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Shiitake Liquid Extract - 100% Natural (Standardized)


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Standardization: 14.2% Polysaccharides

Shiitake Liquid Extract – Standardized is a liquid blend of Shiitake Extract and Propanediol produced through a unique manufacturing technology.

Shiitake Liquid Extract is standardized for Polysaccharides (14.2%), which work in various ways, depending on their sources. Shiitake-based polysaccharides are known for their moisturizing, cooling, calming, balancing, and smoothing properties, which make them ideal for addition to firming, lifting, and skin-brightening products.

With a plant-based origin, Propanediol is a biodegradable and petrochemical-free solvent that is NPA approved, making it an excellent corn sugar-derived alternative to petroleum-based Glycols for hair- and skincare formulations. It offers benefits and functionalities that include improved emollience, enhanced viscosity, non-irritating properties, exceptional sensory characteristics, clarity, and anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, among many more.

The characteristic color of this botanical extract imbues natural and organic cosmetic formulations with its innate hue. This means that the product colors that were formerly possible to obtain only through the use of artificial and often objectionable constituents can now be achieved though plant-based ingredients that impart not only their beneficial, skin health-enhancing properties but also their individual natural colors. It is strongly recommended that small batch trials be conducted to determine the dosage required to achieve the desired shade imbued by the extract. The original color of Shiitake Liquid Extract – Standardized is Brown to Dark Brown; however, there is a possibility of this color changing, depending on the formulation to which it is added.

Recommended Usage Level: 1-3% in skincare products.

Storage: Stable when stored in a cool, dry place.

Shelf Life: Approximately 18 months


Our discerning customers understand the quality of our 100% Natural Liquid Botanical Extracts, but it’s normal to have questions. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers from NDA experts. 

What Are the Perceived Benefits of Shiitake Liquid Extract? 

Shiitake mushrooms contact beta-glucan, which is used for its power to boost the immune system. Like lavender and some other botanical liquid extracts, shiitake mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in B-complex vitamins and several essential minerals.  

What Does Shiitake Liquid Extract Smell Like? 

In its pure form (before being mixed with other extracts), shiitake mushrooms have a spicy odor, similar to nuts and garlic, which is why it has so many aromatherapy applications. The unique scent can be used to create interesting new combination aromas with bespoke properties.  

How Do I Store Shiitake Liquid Extract? 

Like many of our 100% Natural Botanical Extracts, you should store the Shiitake product in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. If you follow this protocol, your extract has a shelf life of approximately 18 months.  

Can I Mix Shiitake Liquid Extract With Other Botanical Extracts? 

Yes, many people add Shiitake to their formulations to temper or enhance other scents.  

How Much Shiitake Liquid Extract Should I Use? 

This largely depends on the type of product that you’re making, the scent you find the most palatable, and the benefits you’re seeking. We recommend staying between the .1-3% range.  

If you have any additional questions about New Direction Aromatics’ 100% Natural Shiitak Liquid Extract, contact us today!

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