Amrita Aromatherapy's Story – Striving To Supply The Finest Organic Essential Oils
Amrita Aromatherapy has been offering high-quality, organic essential oils and personal care products since 1989.
Having developed a worldwide network of essential oil producers, Amrita is always able to select the finest oil from a number of available sources including small family farms.
How does Amrita know they are therapeutic grade essential oils?
Dr. Christoph Streicher has a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Physiology. He and his staff critically evaluate the biochemistry of the oils based on how they interact with the human physiology. Using their own gas chromatograph they check that the oils haven’t been diluted, industrially processed or chemically manipulated to ensure their authenticity and therapeutic value.
Oils are selected according to the holistic healing principles that Dr. Streicher learned in the 80s from well-known Indian Ayurvedic physicians and Jacques Paltz of France, a world-renowned authority on essential oils.
Although there is no "therapeutic grading system", Amrita ensures that our oils have as much intrinsic therapeutic value as they possibly can. For example, we are careful which chemotype of German Chamomile Essential Oil we supply because the alpha bisabolol oxide type of German Chamomile is fairly useless from a therapeutic perspective. It has very weak anti-inflammatory properties, whereas the oil we sell is rich in alpha bisabolol (not-oxidised) and thus has strong anti-inflammatory effects. Eucalyptus Globulus can be more harmful than beneficial because it can contain a lot of high-boiling compounds which are irritating to the upper respiratory organs, but Amrita offers Eucalyptus Globulus that is low in these compounds. As a result, it can relax the bronchi and dissolves mucus. Clary Sage with a sclareol content of less than 0.5% does not have the desired effects. Most Clary Sage on the market has a sclareol content of less than 0.1%. Amrita only carries Clary Sage with a minimum of 0.5%.
Amrita’s certified organic products are verified by third party regulators to ensure they’ve been grown, harvested, distilled and handled without pesticides, chemicals and other toxic ingredients, according to the USDA/NOP standards.
Amrita has a devout following of aromatherapists, massage therapists, medical doctors, chiropractors, natural food stores, and individual customers.
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