"I've always used the analogy of: steam distilled ginger is like a string quartet, select CO2 is the full orchestra, and the total CO2 is the full orchestra with the rock band added!! Certainly way more bang for your buck!!!!"
~~ Mark Webb, Aromamediz Pty Ltd, Australia - used with permission
What is a CO2 Extract??
CO2-extraction, is a modern technology for production of lipophilic plant extracts. Supercritical CO2-extraction is very gentle and leaves no solvent residues.
The method separates from plant materials bioactive substances such as antioxidants, natural flavours, essential oils and special fatty oils.
CO2-extracts are used as cosmetics ingredients, in perfumes, food and food supplements and in aromatherapy. CO2-extracts are sterile and need no preservation.
The highly concentrated supercritical extracts unfold their effects already in low dosages for example as cosmetics ingredients or as bioactive substances in food supplements.
Rosemary Antioxidants are used in food and food supplements as well as multifunctional natural extracts with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity in cosmetics products.
Herb and spice supercritical extracts are versatile and safe ingredients for premium food, health food, high quality food supplements and natural cosmetics.
- have a unique profile and concentrated spectrum of lipophilic ingredients.
- are free of solvents and inorganic salts and they need no preservatives.
- are practically sterile and donâ€™t provide a base for germ growth due to the absence of water, proteins and polysaccharides.
All this allows a safe application and simple declaration.
Extracts herbal active substances, sensitive flavors and fragrances with a gentle, natural and clean method, safe for the environment.
Carbon dioxide, the gas that gives all the freshness to sparkling drinks is the new and Generally Recognized As Save (GRAS) â€“ approved solvent for lipophilic molecules.
The high pressure process works without the stress of high temperatures and under exclusion of oxygen which preserves completely the valuable plant ingredients.
CO2-extracts have a more natural flavor, a fresher fragrance and a superior activity.
CO2-extracts of chamomile, calendula, seabuckthorn as well as rosemary antioxidants and specialty fatty oils are widely used as bio-active components in skincare creams, sunscreens, skin oils, shampoos and body milk products.
Rosemary and Sage Antioxidants have besides their antioxidative efficacy also approved antibacterial and anti-aging activity.
Myrrh, sage and other selective extracts improve the quality of tooth pastes, mouthwash and bath products and massage fluids.
CO2-extracts of ginger, cinnamon, redberries and juniper are new ingredients in fine fragrances where they unfold exciting olfactive effects.
CO2-extracts make your products simply better.
The above information was obtained with permission from our suppliers page.
Key: O = Organic, ONC = Organic, not certified, WC = Wildcrafted