CO2 Botanical Extracts are completely natural and exceptionally pure. These highly concentrated plant extracts are free of solvent residues and impurities such as heavy metals. The Super-critical CO2 extraction process allows for selectivity of volatile or lipophilic compounds by varying the pressure used in processing. The SE or select method of CO2 Extraction allows for standardization of “select” constituents that includes mostly volatile, but also non-volatile beneficial oil-soluble compounds. SE CO2 Extracts can be compared to steam or hydro distilled essential oils.
The environmentally friendly Supercritical CO2 process has been compared to other extraction methods and has been found to be superior in a number of ways – no solvent residues, no heavy metals or other impurities that are typically found in other extracts. In addition, CO2 Extracts have been found to be more nearly identical to the natural plant compounds with little, if any, chemical change after processing. The super-critical CO2 extraction process provides extracts in their most natural form as only the CO2 is brought into contact with the high-pressure plant. This ecological extraction and high technology ensures: High purity and high activity. An intense fragrance without loss, damage or adulteration of any component. Emission-free and absolutely non-polluting. These are very concentrated extracts created by extracting the oil via Supercritical Co2 extraction. This process creates a much stronger oil that is richer and very useful in skin care.