Pure essential oils and fragrance oils differ in the same way something natural and synthetic would. Essential oils are naturally derived, while fragrance oils are synthetic chemical creations. Typically, it takes hundreds of pounds of plant material to make one pound of essential oil. Fragrance oils are used in most everyday products, from commercially produced soaps and cleaning products to perfumes. While scientists can duplicate the fragrance of essential oils, they have so far been unable to duplicate their benefits.
ORGANIC PLANT OILS IN TIERRA MIA ORGANICS™ PRODUCTS
One of the most important aspects to healthy balanced skin is hydration. There are many ways to achieve this. At Tierra Mia Organics, we believe the best way to moisturize the skin is with natural oils. Not any oils will do. With decades of our own research, we've chosen a specific few oils that are most beneficial for the skin. We carefully source these oils, selecting food grade, because we strive to make skin care products so safe and gentle you could eat them. At this time, a few of our products are actually edible, and if you carefully read the ingredients in our creams, you will see that the ingredients we use are NSF approved. Oils in each of our products serve a purpose. Most commonly we use Castor, Coconut, Olive, Grape Seed, and Rice Bran oils.
There are certain oils we will never use in our products such as mineral oil, palm oil, or canola oil. Theses oils are not good for the skin and we do not condone the way they are sourced.
Tierra Mia Organics is aware of the palm oil industry and its impact on the planet. The unchecked agricultural expansion threatens the forests and the wildlife that call it home, which is why we do not purchase palm oil, or use its derivatives in any of our products. While palm oil can be produced sustainably, much of the palm oil found today is sourced in an unregulated fashion. We simply choose not to use palm oil.
It's is our opinion that there is nothing healthy or beautiful about harming our planet and our fellow earthlings.
The essential oils used in Tierra Mia Organics™ products
A genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family. Native to the Old World, it's found from Cape Verde to the Canary Islands. It's most commonly known for its calming effect.
Used in making vitamin A, it's a natural citral, antiseptic, and astringent.
A spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the Cinnamon genus.
Vanilla is highly valued for its flavor. It is the second most expensive spice to grow after saffron, because growing vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive.
A species of plant from the genus Pogostemon. The strong sweet, spicy, and musky aroma of this essential oil eliminates and masks body odor, and has been used for centuries in perfumes and incense.
As both an anti-fungal and antiviral, it makes an excellent disinfectant. As an antispasmodic, it creates a relaxing and cooling effect on the nerves and muscles.
The astringent properties of rosemary help to ease congestion, puffiness, and swelling, making it beneficial in skin care for treating acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
Black pepper is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae. Cultivated for its fruit, it's usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.
Almond Oil is obtained from the dried kernels of almonds and serve as an excellent source of Vitamin E.
The aromatic flower buds of a tree in the Myrtaceae, and Syzygium aromaticum families. Cloves are available throughout the year due to different harvest seasons in different countries.
An evergreen perennial shrub native to southwestern United States. The seed was a main ingredient of pinole, a staple food.
From the leaves of a tea tree plant, a colorless and clear oil is extracted with a fresh camphoraceous odor.
Packed with alpha-hydroxy-acids, orange fruit extract has demonstrated significant effects on keratinization.
A tart and tangy citrus fruit rich in oils and an excellent source of vitamin C.