Blends of essential oils
Essential oils represent the aromatic component of plants. Extracted with different techniques as steam distillation or pressing; the latter is used to extract essential oils from citrus peel. The parts of the plant used to extract essential oils are the most diverse. Sometimes, several types of essential oil can be obtained from a single plant, depending on the part used.
Called “oils” because they are lipophilic, they dissolve in fats but not in water, even if their composition differs completely from edible vegetable oils. They are all volatile and can evaporate quickly in contact with the air. They have various applications (medicine, cosmetics, liquor, perfumery, production of ecological paints, and so on).
Essential oils can be very expensive, depending on the yield and cost of the raw material; for example, to obtain 1 milliliter of lemon balm essential oil, we need about 25 kilos of leaves.
The essential oils used in Honey Body Care soaps are natural scents. They’re extracted from herbs, flowers, and plants, most often through steam distillation. In our blends we are using a range of essential oils: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Clementine, Juniper, Peppermint, Pinus Cembra, Siberian Fir Needle, White Grapefruit.
We use a low percentage of essential oils because their use requires some precautions. Essential oils are very concentrated extracts and please, avoid contact with eyes and do not swallow.
Please note that although all of our products are natural, some people may have sensitivities to certain natural ingredients. If you have not used our products before, we would recommend that you patch test a sample on your arm prior to use to avoid any potential adverse reaction.
Pinus cembra & clary sage form this blend. A masterpiece of nature is inspired by the earth Pyramids of Segonzano: towers, crests, pinnacles arranged like organ pipes, tall columns towered by a huge porphyry rock in a hidden getaway located in Trentino, Northern Italy.
The Precious needles and twigs of Pinus Cembraare carefully steam distilled by artisan growers and distillers in small batches. The scent of Pinus Cembra essential oil is fresh, slight resiny, balsamic, woody. According to this study, Pinus Cembra bark and needles contain phytochemicals of putative therapeutic interest with respect to antioxidant and antimicrobial effects.
From the Lamiaceae family, this oil has an earthy and floral aroma that is both nutty and herbaceous. This study is looking at the antibacterial effects of clary sage essential oil, and was found that its antibacterial qualities worked against all strains of bacteria tested.
Lake Garda is the northernmost area where citrus fruits grow in Italy, a taste of the Mediterranean on the shores of the lake Garda. As such, this blend of bergamot and cedarwood is inspired by lake Garda and its the Limonaie, a series of high pillars arranged on several levels to grow citrus fruits.
It is crisp, clean and juicy with a subtle floral note; the citrus jewel of the Mediterranean will leave you with a feeling of renewed zest and energy. In this article published in the journal Current Drug Targets reported that aromatherapy with Bergamot (among other essential oils) can relieve depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders by signaling the brain to release dopamine and serotonin.
Cedarwood Atlas oil is a member of the Pinaceae family. This oil has a fresh, woody and slightly sweet scent. Cedarwood may be beneficial for other skin conditions. For example, it may reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds, alleviate arthritis pain, and sooth symptoms of eczema.
This blend of clementine and white grapefruit is inspired by the Italian Journey of Goethe and the scent of citrus fruits on the shore of lake Garda.
The results of this study indicated that the Clementine essential oil may be useful in effective management of skin care applications and wound healing products with its potent activity against pathogen microorganisms.
As a member of the Rutaceae family, this oil is sweet and fruity and is classed as a top note. Grapefruit essential oil has potent antibacterial and antimicrobial effects. Test-tube studies show that it displayed antimicrobial properties against potentially harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, and Escherichia coli, see here and this study.
This blend of siberian fir needle and black pepper is inspired by a walk in the Violin’s Forest in Panaveggio, Trentino. For centuries, the spruces of the Violin’s Forest have been used in the world’s finest instruments, where the wood of the trees is dense and consistent.
From the Pinaceae family, this oil has a fresh, earthy scent with a rich, sweet undertone. A research published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology also found that fir needle essential oil and other essential oils contain antimicrobial and antioxidant agents.
As a member of the Piperaceae family, this oil has a strong, sharp, spicy aroma, faintly reminiscent of clove oil. In this comprehensive treatise, efforts are made to elucidate the antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, gastro-protective, and antidepressant activities of black pepper.
This blend evokes my memories of the hiking through the natural amphitheatre of Val Nana, as a solitary viewer of this enchanting landscape. A woody, sweet and crisp scent of juniper blended with a hint of refreshing peppermint.
Using the leaves, this oil is a member of the Cupressaceae family and has a fresh, warm and balsamic aroma. According to this study, an active ingredient in juniper oil, thujone, may help to aid healing, prevent infection, and soothe inflammation as an antimicrobial. Recent studies, like this one, confirm its thujone content.
Part of the Lamiaceae family. This oil has a highly penetrating, grassy-minty camphoraceous odour. Peppermint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years. Records from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt mention that it was used for digestive disorders and other conditions. Today, oeppermint oil is promoted for topical use (applied to the skin) for problems like headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching, see more here.
A trio of juniper, siberian fir needle and clementine, this blend is a journey through the memories of my family. An epistolary from who served, who emigrated in other countries, who remained in the village and their constant effort to keep traditions and emotional bond strong.
Juniper Leaf oil is a member of the Cupressaceae family. This oil has a fresh, warm and balsamic aroma. With natural antibacterial abilities, juniper berry essential oil is one of the most popular natural remedies for fighting skin irritations (like rash or eczema) and infections. See this study.
The Siberian fir is native to Russia, where it grows in the mountainous and northern regions and is able to survive temperatures up to -50°C. The branches, with their small soft needles, are harvested and distilled between late winter and the end of summer. This is the time when the woody and resinous-smelling oil is at its highest concentration.
Clementine oil is a member of the Rutaceae family. This oil has a crisp, fresh-fruity scent and is classed as a top-middle note. Based on this study, citrus fruits, included clementine, as a treasure trove of active natural metabolites that potentially provide benefits for human health
A blend of bergamot and clementine reminiscent of the joy of dinner with family, a smile after an evening spent with friends. It is a subtle blend that comes with us in our happy moments.
This study summarizes the effects of bergamot (extract, juice, essential oil, and polyphenolic fraction) on cardiovascular, bone, inflammatory, skin diseases, mood alteration, anxiety, pain, and stress.
Clementine is a natural hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange, and its essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of the fruit. Like other citrus oils, Clementine is rich in the cleansing chemical component Limonene; however, it is sweeter and zestier than most citrus oils.
A blend of pinus cembra and peppermint was an idea during a walk on the Albrecht Dürer path in South Tyrol. It is an effort to recall the naturalistic delicacy of the landscape watercolours of the Valley Cembra made by Dürer.
The Precious needles and twigs of Pinus Cembra are carefully steam distilled by artisan growers and distillers in small batches. The scent of Pinus Cembra essential oil is fresh, slight resiny, balsamic, woody. Another research sees promising antibacterial and antioxidant properties of this natural product.
This review is an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the chemistry, pharmacology, analysis, and uses of Peppermint oil
We do want you to be as informed as possible when using our essential oils and therefore would suggest that you do your own research using reliable books by industry recognised experts.
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