Our secret: essential oils
Many people associate natural products with muted or dull colors, but this doesn’t have to be the case. At Laurette, we believe that cosmetic products can have a vibrant color while still being natural and environmentally friendly. How do we achieve this? Our secret: using essential oils, which give color to our products and are natural since the oils themselves are plant-derived.
Essential oils are volatile, aromatic compounds that are extracted from various parts of plants, including flowers, leaves, stems, and roots. They have been used for centuries in various applications, including perfumes, aromatherapy, and medicinal preparations. In recent years, essential oils have gained popularity in the cosmetic industry, as they are natural and offer a range of benefits for the skin.
One of the benefits of using essential oils in cosmetic products is that they can provide vibrant and beautiful colors. Essential oils come in a variety of hues, from pale yellows and greens to deep blues and purples. By using different combinations of essential oils, cosmetic companies can create a wide range of colors that are both vibrant and natural.
Take a look at our Sunrise Collection. These products contain grapefruit essential oil, which is cold-pressed from the grapefruit peel and has a naturally occurring orange color. Since all our essential oils come from different regions within Europe, the color can change from time to time. That is the beauty of mother nature.
Using essential oils to color our products also allows us to avoid using synthetic colorants, which can be harmful to the environment and to our health. Synthetic colorants are often derived from petroleum and can contain heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, which can be toxic when absorbed by the skin. By using natural essential oils, we are able to avoid these harmful ingredients and offer our customers a safer, more environmentally friendly option.
In addition to providing vibrant colors, essential oils offer a range of benefits for the skin. Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which can help to soothe and heal the skin. For example, lavender essential oil is known for its calming and healing properties, while eucalyptus essential oil is effective against congestion and sinus infection.
In conclusion, cosmetic products can have a vibrant color while still being natural and environmentally friendly. By using essential oils, companies like Laurette are able to provide a range of beautiful and natural colors without compromising on the integrity of the products. Essential oils also offer a range of benefits for the skin, making them a valuable addition to any natural cosmetic product.