star Anise from China, Citronella, Patchouli and Cananga from Indonesia, Lemongrass and Neem from India as well as a full range of spice oils, floral concretes and absolutes.
Samples are available for most products, please email email@example.com for more information.