E2 THE ESSENCE OF AROMATHERAPY FOR EVERIDAY
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E2 AROMATHERAPY SCIENTIFIC
E2 Essential Elements products have the organic approved by Ecocert Greenlife
and are therefore respectful towards the environment.
Ecocert GreenLife is a French organic certification body for sustainable development.
Ecocert imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from organic farming or are processed using organic ingredients according to specific standards (respect towards the environment).
No synthetic perfumes, colorants, parabens, silicon or glycol are used. Only certain synthetic ingredients that are not replaceable and cannot be found in nature are allowed.
The production process is as low polluting as possible and the packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable.
WHAT IS AN ESSENTIAL OIL?
Essential oils are extracts with curative powers from the world of plants that have through centuries developed unique and countless defence systems.
Usually obtained by steam distillation of water at low pressure, this powerful substance contains average concentrations 75 to 100 times higher than a decoction or maceration.
These oils have an extraordinary penetrating power (blood, nervous system and brain) in the body, and directly pass skin, digestive and olfactory barriers, and are removed by the liver.
They act on anguish, consciousness, fears, impotence, frigidity, memory, concentration, depression, irritability, anger, … Essential oils have many uses and benefits.
Association of essential oils create synergies which are are sold under the name of complexes.
Traditional therapists and doctors do not recommend use of more than 4 to 5 HE by complex, but new tools available make it possible to scientifically formulate complex of many more essential oils that boost the effects sought without causing antagonism.
For an essential oil to have therapeutic quality there must be a delicate process which must meet a number of criteria and quality controls.
* The synthetic oils are only fragrant but inert molecules of active ingredients.
HOW ARE ESSENTIAL OILS MANUFACTURED?
First of all it is necessary to harvest the organ of the plant you want to distil; indeed it is possible to distil many organs: leaves, flowers, bark or roots.
The most common extraction method is hydro distillation, a process which allows volatile compounds to drag part of a plant with water vapour (according to the etymology of the word).
To produce essential oil you need a still equipped with a tank, a coil and a Florentine separator.
The water is heated to around 100 C; a variable temperature is best to get the most aromatic molecules.
Plant parts are placed on a grid in the tank, water vapour at low pressure carries the volatile particles of plants; once out of this tank, water vapour enriched with essential oil passes through a coil immersed in the constantly renewed fresh water.
Through condensation, steam is transformed into two separate products, on the one hand the essential oil of the plant and on the other hand, water loaded with the odour of the plant, called floral water.
The essential oil harvested without division or dilution is called a “totum”, that is to say all of the collected molecules.
Each plant species has to undergo a different process and performance, hence the importance of expertise and knowledge of plants.
It is preferable that the plant be of biological origin and it is essential that it be defined by its Latin name, has no disease and is wild.
The essential oils must be 100% pure, 100% natural, that is to say meet scientific standards and are unmodified thus preserving the totum of their molecules.
There are other modern extraction techniques:
– The expression, reserved for citruses, this technique extracts the molecules of the bark by pressure.
– Extraction by solvent, industrial method which presents rougher products and sometimes leave traces of solvents.
WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is the medical use of aromatic plant extracts (essential oils).
It was the chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé (1881-1950) who in 1910 first established the “aromatherapy” neologism.
A little bit of history helps us understand that the distillation of plants did not start yesterday.
There are traces of distillation or Extraction in China and India, dating back several millennia.
However it is in ancient Egypt that its real use was proven.
The invention of the alembic as we know it today, is attributed to the Persian physician-alchemist Jabir Ibn Hayyan , in the X century.
Extraction processes were then improved, the pharmacopoeia using them above all after the sixteenth century.
The active ingredients of odoriferous molecules began to be isolated from the nineteenth century, which enabled major scientific advances in this field.
HOW TO CHOOSE ESSENTIAL OILS?
With a view to effectiveness, it is important to use oils that are:
100% pure, undivided or diluted
100% natural, with no added synthetic products
grown without pesticides or biological chemicals
To control the quality of each production of essential oils, it is necessary to equip scientists with tools such as chromatography and spectrometry.
Chromatography in gas phase makes it possible to identify the aromatic molecules present in an essential oil; the resulting graph contains a series of peaks, and each peak is a very specific molecule identified by computer.
The mass spectrometer allows us to obtain the relative proportion of each of the aromatic molecules of a essential oil; it is the quantitative composition.
WHAT METHOD OF USE FOR ESSENTIAL OILS?
There are different methods of use of essential oils as defined by the absorption route:
Orally, by the gastrointestinal mucose, ingestion of oils.
Respiratory tract, by inhalation or bathroom smells.
Orally through lukewarm mouthwashes.
Rectal with enemas or suppositories.
Dermal; despite being waterproof, skin absorbs the essential oils very quickly and they are transported to the organs for which they have a specific activity. Dermal also covers all different types of massages.
WHY SO MANY PRICE CHANGES WITH COMMODITIES?
Global agriculture is buffeted by various factors:
Climate change has severely affected crops in recent years.
Whether the great droughts of the Mediterranean basin or late frosts recorded in Eastern Europe, all these factors have greatly harmed crops.
New diseases have appeared; Spanish thyme was decimated in 2015 and 2016, although they hope to have found a natural remedy for this purpose.
Political situations in North African countries have harmed the local economy, leading to other types of crops, more food-based, many farmers.
I want to refer, as evidence, to a historic country for essential oils, Egypt, which has suffered the brunt of this crisis and has barely recovered from it.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ORIGINS OF ESSENTIAL OILS?
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E2 Essential Oils Origins
- Amyris EO – Haiti
- Angelica Root EO – France
- Basil EO – Vietnam
- Bergamot EO – Italy
- Bitter Orange EO – Italy
- Bulgarian Lavender EO – Bulgaria
- Cajeput EO – Indonesia
- Camphor EO – China
- Cinnamon EO – China
- Cedar Wood EO – Marocco
- Cist EO – Spain
- Cloves EO – Madagascar
- Coriander Seeds EO – Russia
- Cypress EO – Spain
- Eucalyptus Citriodora EO – Brazil
- Eucalyptus Globulus EO – Portugal / China
- Eucalyptus Radiata EO – Australia
- Garden Sage EO – Austria / Balkans
- Geranium EO – Egypt
- Ginger EO – China / Madagascar
- Grapefruit EO – USA
- Guaiac Wood EO – Paraguay
- Insence EO – Somalia
- Juniper Berries EO – Albania
- Lavandin Grosso EO – France
- Lavandin Super EO – France
- Limette EO – Mexico
- Litsea Cubeba EO – China
- Lemon EO – Italy / Spain
- Lemongrass EO – China / India
- Marjoram EO – Egypt
- Melissa EO – France
- Myrtle EO – Marocco
- Niaouli EO – Madagascar
- Orange EO – Brazil
- Oregano EO – Italy
- Palmarossa EO – India
- Patchouli EO – Indonesia
- Peppermint EO – USA
- Petitgrain EO – Paraguay
- Ravensara EO – Madagascar
- Ravinsara EO – Madagascar
- Roman Chamomile EO – Italy
- Sandalwood EO – New-Caledonia
- Saro EO – Madagascar
- Savory of the Balkans EO – Hungary
- Spearmint EO – China
- Scots Pine EO – Austria
- Shiu EO – China
- Tagette EO – Madagascar
- Tea Tree EO – Australia
- Thyme EO – Spain
- Valerian EO – Balkans
- Vetiver EO – Haiti
- Wintergreen EO – USA / China
- Yellow Mandarin EO – Italy
- Ylang Ylang EO – Madagascar
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.
Generally, it is not recommended to use essential oils for children under 30 months and pregnant women.
For pets, dogs respond well to essential oils, Cats on the other hand are more sensitive to essential oils and can be disturbed by them.
E2: Socially & Environmentally Responsible Products
In accordance with our ethical stance, no E2 Essential Elements products are tested on animals or contain chemical traces whatsoever.
All of them are made out of 100% pure and natural ingredients which are monitored and tested by Laboratoires Paris Elysees at each stage of the process, from the producer to consumer.
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