Bedoukian’s Sustainable High-Impact Ingredients

31 July 2023

Bedoukian have been manufacturing high-impact, high-quality ingredients for over 100 years. We are proud to have worked with them in the UK market for just over a year – happy anniversary to us!

With sustainability and environmental concerns at the forefront of all our minds, Bedoukian focus on new materials and new techniques to improve sustainability of our end products. So how can high-impact ingredients and renewable carbon help?


The chemical industry is the most energy demanding industry in the EU. From high energy processes to transport costs and waste, there is a significant demand to improve processes and create a “circular economy” for end products.

Although there is no official definition for what “sustainability” means, it is generally agreed that the concept focusses on improved efficiency, decreased use of non-renewable sources and should encompass the entire process from design, through manufacture and biodegradability. ECHA are working on a definition of chemical sustainability and have stated that “the definition should be based on 3-pillars: safety; circularity; using less energy.”

High-Impact Ingredients

Bedoukian’s high-impact products are inherently more sustainable compared to their corresponding standard materials.  Due to their nature, less material is required to achieve the same results. This in turn requires less product to be shipped and reduced packaging. All this whilst lowering your cost-in-use! But Bedoukian’s sustainability efforts don’t stop here.

Renewable Carbon

Ideally, to rapidly mitigate climate change, we want to stop the introduction of further fossil carbon into our system. In some industries, it is possible to completely stop carbon use. However, molecules will always need carbon and therefore, we need to look at alternatives to keep up with the chemical industries high carbon demand. Enter renewable carbon.

“Renewable Carbon” is defined as all sources that avoid or substitute the use of any additional fossil carbon from the geosphere. The concept of renewable carbon serves as a guide towards sustainable carbon cycles. Alternatives to fossil carbon include biomass, utilisation of CO2 and recycling. We should also focus on responsible sourcing of carbon in a manner that has limited impact on the environment and societal function.

Bedoukian have recently released a selection of ingredients with levels of high renewable carbon! They use local raw materials and packaging to further minimise their carbon footprint and have worked extensively to keep costs as low as possible so that customers can increase their sustainability without sacrificing their budget.

The list includes:

Hydrofleur – 100% renewable carbon (Pinus Taeda). Powerful, fresh, watery and ozonic with raspberry and melon notes.

Trans-2-Nonen-1-al FCC – 77% renewable carbon (GMO-free Castor Oil). Green, aldehydic and bright with fatty carrot leaf and melon notes.

Valencial – 83% Renewable Carbon (RSPO certified Palm Kernel Oil). A fatty, waxy, citrus peel note with herbal aspects.

1,3,5-Undecatriene – 64% Renewable Carbon (GMO-free Castor Oil). Fresh green, resinous, galbanum with green pepper odour and taste.

Lavender Aldehyde – 100% Renewable carbon (Cassava Root). A rich, dry, woody, powdery note.

Palmitic Acid Natural – 100% Renewable Carbon (RSPO certified Palm Oil). Fatty, waxy, aldehydic note with a faintly oily aroma.

Ethyl Palmitate – 100% Renewable Carbon (RSPO certified Palm Oil). Soft, fatty and waxy.

With a huge range of materials, specialising in fruity and aquatic notes, Bedoukian will have a high-impact material suitable for all your olfactory requirements. For samples, pricing and availability, please contact our F&F team!