FOCUS ON SUBSTANCES
NEEM OIL – MELIA AZADIRACHTA SEED OIL
The often huge Indian neem tree, from the seeds of which the neem oil is pressed, is one of the most important plants of ayurvedic medicine. Every part of the plant has a different effect, from the bark to the leaves and the blossoms delicately fragrant of jasmine. The oil from the seeds contains most of the substances. It has a disinfecting and purifying effect and has a sophisticated tangy fragrance.
YLANG YLANG OIL – CANANGA ODORATA FLOWER OIL
The large, but very fugacious blossoms have such a strong and sweet fragrance, that you can smell an ylang ylang tree in blossom even from a great distance.
They have to be picked early in the morning and be processed and distilled immediately, as otherwise they would lose their fragrance, which cannot be confused with any other plant scent. Originally the tree is native to the Philippines and to Indonesia.
GRAPEFRUIT OIL – CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
The fresh and fruity grapefruit oil is obtained through cold pressing of the fruit skins. Especially in Japan, its pleasant nurturing properties were demonstrably appreciated already at least two thousand years ago. Apart from its distinctive scent, it provides moisture and, additionally, purifies and firms the skin.
ALOE VERA – ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF POWDER
Aloe vera is a succulent plant native in temperate tropical regions, which has always played a major role in traditional healing practices. The gel obtained from the leaf tissue has proven antioxidant properties, stimulates collagen production and has soothing, healing and nurturing effects at the same time. The gel is also dried and processed as a powder.
From the natural basic substances of coconut oil and glucose, Coco Glucosid, a washing-active substance, is obtained. It reduces the surface tension of liquids and also serves as an emulsifier, which optimises the ability of mixing water and oil.