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  
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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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Essential Oil Purity

January 25, 2009 by  
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Using the finest quality essential oils is absolutely vital in aromatherapy. Why? Because the purity of the essential oils will determine how successful the treatment or products will be. In aromatherapy, you only receive textbook results when you use the very purest, highest quality, pure essential oils.

At best, essential oils that have been adulterated will simply not deliver the health benefits that you expect. At worst, there is the risk of serious skin irritation or sensitisation due to an adverse reaction to the synthetic chemicals that have been used to adulterate, extend or ’standardise’ the essential oil.
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Essential Oil Testing

January 24, 2009 by  
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When it comes to essential oils, purity is everything. And because they are the very heart and lifeblood of all Quinessence aromatherapy products, we move heaven and earth in order to bring you the very best.

Part of our quality control procedure is to ensure that every essential oil we purchase has been tested for purity and meets every one of our exacting standards. We make no compromises or exceptions on this matter. Our reputation has been built upon the quality of our essential oils and we remain firmly committed upholding these standards. Read more

Quality control

January 23, 2009 by  
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Quinessence is totally committed to supplying you with only the very purest, therapeutically active essential oils and aromatherapy products, manufactured from ecologically grown raw materials and sustainable sources. You want products that really work, and our aim is to exceed your expectation at every level. Read more