What is the chemotype?

The evolution of sophisticated techniques for chemical analysis (chromatography, mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance imaging), allowed us to deepen the knowledge on the complex molecular structures of essential oils. In a single drop, we can find over 500 different molecules, each with a defined function.The chemotype is the main constituent of an essential oil, the moleculeContinue reading “What is the chemotype?”


(Thymus Vulgaris) Description: small, bushy shrub, with strongly-scented, tiny leaves. The flowers are dense and pale pink in color. The plant is very common in Italy and in the Iberic peninsula, but it also grows in France and other areas of the Mediterranean, where the environment is dry and arid. Extraction: the distillation occurs whenContinue reading “Thyme”


(Rosmarinus Officinalis) Description: evergreen shrub of Mediterranean origin, that can reach 50-200 cm in height. It has deep, fibrous and sturdy roots. The light brown trunks branch out upwards. The leaves are numerous, thin and elongated, and dark green in color. The small flowers bloom in the shades of purple/light-blue. The word “rosemary” comes fromContinue reading “Rosemary”


(Lavandula X Intermedia) Description: perennial, woody shrub, ranging from 15 to 60 cm in height; the leaves are thin and elongated, green/grey in color. The small, purple/blue flowers grow at the edges of long spikes. It is a rustic, resilient plant which grows spontaneously in the dry, rocky hills of Southern Italy. It is cultivatedContinue reading “Lavender”

The essentials of quality

In order to distinguish high quality essential oils from others, we need to consider a few aspects: Registered name: “100% natural, pure, whole essential oil”; The botanic name from of the plant from which the oil is derived (in latin); The production method. In the majority of cases, it will be steam current distillation; TheContinue reading “The essentials of quality”