it is no secret that Christo and I are no fans of essential oils as active skincare ingredients, for a number of reasons.
They are too powerful to feature as prominently in skincare as they currently do, often doing more harm than good, and are totally overused.
It takes tonnes of plant material to gain just a little bit of oil, so sustainability is an issue in our humble opinion.
For us, whole plant extracts are the way to go in skincare. Their aromas, albeit less intense than those of essences, are beautifully round, and represent the whole plant rather than just a fraction of the plant that comes across in the distillation process.
In our compositions, we dosage essential oils in minute homeopathic quantities as a psychoactive ‘etherial’ spirit charge, as we believe they are meant to be used.