Pure Plant Processes

Plantæ’s ingredients for skin health are obtained from organic farms with a respect for the environment.
Essential oils, vegetable oils and plant extracts are naturally extracted to retain their potent nutrient properties using gentle physical and biological processes such as pressing, pressure, vacuum, maceration, percolation, distillation, decoction, infusion and fermentation methods using solvents of organic origin such as ethanol, glycerine, water and carbon dioxide.

DISTILLATION
A dry steam distillation method is used to yield high purity essential oils and hydrosols.
The method involves using a steam vapour to carry the oils and water soluble plant essential components where it then passes through a water cooled condenser and collects into a receiver where the essential oil and hydrosol phases separate.
Plant parts used in the Plantæ product range are flowers (rose, lavender, bitter orange), leaves (melissa, peppermint, thyme, pine and tea-tree) and Peel (mandarin and bitter orange).

 

SUPER CRITICAL EXTRACTION
A gentle green process using carbon dioxide to extract and separate plant bioactive substances such as antioxidants, natural flavours and essential oils. The method involves filling carbon dioxide into a chamber filled with plant matter. When carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure it becomes “supercritical” and has liquid properties while remaining in a gaseous state. Because of the liquid properties of the gas, the CO2 functions as a solvent, extracting the oils and other substances from the plant matter. Plant parts used in the Plantæ product range are pods (vanilla), seeds (black cumin), and leaves (myrrh, rosemary) and fruit (pomegranate).

 

COLD PRESSED EXTRACTION
Unrefined vegetable oil produced by pressing the parent seed, grain or nut at the minimum possible temperature using a low heat procedure. Cold pressed oils are of superior quality compared to oils produced through other processes, such as
applying heat as they have a pronounced colour, flavour and aroma. Plant parts used in the Plantæ product range are fruit (olive, avocado).