Find more goodness today in the shop with our newest additions – CO2 oils! One of the most exciting and more recent developments in aromatherapy, CO2 oils have already become superstars in the essential oil community.
Like absolutes, CO2s use a solvent to extract oil from plant material. The solvent in CO2 extraction is CO2 itself which is pressurized into the same density as a liquid and then mixed with the plant material. The CO2 draws out the oil and is then separated from the oil before returning to its gaseous state.
So what makes CO2s so special? Unlike in steam distillation, whereheavier plant components might be naturally removed, CO2 extraction picks up these heavier components. This makes CO2s and essential oils similar yet unique both therapeutically and aromatically. Therapeutically, CO2s share benefits like their essential oil and absolute counterparts. In general, CO2s also have aromas that are more similar to the plants from which they’re extracted.
The difference between CO2s and essential oils is a lot like the difference between essential oils and absolutes. They’re similar yet different, offering unique benefits and aromas thanks to the ways in which they’re produced. Not convinced? Experience the CO2 difference for yourself with our five new 100% pure CO2 oils.
Coconut CO2 (Cocos nucifera): With an undeniably warm, creamy and tropical aroma, we’re nuts for Coconut. Its skincare benefits and moisturizing abilities only adds to our love for Coconut CO2. Add to a lotion or cream base and apply topically or diffuse with citrus oils for a tropical, summertime diffuser blend.
Frankincense CO2 (Boswellia carterii): Warm and resinous with woodsy, peppery nuances, the aroma of this CO2 alone is sure to stop you in your tracks. Revered for its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, nourish skin, provide respiratory support and smooth away worries, there’s a lot to love about Frankincense CO2.
German Chamomile CO2 (Matricaria chamomilla): Herbal and floral with notes of fruity apple, German Chamomile CO2 is both impressive and altogether wonderful. This CO2 comes stacked with benefits, from aiding pain and inflammation to alleviating stress and boosting the appearance of skin.
Ginger CO2(Zingiber officinale): Love the aroma of fresh Ginger? Then you’re in for a treat with Ginger CO2. This CO2 pulls out all the stops with its spicy, warm and invigorating aroma. Not to mention its ability to support healthy digestion, aid circulation as well as soothe aches and pains.
Vanilla CO2 (Vanilla planifolia): What’s not to love about the sweet, creamy aroma of Vanilla? But beyond just being sweet and creamy, Vanilla CO2 is elegant, refined and quite decadent. A little goes a long way with this oil, adding a bit ofoomph to just about any blend or natural perfume.