Setting the Standard for the Safe Use of Fragrance Materials

The IFRA Standards are the basis of the fragrance industry's system for ensuring the safe use and enjoyment of fragrance materials.This self-regulatory system sets rules for the use of nearly 200 fragrance materials, including: bans on the use of some materials (Prohibition);rules on the quantities or maximum dose to be used or the products in … Continue reading Setting the Standard for the Safe Use of Fragrance Materials

The Language of Fragrance

Each essential oil and perfume has three ‘notes’. Top notes come out first: they are often tangy or citrus-like smells that are easy to smell and more fleeting. Middle notes, often aromatic flowers, come out later: they provide body. Base notes (often woody fragrances) last longest: they provide an enduring fragrance. Discover the wide range of fragrances in … Continue reading The Language of Fragrance

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

IN ESSENCE... Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is derived from the steam distillated flowers of the Cananga odorata botanical. There are 5 classifications of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang I, II III, and Ylang Ylang Complete. The numbers refer to the number of times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is distilled through fractionation. Used in aromatherapy applications, … Continue reading Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Elemi Essential Oil

Elemi essential oil is distilled from a resin, is very skin-loving, and is great for the respiratory system. Elemi has a lot in common with Frankincense. But while Frankincense resin is produced in response to a wound in a plant’s trunk, Elemi resin is produced when the Canarium luzonicum tree sprouts leaves. When the resin … Continue reading Elemi Essential Oil

Aromatherapy Healing ~ The Emotions

The fragrance captures the attention: the sweet smell of a rose, the enticing aroma of a freshly baked cinnamon apple cake, the appealing scent of a cup of warm peppermint tea, the pleasing fragrance of your favorite perfume. Just the word "aromatherapy" conjures up intriguing images, and with good reason. As much as we take … Continue reading Aromatherapy Healing ~ The Emotions