Why We Use Only Pure Plant Essential Oils?
When compared to essential oils, fragrance oils are cheaper, less temperamental, and come in a wider variety of scents that will last much longer, so why do we use only pure botanical essential oils?
Commitment To Our Customers
Essential oils are made from 100% natural plant material. They are extracted from different parts of a plant, such as flowers, herbs, fruit rinds, roots, etc. through the process of steam distillation or compression.
Fragrance oils are created in a laboratory. There are two broad types of fragrance oils, Synthetic Fragrance Oils (sometimes called Nature Identical Fragrance Oils) and Natural Fragrance Oils.
Synthetic Fragrance oils are artificially created from chemical compounds that do not exist in nature. They often contain phthalates, petrochemicals, and other ingredients that can be harmful to our bodies and the environment.
Natural Fragrance oils are also made in a lab but are created by isolating natural aromatic components from a complex scent. There are companies now making lovely "natural" fragrance oils. These scented oils are formulated using proprietary blends of aromatic isolates.
The key word here is proprietary, which means NO transparency.
A company's "fragrance" blends are considered "trade secrets," and are protected under the trade secret law. This means that the FDA does not require the manufacturer to list all of the ingredients in a fragrance oil, just the word "fragrance" is required.
Thus, we will never know the ingredients present in a formulation. The generic term, “fragrance” or “parfum” on a label can indicate the presence of up to 3,000 separate ingredients.
The regulation, designed to hide ingredients from competitors, also hides them from the consumer who may want or need to know what is in the products they are using.
Since it is our commitment to our customers to list ALL of the ingredients used in our products, we use only pure essential oils to scent our products.
Learn More Blog, "Natural Fragrance Oil? . . . Really?"
Essential Oils Provide More Than Just Scent
Fragrance oils do not provide the same benefits as essential oils, since they are designed purely for the purpose of mimicking a scent.
Nature is complex and essential oils have benefits beyond just scent.
Fragrance oils are artificially created and, even those that are made from natural components, do not offer the therapeutic advantages of essential oils. When we isolate only the natural aromatic components from a plant, we miss out on the potential benefits the whole plant could offer.
Synthetic fragrance oils do not have healing or medicinal properties. Essential oils retain valuable properties from their parent plant. For example, essential oils like Tea Tree and Rosemary have natural antibacterial or antiviral properties.
Synthetic fragrance oils may duplicate the smell of a flower or herb, but they have no aromatherapeutic value.
We choose specific oils not only for their skincare benefits but also for the aromatherapy they offer. Only natural botanical essential oils can cause various neurochemicals to be released in the brain which can affect the body, mind, and spirit. For example, the aroma of natural Lavender, Petitgrain, and Chamomile essential oils acts as a natural sedative.
Why Do We Scent With Only Essential Oils?
Because It's The Natural Thing To Do and we are an organic skin care company whose motto is "Harnessing the Power & Simplicity of Nature.®"
Although fragrance oils are available in a wider selection and at a much lower cost, we use only the purest natural plant essential oils.
Skincare products are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. It does not make sense to create natural, handmade skincare products with fragrances created in a laboratory that artificially mimic only the scent of natural plant material and offer none of the benefits of a true essential oil.
Ever wonder why skin care companies would ever use synthetic fragrances? Fragrance oils have a much lower cost and a much longer lifespan.