A plant is made up of many unique phyto-compounds and the process of steam distillation is unable to extract these valuable constituents. As steam distilled oils only consist of the plant’s aromatic volatile compounds, supercritical CO2 extracted oils consist nearly of the full spectrum of a plant.
The pressure used during the process determines the type of constituents that are extracted from the plants. CO2 extracts are further subdivided into two categories, “Select” and “Total”.
CO2 Select Extracts are extracted under lower pressure and are similar to essential oils in that they are generally completely liquid, making them easier to use when pipetting or diluting the formulation.
CO2 Total Extracts are extracted under higher pressure and contain more of the original plant components including waxes, fatty oils and color pigments.
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MEDITERRANEAN MEDICINAL PLANTS
The flora of the Mediterranean is one of the most fascinating flora there is. Plants grow in exceptional climatic conditions which have led them to develop chemical substances with very broad and very powerful medicinal properties.