Frequently Asked Questions about the use of essential oils
No matter what the color of bottle is, you should never leave oils in a place where the sun will shine directly on them – like on a window shelf in the bathroom, for example. Over a period of months this will dramatically speed up the process of oxidation (deterioration) due to them continually heating up and cooling down.
Choose a cool, dark place to keep them safely away from heat and also inquisitive children – safety point number one.
Citrus essential oils are the most prone to oxidation, so to avoid the damage caused by temperature variations you could store them in the refrigerator if you have the space.
100% organic essential oils are natural and uncontaminated. Our Indigenous, Conventional, and Organic essential oils are 100% natural, unadulterated, and from a single plant origin.
Steam distillation is employed in the isolation of essential oils, for use in perfumes, for example. Eucalyptus oil and orange oil are obtained by this method on the industrial scale.
Approximately 15,000 new substances are added each day.
A CAS Registry Number, however, is unique and specific to only one substance regardless of how many other ways the substance can be described.
The CIR review and assess the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics in an open, unbiased, and expert manner.
An absolute is the most concentrated form of fragrance (and the costliest) and is mostly used in the perfume industry.
The flowers are steam distilled. The distillation is approximately 4 hours. The very first oil which is distilled over is called Ylang extra. This oil is the lightest fraction.
The oil following oil which comes over from the distillation is called Ylang 1 and then Ylang 2 and then Ylang 3.
These are fractions of the distillation, which have slightly different odor profiles, with Ylang extra being the lightest fraction and most popular in perfumery.
If the oils are distilled for the 4 hours and no fractions are removed, the oil at the end of that distillation will be called Ylang Complete oil.
There are 2 types of emulsifiers. Oil-in-water (o/w) emulsifiers keep oil drops packed in water, while water-in-oil (w/o) emulsifiers keep water drops packed in oil. W/O emulsifiers are used for a fatty feel (e.g. night & sun protection creams). O/W emulsifiers are used more in moisturizing products (e.g. body lotions, day creams).
So, theoretically you could make a cream using a surfactant and on the other hand you could make a shampoo using an emulsifier. But even though the molecules of emulsifiers and surfactants are structurally similar, they do have their own characteristics and properties.
Hydrating refers to increasing the water content of the skin.tics in an open, unbiased, and expert manner.
Water soluble ingredients dissolve in water.