ESSENTIAL OILS ARE 100% NATURAL ESSENCES, PARTICULARLY CONCENTRATED IN SOME PARTS OF THE PLANT: flowers, resin, bark, roots, skin, leaves, fruits. They are volatile fractions obtained from plants by steam distillation and have a complex composition.
They intensely stimulate the sense of smell, as they evaporate at room temperature. Essential oils have physical, chemical and therapeutic properties. They can be considered the soul of the plant, since they are the result of the extraction, through particular procedures, of the energy essence of the plant itself. Essential oils give energy and clarity, heal the skin and are good for the body and spirit.
Essential oils can be absorbed by humans through two ways: the external one (inhalation, baths, epidermal absorption, massages, etc.) and the internal one (oral intake). Aromatherapy involves (through the perception of smells) emotions, memory, sensitivitỳ and all related cognitive areas, as well as the endocrine and immune systems. Anosmia (inability to perceive odors) causes a lowering of the immune defenses and is related to some types of psychic depression. The extraction technique by means of steam distillation without solvents preserves the purity of the derived essential oils and keeps the functional characteristics of the essence intact, which thus remains full of active ingredients and free of any trace of synthetic substances.
Low cost essential oils that are derived from solvent extractions are often found on the market; the solvents increase the production yield of distillation but then remain in traces within the oils. It is important to make sure that the essential oil is extracted in a totally natural way.
Essential oils or synthetic fragrances? The discovery of synthetic perfumes, at the end of the 19th century, has considerably changed both the way of processing perfume and how to perceive it. In fact, if before all the essences were of natural origin, today we have passed, in most cases, to chemically reproduced essences, which generate a mixture only apparently equal to the natural note that inspires them, but which are devoid of any functionality. Specifically, if not that of pleasantly scenting cosmetics or food supplements by covering the odor of the formulation bases and making the product more palatable for the consumer.
Natural essential oils not only bring a pleasant olfactory note to the formula, but also become an active ingredient for the formula itself, adding a specific function to the product. For example: if you perfume a shampoo with an essential oil of bergamot, you will perceive an olfactory note of fresh and clumped head, but you will also get an anti-oxidant effect on the lengths and antiseptic on the scalp. Add to this that during the wash the bergamot essence will carry out its aromatherapy action through the sense of smell, generating an immediate psycho-physical sensation of well-being, optimism and relaxation.
Olismera chooses to perfume its creations only with essential oils or where necessary, to reduce sensitizing reactions, let nature perfume the product without changing the olfactory notes of the matrices used.
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