What is meant by quintessence?
Quintessence is the refined essence or extract of a substance, or in other words, the scientific optimization of extraction with regards to methods and distillation times in order to obtain and preserve the greatest wealth of active ingredients.
Properly distilled, an essential oil contains 50 to 250 active molecules whereas a synthetic drug for example may contain 2-3 at best. This wealth in active ingredients gives essential oils their concentration, diversity, extraordinary energy and a potency that is multiplied when they are associated with other oils.
All of MAISON LAGET’s essential oils are chemotyped, each batch is botanically and biochemically defined (E.O.B.B.D.) and more importantly - they are distilled long enough to extract all of the active ingredients.
These demanding standards and requirements are essential to high-quality aromatherapy.
Use and Special precautions
After reading the special precautions for use, and in the absence of any special precautions to be taken, essential oils may be used as follows:
- Inhalation or diffusion (aromatherapy)
- Topical application (massage or rubbed on the skin after dilution in a carrier oil according to the essential oil's dermocaustic properties)
- Orally (following the prescription of a therapist, usually 2 drops in honey 2 to 3 times a day for short periods only)
- For bathing (use with a dispersant)
- General care (1 to 2 drops in a care cream), sauna, cooking, as an air freshener, linen freshener or insect repellent
For more detailed information on the uses and properties of essential oils for well-being and beauty please refer to our aromatherapy reference books. If in doubt, consult a specialist.
Organic Agriculture certification FR-BIO-01.
Pure 100% natural essence obtained using a first cold pressed mechanical process. (In the case of citrus fruit the correct designation is essence rather than essential oil.)
Distilled from the zest
Origin: EU (usually Italy)
Scent: characteristic, pleasant and fresh
Known properties (bibliography)
These indications are purely informative and do not in any case constitute medical advice or substitute the establishment of a medical diagnosis for the assessment of the severity of a pathology. Although the majority of essential oils are of food grade, we do not recommend their ingestion without the prior consultation and prescription of a therapist.
Because of its antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties is often used diffused during periods of contagious diseases.
An effective blood thinner rich in vitamin-P , increases micro-circulation and decreases the permeability of veins and blood vessels.
It's detoxifying properties useful in cases of obesity, excessive cellulite; aids lymphatic drainage.
Recommended in cases of hepatic insufficiency.
A mild carminative, prevents the formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract (stomach aches, bad digestion).
As a litholytic, tends to dissolve kidney stones in cases of nephritic colic.
Orally: use 2 drops in honey, in a carrier oil or on a sugar cube left to melt under the tongue; take 3 times a day.
Topical use: 2 drops of essential oil + 6 drops of carrier oil directly on the skin twice a day.
Suitable for aromatherapy.
Do not apply before sun exposure.
Not suitable for children under 12 or pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Identification & Packaging
Food-grade quality essential oil
100% of ingredients are of natural origin.
100% of ingredients are from organic farming.
ECOCERT certified FR-BIO-01
Amber glass Dropper bottle
Environmentally friendly packaging
* Disclaimer: the information on essential oils available here and in our general documentation are not exhaustive and are made available for information purposes only. In no case do they replace the medical advice necessary for the establishment of a diagnosis and in assessing the severity of a pathology. This information drawn from research conducted by healthcare professionals is the synthesis of our research on aromatherapy and includes reference books by Pierre Franchomme and Dr. Daniel Pénoël: "Exactly Aromatherapy" Roger Jollois Editor, of Aromatherapist pharmacist Dominique Baudoux: "Aromatherapy, healing with essential oils" (Editions Amyris), Dr. Zhiri and Dominique Baudoux: "Scientific aromatherapy - chemotyped essential oils and their synergies" (Editions Inspir), Dr. Jean Valnet: “The Aromatherapy Pocket Book”, Danielle Festy, pharmacist:" My Bible of essential oils ", Fabienne Millet, pharmacist: "The great guide to essential oils", (Marabout.) This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Maison Laget shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising therefrom.
ESSENTIAL OILS - GENERAL INFORMATION