The early Transcendentalists like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau somewhat inspire our philosophy at Koala Eco. Followers of this movement believed immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of nature to be a deeply spiritual and enriching experience. We agree. So while these 100% pure essential oils in our products are getting to work on eliminating grease, dirt and dust mite allergens, the aromas they release are helping you breathe in all the goodness, purity, and healing power of nature.
In the world of home and personal care products, nature's scents are everywhere – from the citrusy aroma of dishwashing liquid to the gentle floral notes of lavender in body creams. But what sets apart conventional products with these scents from Koala Eco's range of natural home and personal care products? The answer lies in the ingredient list.
When you turn over a bottle of conventional dishwashing liquid or lavender body cream, you'll often find the term 'natural fragrance' or simply 'fragrance' listed. These labels, under current regulations, don't require the disclosure of each ingredient, allowing 'fragrance' to encompass potentially hundreds of undisclosed compounds. In contrast, Koala Eco products are powered by essential oils, which not only provide their refreshing scents but also contribute to their cleaning efficacy and offer therapeutic benefits.
Here's why this difference matters:
Understanding Fragrance and Natural Fragrance Oils
Fragrance oils can be either natural or synthetic, and both types are typically synthesized in a laboratory. Despite the label 'natural,' even natural fragrance oils may contain synthetic compounds, including benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and toluene. These compounds are blended with aromatic plant parts or a small amount of essential oils to mimic scents like rose, lavender, or peppermint. However, they lack the therapeutic or medicinal properties of the actual plants they imitate. In cleaning products, natural fragrance oils don't contribute to the cleaning action, which is primarily achieved by surfactants and chemicals.
The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils, on the other hand, are concentrated extracts derived from various plant parts, such as flowers, stems, bark, and leaves. They have a much stronger scent than the original plant due to their high concentration of active compounds. Essential oils are obtained through methods like cold-pressing or steam/water distillation. Unlike fragrance oils, essential oils retain the full spectrum of therapeutic benefits from the plant source. For example, products containing peppermint essential oil may help alleviate headaches, while those with eucalyptus essential oil can assist in clearing airways.
The Koala Eco Difference
Every Koala Eco product is enriched with botanical essential oils, which not only provide effective cleaning but also deliver therapeutic benefits
Embracing Nature's Essence
Essential oils are truly the essence of plants, offering highly concentrated compounds found in the bark, leaves, or fruit. For millennia, humans have recognised and harnessed the science and art of these oils for their incredible benefits. In our quest for a more mindful and sustainable lifestyle, this ancient wisdom remains as relevant as ever. Essential oils are not just proficient at eliminating bacteria and microbes; they are also celebrated for their health-boosting and mood-enhancing properties.
Our philosophy at Koala Eco draws inspiration from thinkers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who believed that immersing oneself in nature's sights, sounds, and scents is a spiritually enriching experience. We share this belief. While our 100% pure essential oils tackle grease, dirt, and dust mite allergens, their aromas envelop you in the goodness, purity, and healing power of nature.
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