|HYDRO-DISTILLATION OF FLORAL OILS as- “SECRETION
We have designed to manufacture hydro distilled
absolute oil by the name “Floral
Oils”. We call it as “secretion
oils” because it is a pure aromatic compound, unfettered
with waxes and pigments, which very closely mirrors in composition
the original composition flowing from the osmophorous glands of
the plant. These osmophores are the source of botanical aromatic
In contrast to the production of absolute oils as described by
Arctander, the hydro distillation process through which Secretion
are liberated skips the middle step of washing the concrete with
alcohol. Although by different extraction processes, the absolute
oil and the secretion both reveal the heart of the original pure
Keep in minds that because the waxes and pigments have been removed
from the floral oils that it is clear without color (unlike absolutes).
Understand also that the resulting extreme density of aromatic
molecules results in an extreme fragrance intensity because of
the removal of the masking/spacing effect of the waxes. This is
analogous to a neutron star’s extreme weight density after
losing its electrons and protons.
From a molecular perspective, an floral oils is virtually the
primordial fragrance of an aromatic plant. In a poetic sense,
an floral oils is the DNA aroma, with no coating of waxes and
pigments. This understanding is an invitation to contemplate the
soul of the plants in a new light.
A.M.Aromatic & Essential oils has created the most pure floral
oils of Jasmines, Tuberose & Rose. These are distilled in
Pure Flower Oils Compared To Absolutes-
by Mr.Ramakant Harlaka
|Economically if we take yield in account then
hydro-distilled oil may be more than 3-4 times expensive than absolute
so no one may prefer to purchase same because of high cost. However
one should bear in mind that odor is mainly provided by volatile
component only and wax or stereoptin only act as fixative or some
Thus as general rule hydro-distilled oil from flower may be 3
to 4 time more powerful than absolute from same flower. This has
been clearly mentioned in Arctender vol.3 where he also agreed
that due to economic reason hydro-distilled flower oils were not
common item of commerce in those days but seeing renewed interest
in power of flower for healing same can be item of future.
References –Mr. Ramakant Harlaka,
Mr. Jack Chaitman- USA
|INDIAN TRADITIONAL ATTARS
|The history of natural attars is very much associated
to the history of India. India has been known for natural attars
from the Mughal period or even earlier when aroma bearing substances
like Jasmine, Rose, Sandal, Musk, Saffron were used as such (without
isolation of odorous principles) and the range of such materials
and essential oils were further enriched during the Mughal period,
when new plants were brought by the Mughals from Central Asia to
this country. This leads to discovery and development of process
for the preparation of attar from Roses by Noorjahan, the Mughal
queen. This was the beginning of the natural attars in India, which
developed and progressed in and around Kannauj and is quite strong
even now. Floral Attars may be defined as the distillates obtained
by the hydro distillation of flowers in Sandalwood Oil.
The attars were manufactured traditionally ‘Daighs & Bhapkas
system’, which is a hydro distillation process. The still
is heated form below by lighting a fire with the help of wood or
cow dung. The temperature and speed of the distillations are controlled
by regulating the fire. These are all direct fire heated stills
and their capacities can range from 10-160 kilos of floral/herbal
materials. The attar manufacturing for floral type takes place in
remote places because the flowers are required to be processed quickly
after plucking. Due to this inconsistency many attar manufacturers
in Kannauj started adulterating their Attars by using the base material
as like DOP, DEP, Paraffin, synthetic chemicals etc
As we are leading manufacturer of floral extracts and Sandalwood
oil, we started manufacturing Attars with our self designed instruments
by condensing the vapors of our pure 100% natural floral oils with
pure Sandalwood oil as base in glass vessels. We have designed a
highly delicate process to manufacture Attars by using a highly
temperature sensitive technique. Due to this technique our product
retains the 100 % natural fragrance of the flower. This is the modern
method which we have designed specially to manufacture the attars
and we also blend floral absolute oils in the pure sandalwood oil
depending upon the needs and requirements of our customers. We manufacture
i.) Gulab ex Rosa damascena or Rosa Edword, (ii) Deh-nl-oudh-ex
agarwood (iii) Motia ex Jasminum sambac (iv) Gulhina ex lawsonia
inermis (v) Chameli ex Jasminum grandiflorum (vi) Rajnigandha ex
Tuberose vii) Kewra ex Pandanus odoratissimus viii) Kesar-saffron
The Indian attars in the past has been utilized by elite class of
the society particularly kinds & queens on their body. With
the span of time kingdoms got abolished and hence the kings &
queens. Now it is majorly used in Middle East and also some parts
of USA & Europe. It is used by people as a personal perfume,
particularly by Muslims due to absence of alcohol.
|In ancient times, the people used plants and herbs
to cure numerous diseases and afflictions; in reality modern pharmacopeia’s
uses the natural plant and herbs of our earth in the elaboration
of the medicines, tonics and all matter of prescribed and over the
counter drugs we use.
Today; Natural medicine in its simplest form is less risky and
more economical to Aleve the pains and sufferings humans have
that don’t require surgery.
Since India is a major country in cultivating the number of Herbs
and aromatic plants. The cultivation of these herbs are depends
upon the Soil condition, climate and many other geographic conditions.
India is having wide variety of soils ranging from rich loams
to poor late rite and having warm humid climate with plenty of
sunshine and huge rainfalls.
In view of this reward, India is playing major role in the Global
market in export of many herb, extracts, essential oils, aromatic
oils, floral extracts etc.,
|History of Aromatherapy
|The history of the use of aromatic oils on the
body goes back at least 2,000 years before Christ. There are records
in the bible of the use of plants and their oils, both in treatment
of illness and for religious purpose. The Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks
and Romans, who brought the idea to Great Britain, used them over
the centuries. The earliest written record of their use in England
was in the thirteenth century, and from that time a great increase
was shown both in oils produced and treatments carried out.
|What is Aromatherapy?
is the inhalation and application of volatile essential oils from
aromatic plants to restore or enhance health, beauty and well-being”
It is the therapeutic use of odoriferous substances obtained from
flowers, plants and aromatic shrubs. Not only can it be used to
treat and cure illness effectively but perhaps even more importantly
it can also help to prevent us losing good health in the first place.
|The primary form of aromatherapy application involves
using essential oils in the following ways:
Topically to the skin via massage, diluted in carrier oil.
|Essential oils work in harmony with the body to
normalize and balance. They produce certain effects that we can
count on, but can also adapt to the needs of different people. Used
for their undisputed anti-microbial and antiseptic effects, essential
oils are not only less toxic than synthetic antibiotics but also
support life (eubiotic) by working with the body's own natural healing
abilities (thru which the only true healing occurs). Certain oils,
such as Roman chamomile, have cytophylactic (cell regeneration),
antiseptic, and wound healing effects as well as anti-fungal and
anti-inflammative properties making them the ultimate active principles
for holistic natural skin-care.
There are approximately 300 essential oils. These highly concentrated
substances are solvent extracted, distilled or expressed from aromatic
herbs, flowers, and trees. Essential oils are chemically complex
and contain hormone-like properties, as well as vitamins, minerals,
and natural antiseptics.
It is believed that the essential oil aroma activates the "pharmacy"
within our brains. The neurochemicals, such as serotonin and endorphins,
are the message that our brain uses to communicate with our body.
Essential oils & Absolutes mobilizes self-healing powers and
directly affect many psychological and physiological processes.
They are intended to complement medical care.
Uses range from curing headaches, easing stress, and stimulating
sluggish circulation to treating respiratory ailments and ridding
your dog of fleas. They come in a convenient form and are extremely
versatile for E.g.; A few drops of lavender in an ointment can be
used to treat a burn or headache. When properly administered, these
oils produce none of the harmful side effects found in chemicals.
|Money-wise, aromatherapy can cut your health
care and cosmetic bills.