An organic essential oil comes from a biological culture that guarantees the cultivation of the aromatic plant on a healthy and robust soil, subject to natural conditions, which exclude the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical substances. On the labels of organic essential oil appears the initials referring to the origin of the plant used, the most famous labels being undoubtedly the green food label Organic Agriculture (AB) with the European green leaf or the Cosmebio label for the organic essential oils cosmetics.
Organic essential oils
Organic Essential Oils : All our essential oils are from pharmaceutical laboratories and they are chemotyped. The organic essential oils that we distribute are 100% pure, 100% natural and 100% complete or integral. Essential Oil HECT or HEBD : We present for sale only essential oils certified BIO by ECOCERT, HEBBD (Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined) and HECT (Essential Oils ChemoTypées).
How are the organic essential oils obtained?
Steam distillation is the most common method of extracting essential oils. The extraction of essential oils from citrus zest (pericarp) is done by cold pressing. Absolutes are extracted by hot enfleurage and enfleurage cold as well as the extract Co2.
How to use organic essential oils
An organic essential oil must be natural, that is to say, ideally from organic farming. In this way, you can rest assured that your essential oil will not contain pesticides or GMOs ... Organic essential oils called "organic" (at least 95%) are stamped AB, Cosmebio or Ecocert. It is the guarantee of a product without addition, with a real traceability and a strict control. On the bottle, besides the Latin name and the botanical family of the plant, there is the chemotype - which defines the (s) biochemically active molecule (s) and majority (s) -, the expiry date. .
The organoleptic, physicochemical and chromatographic characteristics of Organic Essential Oils are perfectly defined and listed within the framework of standards development by AFNOR. When you buy a quality essential oil, this oil must meet many criteria of verifiable quality on the labeling. The labeling of the essential oil that you want to buy must include:
- the common name of the plant (lemon) and its name in Latin (citrus limonum)
- the composition and origin of the oil and if possible components
- part of the plant that has been distilled (flower, leaf, stem, bark, root)
- the main active ingredient
- the extraction process (by distillation of the plant or by mechanical expression concerning citrus fruits)
- the chemotype
- the provenance (geographical area or country)
- the net quantity
- the shelf life of the oil (expiry date)
Many properties are attached to organic essential oils. They can have an impact on the blood and lymphatic circulation, the nervous, digestive and hormonal systems. They can play a role of antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral or be recognized for their anesthetic or mucolytic properties.
Unless otherwise stated, the formulas are intended for adults, non-epileptic, non-asthmatic, non-renal or hepatic patients. Pregnant or lactating women should avoid using essential oils. Some essential oils mimic the action of hormones and are contraindicated in case of a history of hormone-dependent cancer. An essential oil can be stored for up to five years, in a smoked glass bottle, tightly closed and protected from light.
Also find all our advice on our blog with the warning on the use of certain essential oils , and also the different techniques to obtain essential oils . Take advantage of our certified naturopaths and our advice to choose the best treatment adapted to your troubles and your personal situation. For more information, do not hesitate to ask us for advice on our secure form .