About Us

We are a team of experts with over 30 years of experience in the fields of botany, phytochemistry, herb-extraction and sustainable resource management. It is our job to discover the most sustainably-harvested, cleanest, most potent herbs and capture their essence in pure extracts.

This is why we work in the herb garden of Europe and one of the biggest export countries for high-quality herbs in the world – Bulgaria.

Because of its favorable climate and pristine nature, the country offers plants with unique properties and superior quality. Our background in nature conservation, along with years of work in the herb sector in Bulgaria have enabled us to build a network of partners, dedicated to the sustainable and fair harvesting of wild and cultivated herbs – the source of our precious extracts.

The Essence of Nature

We use only raw materials with an excellent content of active ingredients, which have been harvested, dried and stored according to strict quality standards. Our extraction process is airless, conducted at low temperatures and free of toxic solvents. The environmentally friendly technology using food-grade CO2 in a state possessing the properties of both gas and liquid, draws out the active ingredients contained in each plant without damaging their qualities.

This means that every product retains the properties of the plant it was derived from with 0% solvent left behind-just the pure essence of the herb.Our extracts have unique strength when used directly on the skin, as base or essential oils or in the development of natural cosmetics, parapharmaceuticals and food products. We would be happy to help you integrate the essence of nature into your daily rituals or your products!

The Extracts

Rosehip (Rosa canina) seed oil

Rosehip seed oil
(Rosa canina)

Our rosehip oil is high in omega-6 (linoleic acid), omega-3 (linolenic acid) and other essential fatty acids. The oil can also contain over eight times more provitamin A than its cold-pressed counterpart and is richer in vitamin E.

Beauty: This natural elixir regenerates the skin, smoothes lines, and protects against the effects of sun-damage and aging. It quickly absorbs into the skin replenishing moisture and creates a protective barrier to help prevent dehydration. Omega-6 and 3 have a whitening effect on hyperpigmented skin.

Health: Both fatty acids help to maintain the health of cell membranes, improve nutrient use and control cellular metabolism. They also stimulate circulation and strengthen the body’s natural defences by suppressing inflammation.

Juniper (Juniperus communis) oil

Juniper oil
(Juniperus communis)

The fresh, clean scent of juniper is not its only asset! Oil obtained from the plant’s fruit contains some of nature’s most powerful antibiotic, purifying, memory-boosting and calming agents. Our juniper oil is extracted at low temperatures, which preserves its astonishing range of precious components.

Beauty: Juniper berry oil has unsurpassed cleansing and purifying properties. It is effective against acne and dandruff and can combat cellulite and water retention. Topical application relieves eczema and psoriasis and can prevent hair loss.

Health: Our juniper oil contains α- and β-pinene – natural broad-spectrum antibiotics and bronchodilators, which can relieve asthma symptoms. Α-pinene is also the source of the product’s memory-boosting effect and myrcene makes it an effective neurotonic – relieving stress, nervous tension and anxiety.

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) essential oil

Lemon balm essential oil
(Melissa officinalis)

Our essential oil of lemon balm has a sweet and beautiful, yet light aroma. It contains 30% more geranial, an antimicrobial compound, than steam-distilled oil. Another precious active – caryophyllene, with strong anti-inflammatory and stomach-protecting activity is approximately 6-7 times higher in our extract.

Beauty: Studies confirm that lemon balm oil benefits the skin by healing, improving circulation and tightening. The anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting components in our extract restore and protect sensitive and sun-damaged skin and fight acne.

Health: Our oil is famous for its soothing, memory boosting and antidepressant powers. Its antimicrobial and antiviral properties can treat infections both internally and externally. Melissa oil helps the functioning of the stomach and digestive process by maintaining the flow of gastric juices and bile and healing the stomach lining.

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) essential oil

Chamomile essential oil
(Matricaria chamomilla)

Our chamomile extract is made from the delicate, fragrant flowers of the Chamomile plant. The matricine compound, responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of The Essence chamomile oil can be 15-20 times higher than conventionally obtained essential oil.

Beauty: Chamomile oil is extensively used in perfumery, cosmetics and aromatherapy. Its antiseptic, disinfectant, antibacterial and antifungal properties make it suitable for use in medicinal cosmetics against acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. The oil also diminishes scars, marks and skin spots.

Health: Our chamomile oil is a mild sedative and is used for promoting digestion. It was shown to be a potential antiviral agent against herpes simplex virus type 2. It is effective in curing inflammation, particularly when it is located in the digestive or urinary system.

Littleleaf Linden Essential Oil (Tilia Cordata)

Littleleaf Linden Essential Oil
(Tilia Cordata)

Coming soon!

Silver Linden Essential Oil (Tilia tomentosa)

Silver Linden Essential Oil
(Tilia tomentosa)

Coming soon!

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