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Essential oils: From extraction to encapsulation

Abstract : Essential oils are natural products which have many interesting applications. Extraction of essential oils from plants is performed by classical and innovative methods. Numerous encapsulation processes have been developed and reported in the literature in order to encapsulate biomolecules, active molecules, nanocrystals, oils and also essential oils for various applications such as in vitro diagnosis, therapy, cosmetic, textile, food etc. Essential oils encapsulation led to numerous new formulations with new applications. This insures the protection of the fragile oil and controlled release. The most commonly prepared carriers are polymer particles, liposomes and solid lipid nanoparticles.
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A El Asbahani, K Miladi, W Badri, M Sala, E. H. Ait Addi, et al.. Essential oils: From extraction to encapsulation. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Elsevier, 2015, 483 (1-2), ⟨10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.12.069⟩. ⟨hal-01230084⟩

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