The Difference Between Fragrance Alchemy Oils and Essential Oils
Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Question: Can you explain the difference between the Fragrance Alchemy oils and essential oils? Also, why are your oils called “natural”?
Almine: The important distinction between a synthetic fragrance oil and natural fragrance oil (what we mainly use) is as follows. Just like synthetic fragrance oils, natural fragrance oils are also produced in a laboratory. But rather than being made from synthetic materials, they are created by isolating one of the natural aromatic components from a complex scent such as that of an orange or rose. These single scents are called isolates.
A natural isolate is a single chemical, isolated from a plant, that has a fragrance. It is a part of something real rather than being man-made from another material. It is extracted through the same processes that’s used to create essential oils. The difference is that when you extract an essential oil you are extracting the entire scent complex compound (the entire body of the flower). When you extract an isolate you are extracting a single scent molecule.