Monday, July 7, 2014

Images of 15th and 16th old centuries Italian herbalists at work-just done with our visit at one of the most celebrated monasteries close to Rome

15th and 16th old centuries herbalists working inside one of the most known Italian monasteries close to Rome.

The techniques of preparation of scented oils by maceration of flowers, herbs and spices in vegetable oils has remained largely the same over the centuries, until the development of the process of distilling the essence
which  allowed to replace at least part of the long process of maceration,giving also aromatic
oils therapeutic efficacy and safety of use unknown before.

The therapeutic properties of the essential oils in pharmacology are also the foundation of their special and profound action in dermo-cosmetics.
That branch of aromatherapy known as  aroma cosmetic uses the power of penetration through the tissues of the essences to establish beauty treatments that are not limited to the surface of the skin, but to be correct in a stable cells renewal process.

The antiseptic power of the essences is active, not only for lesions, wounds and sores, even for a general time-disinfectant action to rid the skin of microinfection that cause pimples, eczema, rashes, etc..
Essential oils perform the function of stimulating the exhausted tissues, promote cell renewal and maintain constant the level of purification.
The best results are obtained with blends of essential oils that work in synergy with  oils or creams or emulsions.

The most recent research has developed dermo-cosmetic functional products based on specific essences for various treatments that integrate the therapeutic aspect-base with the aesthetic.
More practically, the plants can be considered as a laboratory containing many chemicals, extractable in different ways depending on the method used. From each of these methods it is possible to obtain a final product with specific requirements and characteristics, with specific therapeutic indications. The extractive techniques applied to material of vegetable nature, are employed as well as for obtaining the pure active principle, removing unwanted components from the plants.

Aromacosmetics are based on the therapeutic action of extracted herbs and flowers and essentials oils.
The sources and quality of the row natural ingredients play a primary role, harvest must occur in season and in the (balsamic time) when the plants offer the most of their therapeutic properties

The three steps to follow to prepare an essential oil to be used in cosmetics-Maceration-Filtering-Distilled.

Parts of the fresh plant are placed in an airtight container and covered with almond oil or other base oils for 30 days

After this period the oil is filtered and transferred into another container and skips to the pressing plant mixed with oil that contains most of the functional substances in the plant itself. Two more days of resting, then a second screening and other purifying processes occur  before the oil, filtered and pure, is ready for distillation.

Essential oils are obtained by steam distillation. The pressurized steam is introduced into the lower part of the distiller and passes through the plant parts or oil to vaporize the volatile oils contained in them.  It is a method that applies to most of the aromatic plants and exploits the physical properties of essences, in particular their volatility.It is to separate the essential oil from the plant origin using a jet of water vapor, which invests plant tissues and "carries" the essence. From the process you get two final products: the distillate and the aromatic water. This is the water that comes from the condensation of the same steam, scented by a small fraction of essence dissolved in it.

An herbal oils Italian distillery

-To balance,purify,and protect oily and dandruff hair;

LAVENDER; Soothes irritations, and clarifies the skin, balances, tones, clarifies combination and sensitive skin with blemishes, prevents dehydrations while refreshing and revitalizing the skin

BURDOCK,Popular in Europe as a scalp treatment. Applies to improve hair strength, shine and body, help reverse scalp conditions such as dandruff and combat hair loss It is also very effective in promoting the renewal of healthy skin cells, giving you a luminous glow immediately.

EUCALYPTUS: Natural essential oil for cleansing and deodorizing

THYME,Skin protectant

SESAME OIL,Nutrient, emollient

LINDEN.Enhance appearance of skin; Linden calms irritations and reduces visible puffiness, improving the appearance of dark circles under eyes

BIRCH LEAF,Skin conditioner

BITTER ORANGE; Highly hydrating and toning with anti-oxidant effects. Soothes irritation, refines pores and restores a clear and luminous complexion. Regeneration of skin cell, helps reverse existing skin damage.

From the above  old-centuries formula came out our Rosemary shampoo.
Balancing, Purifying, Protective Normal-to-Oily, Dandruff,
Ideal for those with oily hair and dry scalp, Rosemary shampoo promotes healing of the scalp restoring the natural pH, prevents flaking and regulates the production of excess oil, leaving the hair clean and healthy with renewed vitality. 

soothing, relaxing, treats damaged
Sweet Almond Oil
;emollient, nutrient
Butcher's Broom;
protects and restores elasticity to capillaries
anti-redness, anti-irritant
astringent, tonic
improves circulation
anti wrinkle, tonic

Key Benefits of the herbal formulation;

·        Light, soothing, anti-redness moisturizer
·        Hydrates and prevents coetaneous aging
·        Reduces diffused redness and skin irritation
·        Helps strengthen and diminish visible capillaries
·        Improves circulation
·        Restores a clear tone and luminous skin
·        Thoroughly absorbs, leaving no shiny residues
·        Ideal for men to soothe razor burn
·        heals irritations, recommended as night treatment for acne skin.

Our Chamomile Ultra-light Moisturizer is based on this old-centuries herbal formula.

A really effective ultra-light anti-inflammatory moisturize.
This light moisturizer is thoroughly absorbed, simply apply after cleansing and toning with a gentle circular massage for smooth, soft and younger looking skin. Looking for something for the man in your life, our Chamomile Moisturizer works beautifully as a soothing after-shave. 

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  1. Would love to know more about your products. They sound wonderful. I am very much an essential oil user and I am wanting to learn more about them. I have a scalp, hair loss issue with dermatitis. It is much better than it was as I use sea salt as a light scrub and a vinegar rinse. If you have a catalogue can you send it to me on my Linkedin Michele Carter. Many thanks and I am truly looking forward to reading about your oils.
    Michele Carter

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