OCOTEA (Ishpink) Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Ocotea Quixos (Also known as Ishpingo, or Ishpink which is the name of the Ocotea flower)

Country of Origin: Ecuador's Amazon Basin

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Branches and leaves

Consistency: Liquid

Aromatic Description: A hint of cinnamon base, Warm, herbaceous, Sweet-spicy, and slightly woody with an under tone of warmwood

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Ocotea oil has a very low amount of cinnamaldehyde (less than 5%) unlike its cousin cinnamon that can contain up to 50% cinnamaldehyde. 

Blends well with: Clove Bud, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender 40/42, Orange Sweet, and Thyme Red

History: Historical usage of ocotea dates back more than 500 years. Ocotea species are distributed in subtropical and tropical regions, often at higher altitudes, and is related to the cinnamon species. The African and Madagascan species all have bisexual flowers (possessing both male and female parts), whereas the Ocotea trees grown in Amazon species have flowers that are unisexual (either male or female). Seed distribution of some Ocotea species is performed by frugivorous (Fruit eater) birds such as toucans. Only the female trees producing foliage suitable for distillation into essential oils. There is minimal, if any damage to the environment, and most importantly, Mother Nature is being respected.

Certified Organics: All of our Certified Organic Essential Oils are from carefully selected stocks. They are recognized as Certified Organic Processors and their oils have all been certified under the world renowned QAI Organics Standard. Chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers are prohibited. Instead the products are cultivated using traditional farming methods. Soil fertility is built; natural systems are worked with, not against.

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