Jan 042017
Rosemary Oil

What is Rosemary Oil?   Rosemary essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), while rosemary extract is extracted from the leaves using supercritical CO2 extraction process. Rosemary essential oil contains more oil and is therefore more potent as opposed to the rosemary extract, which is mainly used in culinary. Rosemary, being an evergreen shrub, prefers Mediterranean climate. Rosemary Oil contains terpines such as camphor, caryophyllene, camphene and pinene, which give Rosemary oil its distinctive strong and woody aroma.   Why use Rosemary Oil? Rosemary oil is an affordable essential oil, used in culinary and body and skin care products. Due to the terpines chemical constituents, it’s potently antimicrobial, anti-fungal as well as antioxidant. […]

Mar 312015
Tea Tree Oil

What is Tea Tree Oil? Tree Tree Oil is is steam distilled from leaves of the Australian native plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. Its color is pale yellow. The scent is camphor-like, strong, fresh and manly. Tea Tree leaves have been used for traditional medicinal purposes for thousands of years; indigenous people have been using the plant for treatment of cold, cough and wounds. Tea Tree Oil contains, among others, Alpha Terpinene, Alpha TerpineolGamma Terpinene, Terpinolene, Terpinenol and Alpha Terpineol. Terpinen-4-ol is the main and major component of the Tea Tree Oil which gives it potent anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Why use Tea Tree Oil? Tea Tree Oil is an inexpensive and widely used essential oil. It has an incredibly […]

Feb 172014
Essential Oils

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the main component in aromatherapy. Extracted, usually via steam distillation, expression or solvent extraction, from various parts of plants: flowers, leaves, fruits, spices,resins, roots, etc. Essential oils have been in use for thousands of years. Oils are essential due to their distinctive scent/essence of a plant. 1. Orange 2. Lemon 3. Chamomile 4. Tea Tree 5. Patchouli 6. Lemongrass 7. Lavender 8. Damask Rose Steam distillation of essential oils Essential oils are extracted via steam distillation, expression or solvent extraction from various parts of plants: flowers, leaves, fruits, spices,resins, roots, etc. Today, most common essential oils β€” such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus β€” are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, […]

Feb 132014
Hydrolates (hydrosols/flower waters)

What are hydrolates? 1. Rose Hydrolate 2. Chamomile Hydrolate 3. Geranium Hydrolate 4. Lavender Hydrolate 5. Tea Tree Hydrolate 6. Witch Hazel Hydrolate 7. Peppermint Hydrolate 8. Orange Hydrolate Hydrolates (also known as hydrosols, flower waters, herbal waters, essential waters and herbal distillates) are are aqueous solutions or colloidal suspensions of essential oils usually obtained by steam distillation from aromatic plants. Once considered a by-product of essential oils production, but due to their excellent properties are now considered an important co-product, used in aromatherapy, cosmetics, as well as in culinary as flavorings. Production of hydrolates 1. Chamomile 2. Orange 3. Damask Rose 4. Tea Tree 5. Lavender Hydrosols are produced in the same manner as essential oils – via steam […]

Feb 102014
Body Butters

What are body butters? Body butters are solid or semi-solid in their consistency ingredients. They are produced via extraction of various parts of the plants: seeds, trees and roots. Body butters have been used for centuries, all over the world, due to their nourishing properties. They are widely used in cosmetic products, as well as in culinary. Extraction of body butters Body butters are extracted from various parts of the plants, usually by crushing and boiling the parts in water. The extracted body butters then rise to the surface, where they are scooped and left to cool off. No chemicals may be added to the body butters (in order to remain natural). They are best when they remain raw, unrefined. […]

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