Sourcing Essential Oils

March 26, 2009 by  
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Sourcing essential oils from around the worldWe believe that essential oil quality control should begin at the earliest stage of production, preferably with inspection of the crop at the growing phase. This important aspect is often overlooked when considering quality issues, and this is why we have established close working relationships with growers around the world.

And sourcing and purchasing organic and conventional essential oils from remote areas around the world is not a job for either a novice or the faint-hearted, because mistakes can be very, very costly for a company, in terms of both money and loss of reputation.
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Rose Otto Essential Oil

March 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Rose Otto

Rosa damascena flowerRose otto is the beautifully fragrant essential oil extracted from the species Rosa damascena, and it holds a special place in the hearts of all who love aromatherapy and natural perfumery. There is quite simply, no other essential oil quite like it in terms of fragrance and wealth of therapeutic healing benefits.

See Quinessence Bulgarian Rose Otto essential oil.

In Bulgaria, the rose blossoms begin to bloom around the third week of May and will continue for three or four weeks, depending upon climatic conditions. The yield of oil can be dramatically affected by the prevailing weather conditions – for example during very hot and dry weather the harvest may last only two weeks and the yield of the oil is lowered due to loss by evaporation. Conversely, during mild and humid weather the harvest time can be extended whilst at the same time increasing the oil yield.
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Against Animal Testing

March 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Quality Matters

Quinessence are strongly opposed to animal testing, therefore we are members of the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) and the entire Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection manufactured without causing any cruelty to animals.

We have been ‘British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection’ (BUAV) approved manufacturers for many years now, which means the entire Quinessence Aromatherapy Collection is manufactured without causing any cruelty to animals. In addition, our products do not contain any animal ingredients are therefore suitable for Vegans.
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How To Store Your Oils

March 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Quality Matters

“What’s the best way to look after my essential oils?” This is usually one of the first questions asked by newcomers to aromatherapy, and it is definitely worth knowing a few do’s and don’ts on this important subject. Why? Because the way that you look after your oils affects their shelf life, so these two subjects are inextricably linked.

Providing the oils were fresh when you purchased them, correct storage is most definitely the key to getting the most out of your oils. Both essential and vegetable oils do not like extreme, or repeated changes in temperature, and having spent your hard earned cash on all those wonderful oils, you need to make sure you look after them properly or their therapeutic properties may be lost.
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