Unique expertise in creating ready-to-use products that combine the synergies of essential oils and active natural ingredients and are designed to take care of the daily well-being needs of the whole family.
Puressentiel is developing unique expertise in creating ready-to-use products that combine the synergies of essential oils and active natural ingredients and are designed to take care of the daily well-being needs of the whole family. These essential oils and active natural ingredients are produced worldwide.
Sourcing and supply of 100% pure and natural essential oils
In 2014, Puressentiel used 283 tonnes of essential oils, 34 tonnes of vegetable oils and 113 different essential oils to manufacture the 140 products in its range. These raw materials come from all over the world (Australia, Vietnam, Nepal, Madagascar, Morocco, etc.) with Europe supplying 38% including 16% from France.
A strict eco-charter to protect natural resources, the people who cultivate them and the environment... and guarantee pure and natural products
Puressentiel has introduced two in-house charters: the "Puressentiel Product Quality Charter" and the "Puressentiel Raw Materials Quality Charter" to ensure quality, eco-friendly raw materials and products that use 100% pure, natural and effective active ingredients.
Puressentiel's sourcing department is run by Florence Pacchioni-Borgniet, the sister of Operations Director Marco Pacchioni.
In the "Puressentiel Product Quality Charter", the Puressentiel products provide every guarantee of efficacy and tolerance. These are validated through standardised tests and studies carried out by independent certified laboratories. The formulas are natural or organic, free from synthetic perfumes, flavourings and colours and the products are non-irradiated (a method of eradicating micro-organisms, which is little known among the general public, but often used, even for "natural" products).
In addition, the cases and instructions are printed on recyclable and recycled cardboard using plant-based inks. The tubes, boxes and bottles are also recyclable. Contrary to popular belief, this makes them more expensive to manufacture and is therefore less economical for the brand!
The Essential Oil Quality Charter (E.O.)
Puressentiel ensures total traceability from the plant's origin to distillation or extraction. The "Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined" (EOBBD) label defines three fundamental criteria to ensure the source and exact nature of essential oils: the correct botanical name of the species (Latin name), the organ or part of the plant used to produce the essential oil (leaves, flowers, etc.) and the biochemical specificity which varies depending on the time and place of harvest. This makes it possible to accurately identify the chemotype (the biochemical profile of the plant, a sort of "ID card" of its key active ingredients). This is subsequently confirmed by a series of analyses, including gas phase chromatography (GPC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometry, etc. Each and every analysis is conducted by independent laboratories, to ensure that the essential oil complies with applicable standards. The organoleptic and physical/chemical characteristics are also standardized, and are therefore verified, and pesticide identification tests are conducted.
In order to get the very best out of these rare and precious active ingredients, nothing is left to chance.
All Puressentiel essential oils are guaranteed:
• 100% pure, not mixed with low extraction essential oils or synthetic compounds,
• 100% natural, without the addition of mineral spirits or oil, produced without solvents (by simple steam distillation or mechanical expression)
• 100% whole, containing all the aromatic principles
• Uncoloured, non-rectified, no peroxide, un-bleached, non-reconstituted.
Together with its partners, Puressentiel is committed to respecting and protecting nature, its raw materials and the people who cultivate it.
Puressentiel adheres to the ESR standard (Equitable, Solidaire, Responsable/Fairness, Solidarity, Responsibility), an independent system developed by Ecocert that guarantees fair trade, particularly in Madagascar.
Puressentiel strives to protect the whole environment and promote the ecosystem by ensuring that it protects crops from pressures that endanger them (no deforestation, no grubbing) and even by planning for plantations several years before possible operation.
Puressentiel's environmentally responsible commitment is also reflected through the consolidation of goods for shipping (to save on carbon tax) and even through the re-use of drums and containers...
Puressentiel takes the best from nature in an environmentally sustainable way, so that it can reproduce it in its purest and most basic form for its customers.
You are responsible for the Supply Department. What does this department represent?
There are a few figures that can be used to provide an understanding of it. In 2014, Puressentiel used 283 tonnes of essential oils and 117 different essential oils to manufacture the 140 products in its range.
Which regions supply the raw materials for the essential oils?
Madagascar for niaouli, cinnamon, ravintsara, clove, and Morocco for neroli, rosemary, pistacia lentiscus, Sicily for citrus fruits, Spain for cistus, Australia, Vietnam, Nepal, etc.
Europe supplies 38% of our raw materials, with France accounting for 16% of that, with for example, Provence for lavender, lavandin, clary sage and Corsica for helichrysum.
How do you ensure that quality is maintained throughout the entire chain?
Our raw materials and finished products quality charter imposes many constraints on those working in the industry.
We introduced a traceability process for our suppliers, from cultivation to production, and compliance with their obligations is guaranteed through audits and controls.
However, this is a partnership approach and we are also on hand to help them develop cultivation in the right conditions and support them in moving from conventional to organic farming practices by going through the stages of the certification process.