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What are the food flavour concentrates(essence)?

You can think of cordial, add few drops of it into your ice-cream, or your cake then you will be rewarded with a mouth-watering treat!

What are the usage of food flavour concentrates(essence)?

Flavours can be used in various applications to enhance and add taste to a wide range of products. Here are some common areas where flavors are utilized:

  1. Food and baking:

    • Baked Goods

    • Confectionery (candies, chocolates)

    • Dairy Products (yogurt, ice cream)

    • Snacks (chips, popcorn)

    • Sauces and Condiments

  2. Beverages:

    • Soft Drinks

    • Alcoholic Beverages (cocktails, spirits)

    • Coffee and Tea

    • Juices and Smoothies

    • Flavoured Water

  3. Health and Nutrition:

    • Protein Drinks

    • Diet Shakes

    • Nutritional Supplements

  4. Culinary Creations:

    • Cooking (soups, stews, sauces)

    • Baking and Frosting

    • Marinades and Dressings

    • Hard and soft Candy

  5. Breakfast Items:

    • Oatmeal

    • Cereals

    • Breakfast Bars

  6. Frozen Treats:

    • Ice Cream

    • Sorbets

    • Frozen Yogurt

  7. Cocktails and Mocktails:

    • Cocktails (Martinis, Margaritas, Mojitos)

    • Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  8. Hydration:

    • Flavoured Water

    • Sports Drinks

  9. Personal Care Products:

    • Toothpaste

    • Lip Balms and lip gloss

    • Cosmetics

When incorporating flavours into lip balm formulations, it's essential to select oil-based flavours over water-based ones for optimal results. Oil-based flavours seamlessly blend with the lip balm base, providing long-lasting taste and aroma without compromising the product's texture. These flavours ensure compatibility and stability, enhancing the overall quality of the lip balm. With oil-based flavours, lip balm enthusiasts can enjoy delightful scents and tastes, elevating their moisturizing experience while keeping their lips feeling smooth and hydrated throughout the day.

How do you use flavour concentrates?

Simply add them into your bakeries, cakes and cupcakes, ice cream, smoothies, drinks, protein shakes and almost anywhere you need a bit of more flavour or taste, but please make sure you are considering all the necessary requirements about safety and follow the suggested percentages, as some of these concentrates are stronger than others; if you add too much of it, it may affect the outcome.

Difference between flavour concentrates(essence) and extracts:

Extracts are the cleaner and safer flavours, most of the time they have fewer additives, and are perfect as additives to the drinks and beverage, but they are not resistant to heat and freezing, so not advised for baking or ice-creams.

On the other hand, flavour concentrates(essence) are designed specifically to be resistance the heat and cold, if you bake your extract, most probably you will lose it, while concentrates are more resistance to the heat, as they have been designed for it, and they maintain their profile overcooking, so simply if you need to add any flavours to your baking, you would better to use concentrates, still can be used into beverages and drinks, but as extracts are safer and cleaner, you should use them for that.

What is Diacetyl? And why should be avoided?


Diacetyl is a natural by-product of fermentation and occurs in alcoholic beverages as well as cultured dairy products (such as cultured cream, cultured/European-style butter, yoghurt, or sour milk). It can also be found in some fruits, especially stone fruits such as peach, nectarine, and plum, and thus is in some natural fruit extracts.

Diacetyl is often used with acetoin to make artificial butter flavouring as they both occur naturally in butter and lend it the characteristic flavour, and are entirely safe to consume in food. It has gained some press in the past decade as workers in several factories that manufacture butter flavouring have been diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare and serious lung disease.

The United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has suggested diacetyl, when used in artificial butter flavouring (as used in many consumer foods), may be hazardous when heated and inhaled over a long period and may induce bronchiolitis obliterans as well as beta-amyloid aggregation (which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease).

In light of these concerns, diacetyl has been removed from many products that use artificial flavouring, but still, there are some companies that add it into their flavours. To stay on the safe side, it is advised to avoid using any flavours that contain diacetyl.

Best flavour companies in the world:

There are lots of companies that are producing flavours, here are some of the most popular flavour companies:

1.The flavor apprentice TFA, TPA: One of the best companies with a wide range of flavours, they almost have everything, for most of us, TFA is the number one choice, cheap, accurate, and easy to work.

2.Capella flavors:  Another company from the USA with amazing products.

3.Flavour Art: An Italian manufacturer with wonderful and strong flavours, somehow they are the best for new mixers.

4.Inawera flavours: A polish company with awesome flavours, they have very unique and tasty flavours, e.g. Yes we cheesecake, or their Shisha products.

5.LorAnn oils and flavors: One of the oldest ones in the market, most of their flavours are good for baking.

6. Molinberry flavours: another company from Poland.

7.Flavorah: do not let their prices miss guide you as their flavours are amazing, strong, and super accurate.

8.Wonder flavours: a Canadian company, with a unique profile.

9.One on One flavors: Best flavour company for Keto and Low Carb flavours, do not forget to try their yummy Strawberry jam too, it is super delicious.

10. Purilum: It is another USA flavour manufacturer with over six decades of experience combined to build bold, especially their Country Apple, condensed Milk and Watermelon are super popular.

Keto flavours:

Please note all of our One-on-One flavours are low Carb, Paleo approved and Keto certified, they contain almost zero carbs and zero sugar, just keep them with you to add extra taste to your life. Also, we have keto flavours 4 pack and keto flavours 10 pack, which we picked some of the popular keto flavours with little extra discounts.

Vegetarian flavours:

All of our One on One flavours are free of Vegetable Glycerine and 100% Vegetarian friendly.

Are Flavour concentrates safe to inhale:

All of our concentrates are FOOD FLAVOURS and should be used for baking, cakes, deserts, drinks, ice cream, etc.

Food flavours are highly concentrated; they cannot be eaten or used directly. All the flavour concentrates on our website must be diluted prior to use!

Please be advsied, there is not much research done on inhaling any flavours, so if you are using any flavour concentrates (after diluting) for inhaling, the risk would be on your shoulders.

We strongly advise you to DO NOT inhale any of our flavours!



Are the flavour concentrates PG or VG?

As Propylene Glycol (PG) carries the flavours better than Vegetable Glycerine (VG), so almost most of the concentrates are containing PG rather than VG. Buy here one of the purest PG and VG in Australia.

My flavour changed colour, is it still good?

Flavourings may vary in colour without altering the actual taste of the product. Most of the flavourings contain naturally derived raw materials which can influence the colour by the time of year that raw material was derived. A flavour may vary in colour over time or from batch to batch. Colour variation in flavouring is common.

Chemical breakdown of a product:

Please be advised, Liquid DIY is just a flavour re-seller.To obtain any safty data sheets or breakdown of any products sold in Liquid DIY, you must contcat the manufacturere directly as we do not have those details.

What are PG & Oil-based flavors?

PG stands for Propylene Glycol, an organic compound. It is a clear, viscous, odorless liquid used as the NFI (non-flavor ingredient).  PG Based Flavors are water-soluble and can be used in a variety of applications such as an additive for beverages - mixed drinks and smoothies, icing and frostings, baked goods, foods, yogurts, ice-cream, medications and more.  These flavors have a more distinct taste and smell.

Oil Based Flavors are OS or Oil Soluble. Our Oil Based Flavors contain the NFI (non-flavor ingredient) Soybean Oil. Oil Based Flavors can withstand heat up to 400 F. This may include hard candy, chocolate and popcorn making. They can also be used for lip & body cosmetics.

All of our concentrates are non oil based flavours (except OOO MCT oil ). You can find our oil based flavours here.

Suggested  percentage of our flavours:

These recommended usage ranges are provided as general guidelines but can be adjusted based on individual preferences.

It is advisable to start with a small quantity for testing before preparing a larger batch. The following guidelines apply to all our flavors, except for Flavorah and Duomei. These two brands (FLV and DUO) are exceptionally potent, so it is recommended to use them in moderation. Begin with a few drops and adjust according to your taste preferences.

While we provide suggested percentages for each product, we strongly recommend conducting online research before blending our flavors.

  • Beer: 60 to 120 ml per 20 liters.

  • Vodka and Gin: 1-2 drops per 30 mls of Gin/Vodka and adjust based on your taste.

  • Cake: 1-3 teaspoons (tsp) for 24 cupcakes or a 20 cm round cake.

  • Chocolate: 1/4 tsp per kilogram of chocolate.

  • Cookie: 1-2 tsp for approximately 24 cookies.

  • Gummy Candy: 1-3 tsp per 500 grams of Gummy Candy.

  • Hard Candy: 1-3 tsp per 500 grams of hard candy.

  • Ice Cream: 1-3 tsp per kilogram of ice cream.

  • Icing: 1/4-1 tsp per 500 grams of icing.

  • Syrups: 2-5 grams per 500 grams of syrup.

  • Water: 10-20 drops per 350 ml of water. (For Duomei flavours start with 2 drops.)

Please begin with a conservative amount when working with highly potent flavors, and gradually adjust as needed.

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