OVER 120 ESSENTIAL OILS AT NATURAL PARIS
ESSENTIAL OIL DEFINITION
The essential oil is a volatile and odoriferous substance,
extracted from a plant liquid form.
Composition of active substances, it comes from a natural secretion contained in plant cells.
Depending on secretory organ (fruit, leaf, flower, bark ...) can be obtained from the same plant essential oils with distinct biochemical characteristics and properties.
The composition of essential oils is very complex. They may have hundreds of different molecules, each with specific properties. These molecules act in synergy which explains the efficiency and versatility of essential oils.
Being volatile essential oils not rancidity, are soluble in oil, alcohol but not in water.
ESSENTIAL OIL EXTRACTION
Essential oils or for citrus essences Florame are obtained by:
- water vapor distillation in an alembic for aromatic plants
- cold pressing for citrus essences
These procedures give the most natural extracts.
The plants are placed in a perforated basket above a water tank, on a heat source. Water vapor enters the plant, loaded withthe main active princilpes of the plant. The water is then cooled to proceed to the liquid state. We obtain two components: essential oil and floral water differentiated and separated by density.
Essential oil is constituted by 100% aromatic molecules that are insoluble in water.
Floral water: this water delicately scented is used not only in aromatherapy but especially in cosmetics and food.
This mode is reserved exclusively of citrus extraction whose aromatic molecules are found in the peel. Incense is obtained by cold pressing the peel. It is called essence.
ESSENIAL OIL RECOGNITION
Florame commitment on quality and traceability is mentioned on the label of each bottle of essential oil or essence. Each essential oil Florame is identified by a specific lot number that allows at any time to determine the origin of the essential oil.
Essential oils give outstanding results in all areas of their apliance. Their power is determined by quality.
Warranty and botanical recognition
Exact Latin name of the plant indicated on the bottle allows us to recognize the variety of botanical species. Ex: Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus smithii.
The body of essential oil producer
Fruit, leaf or flower of orange produce different essential oils that do not have the same properties therefore no similar uses.
Organic growing wild plants, conventional culture or manual harvest are criteria that determine the quality of essential oils that can guide the choice.
The certifier of biological warranty
In Europe, the certifier must comply with terms EN45011 standard that guarantees both that is independent but also product quality. Certifier name must be visible on the biological product certificate. If the product is not certified is not biological.
"Chemotype" or biochemical type of the plant
Chemotype of essential oil is a precise reference that indicates the majority and distinct biochemical component present in the essential oils. It is the element that allows to distinguish essential oils extracted from the same botanical variety but with a different biochemical composition. Chemotype is spotted thanks chromatographic and spectrometric analysis that recognizes and identifies molecules. This classification allows capital selecting essential oils for use very accurate, safe and effective.
Ex: Rosemary with Cineole chemotype is for respiratory infections
Rosemary with camphor chemotype is used for painful joint and muscular apparatus
Rosemary chemotype with Verbenone is liver- gallblader stimulant
ESSENIAL OIL QUALITY
Florame essential oils are:
- 100% pure: uncut with other essential oils
- 100% natural: unmodified molecule synthesis
- 100% full: have not undergone any treatment that can eliminate molecules
- Biological and biochemical Botanic Definite (HEBBBD)
- ECOCERT certified
Ensuring biological essential oils and essences Florame is controlled and certified by Ecocert (F-32600), independent regulatory body.
Ecocert is the most important regulatory body and controls 80% of BIO operators. All inspection bodies, Ecocert, Qualité France, Ulas, Agrocert, Aclave & Certpaq are private bodies approved by the public and are not related to any commercial structure or union. Their role is to control the production and import compliance, inform the different actors about regulations.
USE AND PRECAUTIONS OF USE
Ways to use essential oils:
- In massage, diluted in vegetable oil Florame (2% -5% to 0.5% -1% body and face)
- For bath, dilute 10 to 20 drops of essential oil in 60 ml of Bain Essentiel Neutral Florame
- In atmospheric diffusion, alone or in combination with other essential oils Florame (20 minutes 2-3 times / day, 5-10 minutes to 2 hours)
Essential oils precaution of use:
- Keep out of reach of children
- Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and some of them on children under 7 years
- Do not use pure skin; diluted in a vegetable oil or a body fat (shampoo, cream, shower gel)
- Do not use on mucous membranes and eyes
- Do not use orally without the doctor or specialist in the field
- In case of irritation or eye contact, wash with a vegetable oil (not water) and seek medical advice
- Do not store in light and heat
Some essential oils are not recommended may causes skin burns even diluted (eg cinnamon bark 50% & 60%, cloves, thyme thymol, marjoram)
Do not diffuse essential oils containing phenols (eugenol, carvocrol, thymol) and ketones (camphor, verbenone) essences are photosensitizing. Avoid sun exposure in case of application on the skin.