The world of organic aromatherapy is full of natural treasures, and among them, oily macerates are real gems. As an aromatherapy company, it’s Read More
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The world of organic aromatherapy is full of natural treasures, and among them, oily macerates are real gems. As an aromatherapy company, it’s essential to understand how these precious preparations can enrich your product range and satisfy your customers’ needs.
What is the difference between oily macerate and vegetable oil?
Vegetable oil is a substance extracted from the seeds, nuts, fruits or oil seeds of plants. Helpac’s vegetable oils are obtained by first cold pressing (virgin oil), the most respectful method for the product, guaranteeing the oil’s full benefits. They are rich in fatty acids and vitamins, making them ideal for food, skin care, massage and other uses.
An oily macerate is an oil containing plant extracts. Laboratoire Helpac’s oily macerates are obtained by macerating flowers (fresh or dried) in a neutral vegetable oil. After several weeks of maceration, we filter the preparation to obtain oily macerates bursting with active ingredients.
Main differences :
Manufacturing process: Laboratoire Helpac vegetable oils are obtained by first cold pressing, while oily macerates are obtained by macerating plants in a vegetable oil.
Composition: vegetable oils are mainly composed of fatty acids and vitamins naturally present in the seeds or nuts, while oily macerates contain the specific active compounds of the plants with which they have been macerated.
Uses: Vegetable oils are versatile and are commonly used in cooking, skin care, massage and more. Oily macerates are often chosen for specific uses linked to the properties of the macerated plants, for example, chamomile or calendula to soothe the skin.
Oil macerates properties
Skin and hair nutrition: oily macerates are prized for their ability to deeply nourish the skin. They are ideal for making skin and hair care products, providing hydration and vitality.
Soothing action: many plants used in oily macerates, such as St. John’s wort or calendula, have soothing properties. These oils can be incorporated into products designed to soothe sensitive skin.
Aromatherapy use: oily macerates can also be used in aromatherapy to dilute essential oils and make them gentler on the skin. They are the perfect base for creating personalized blends.