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A non -oily and highly fragrant Essence which is extracted from a plant by
distillation and fast evaporates.
A vegetable Oil which has been infused with the fragrance of an aromatic plant
by mixing the two together and heating. The resulting Oil is delicately
fragrant, very greasy and does not evaporate.
A term which can indicate either or both of the above. Sometimes incorrectly
used to describe a perfume Oil.
Essential Oils consist of aromatic chemicals. Most essential oils have between
50 and 500 different chemical constituents.
Base (Carrier) Oils
Base, or Carrier Oils are vegetable, nut or seed Oils, which has to be used to
dilute the Essential Oil (s). These Oils themselves have therapeutic
Properties and presents a good source of Nutrients and Energy.
Combinations of resins, fragrant woods and gums in solid or powdered forms
which are burned to create an aromatic smoke.
Massage Oil is a mix of Essential and Carrier Oil, which should be used for
external purpose. Sometimes, only Carrier Oil might be used for a massage,
because of skin nourishing and therapeutic qualities. Infused Oils also should
be used for a Massage.
A fragrant foam, liquid or powered, containing a derivative (including
Essential Oil (s)) which provides emollients and moisturizers for the Skin
when added to the Bath.
An attractive scent, from the Latin Fragrare (to smell).
A combination of Essential oils with added chemicals and fixed Oils.
Perfumes consist of a man-made mixture of aromatic chemicals and essential
Oils. Up until the nineteenth century all perfumes were composed of natural
aromatic Oils. Modern perfumes are almost synthetic and may contain up to 300
different elements in its blend At the present time Natural pure perfumes you
can find very rare and they contains no synthetic ingredients. Perfumes
usually have an alcoholic base and up to 30% concentration of Fragrances.
A toilet water
a light version of scent with a 4 to 8 % concentration of Fragrances and
synthetic Essential Oils in an alcohol and distilled water base.
Cologne contains a lower percentage of fragrance than a perfume or toilet
water (2 to 5%) in an alcohol and distilled water base and often used as an
The fragrant ingredients of Perfume prepared on the non-greasy oil base.
Aromatic scent secreted by animals and insects, influencing behavior of their
own or different species.