We have the greatest respect for nature and its trees, flowers and blossoms. Therefore we donate a part of the proceeds of their purchases to the non-governmental organization <<<Embracing The World>>, which helps people in need and plants thousands of trees every year. We rely exclusively on tried-and-tested processes for the production and extraction of essential oils. But before we go into further detail, we would like to tell you something about the effect, application, production and definition of essential oils
Essential oils are by definition mixtures of different organic substances that are soluble in each other. The term essential means something like "not tangible". Essential oils are also called "the souls of plants" as they contain all the vitality of a plant. Essential oils are volatile (do not leave grease stains on paper) and are extracted from flowers, leaves and also fruits by means of steam distillation. But they can also be extracted from barks and roots. Of approximately 345,000 plants on earth, only 2,300 are considered to be so-called "essential oil plants".
- are produced in the cells of certain plants
- contain up to 500 different biochemical components depending on the plant
- are subject to fragrance fluctuations
- are highly concentrated
- volatile, which means they do not cause grease stains
- are sensitive to light and heat, therefore they are stored in brown bottles
- do not combine with water, but with other oils, cream, egg yolk or alcohol
- are a lure for insects
- protect plants from bacteria and fungi
- Predominant components: Isoprenoids (terpenes, C10 & C15) & phenylpopanoids
Undiluted on the skin: Caution, essential oils are highly concentrated essences. They can irritate your skin. First test on a small patch of your skin to see if you can tolerate the oil.
In the fragrance lamp: fragrances enchant and change the atmosphere. Mix a few drops of your favourite oil with a little water and let it evaporate slowly.
As a room spray: Create your own room spray and mix three parts water with one part alcohol and a few drops of your favourite Amrita Organics fragrance.
On the fragrance stone: Put four to eight drops on an aroma stone. IDuftsteine are ideal for the car, in the closet or hotel room.
Where do the plants and woods for our oils come from?
Over many years, our supplier company has established direct contacts with farmers on all continents. We have sought to work with producers who are willing to treat the soil with care and treat the plants with respect. We also pay attention to good working conditions, both for the harvesters and the production staff.
Our essential oils & their effects
Our fragrance blends have been specially created for us by Ayurvedic experts. We have created essential oil blends for every situation, because life is sometimes a rollercoaster. Our Amrita Organics fragrances relax, promote concentration, help meditate and open the heart. All fragrance blends are made from 100 percent pure natural essential oils.
Harmonizes the chakras and centers
Contains: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Frankincense, Camomile blue
Prosperity: awakens creativity and revitalises
Contains: Litsea, Lavender, Geranium
Vitality: Stimulates the immune system
Contains: Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Mint, Lavender, Galbanum, Tulsi, Ravintsara
Sweet Dreams: Has a very relaxing effect and promotes deep sleep
Contains: Lavender, Blue Camomile, Nutmeg, Rhododendron
Blossoming Heart: Opens the heart, promotes acceptance and tolerance
Contains: Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Bergamot, Roses, Tulsi
Devotion: Strengthens trust and faith
Contains: Tulsi, Lemon
Surrender: Helps to be in the here and now and supports the inner healing
Contains: Camomile blue, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Lemongrass
Meditation: Calms the nerves, promotes insight and clarity
Contains: Frankincense, Rhododendron, Palo Santo, Ylang-ylang
Serenity: Grounding and centering, calms anxiety
Contains: Cedar wood, Lavender, Rhododendron, Geranium
Basil sanctum (Tulsi): Opens the heart, gives courage
Palo Santo (holy wood): Considered the sandalwood of South America, cleans and protects
Lemon yellow, organic: Promotes concentration and calmness
Studies & articles on the effects of essential oils:
Study proves: Essential oils are effective against MRSA germs
Aromatherapy - how fragrances work (Apotheken Umschau)
Spiegel: Do essential oils help against diseases?
When should essential oils not be used?
High quality essential oils, like all those in our shop, are highly concentrated. You should not use them for small children. It is known that essential oils for cough and hoarseness (for example eucalyptus or peppermint) can cause larynx cramps and shortness of breath in small children. Even pregnant women should be careful when using essential oils.
How can you recognise a good essential oil?
It is not easy to recognise a good essential oil. It takes a distinct sense of smell to really recognize subtleties such as the subspecies or even the origin of a plant. In any case, the oil should smell as intense as, for example, the leaves of a Tulasi plant (holy basil) that you grind between your fingertips. This is a much stronger scent experience than smelling a tea bag of dried tulsi. An essential oil should never smell of alcohol and it should not leave grease stains. However, there are some essential oils that contain fatty acids. So it is not so easy to determine the quality yourself. This makes the quality certificates for essential oils all the more important.
The quality of essential oils from Amrita Organics
100 percent natural. Our essential oils are natural and not chemically modified. They contain only the oil of the specified parent plants. The oils are not diluted or stretched and they are not discoloured. No synthetic additives, parabens or genetically modified plants are used. The naturally pure compositions consist of mainly biological ingredients and are produced with food emulsifiers. Our suppliers use only natural fragrances, colourings and preservatives. Some, so-called ""Absolues - valuable essential oils from vegetable raw materials, whose content of essential oils is very low and therefore distillation with steam is not worthwhile - were made soluble with alcohol, jojoba or sweet almond oil. In solid state they would not be flowable.
No animal experiments and vegan
All our products are free from animal testing. We use no animal raw materials. The only non-vegan raw material in our products is untreated beeswax from organic beekeeping.
We attach great importance to a long-term and personal relationship with our suppliers. We put social responsibility into practice. With our Amrita shop we support the global Indian humanitarian organisation Embracing the World. In numerous projects, it works to ensure that people all over the world have the right to education, food, basic medical care and social security.