Feb 172014
 

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 — such as lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus — are distilled. Raw plant material, consisting of the flowers, […]

Essential Oils
Feb 132014
 

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 […]

Hydrolates (hydrosols/flower waters)
Feb 042014
 

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a practice of using natural oils, extracted from various parts of plants: bark, flowers, leaves, roots, stems. These natural oils, whether essential oils, carrier oils, absolutes, hydrolates, are then, alone or in various combinations with each other, used as enhancers of both psychological and physical well being. Natural oils are used in skin care products, body care products (massage), fragrance and products used in our homes (diffusers, air-sprays, …). Essential Oils in Aromatherapy By far, the most used natural oils in aromatherapy are essential oils. Extracted, usually via steam distillation, from various parts of plants, they have been in use for thousands of years. Essential oils are used in skin care products due to their […]

Aromatherapy Stores

 

Here you will find the stores selling aromatherapy products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, hydrolates, body butters, etc…). ♦ Akoma Skincare  UK  {Shipping: International} Products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, body butters, clays, black soap) ♦ Aromantic   UK  {Shipping: International} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils, hydrolates, body butters) ♦ Holland&Barrett  UK {Shipping: International) Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils, body butters) ♦ Naturally Thinking  UK  {Shipping: International} Products (carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils, body butters, hydrolates, clays) ♦ Neal’s Yard Remedies  UK {Shipping: International} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils) ♦ 100% Pure  Essential Oils  USA {Shipping: USA, Canada} Products (essential oils, carrier oils/vegetable oils) ♦ Africa Imports  USA  {Shipping: International} Products (body butters, carrier oils/vegetable oils, essential oils) […]

Cosmetic Ingredients q-z

 

For easier navigation through cosmetic ingredients, click on a letter : Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   Q   R   Rapeseed oil (Brassica campestris) ~ Expressed from the seeds of Brassica campestris. ~ Antioxidant. Emollient. ~ EWG score: 0 Raspberry extract (Rubus idaeus) ~ An extract of the fruit of the red raspberry, Rubus idaeus. ~ Potent antioxidant. Antibacterial. Anti-acne properties. ~ EWG score: 0 Red clay ~ For normal skin. Red clover extract (Trifolium pratense) ~ An extract of the flowers of the clover, Trifolium pratense. ~ Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-irritant. Fragrance ingredient. ~ EWG score: 0 Retinoids ~ Found in dark green fruits and vegetables. ~ Group of Vitamin A related chemicals. Retinoids […]

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