Company “Floria” is on the market since the May of the year 2003.
The main directions of our work are: supply of the Russian market with 100% natural essential and fatty oils for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, export of Russian producers’ goods to the international market.
Our partners are major international and Russian companies.
The main principle of our wok is the question of the quality.
All the raw materials, beginning with the samples, are necessarily analyzed at the test analytic centre of scientific research institute of Vorozhtzov of Siberian Department of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Oils are put to the chromatographic and complete physicochemical analysis.
During our work we’ve gained considerable theoretical and practical experience in different fields of our activity.
Every year the range of presented production becomes wider. This, in turn, enables us to provide our clients with the necessary raw material, the high quality of which is guaranteed not only by the suppliers but by the optimal conditions of storage at the warehouse as well.
Our advantages are the following:
- Three-year experience of work with different kinds of essential and fatty oils;
- Wide range of 100% natural essential, vegetable, cosmetic and food oils from the warehouse and to the order;
- Cooperation only with reliable suppliers and producers, who guarantee the quality of their production;
- The presence of normative-technical documentation;
- Minimal terms of carrying-out of the order from the warehouse in Novosibirsk and Moscow;
- Rendering of all-round informative support.
So what are “essential oils”?
Essential oils are fragrant volatile matters, which are contained in different parts of plants, mainly in flowers, leaves, fruit, roots. The content of the essential oils depends on a number of reasons (place of growth, weather conditions, the time of collection of raw material and others) and varies from 0,1% to 4%.
The chemical content of essential oils is not homogeneous, but, summarizing, one can speak about the presence of:
- vitamins (К, А, Е, F, С, РР, Р, В, D and others),
- macro- and microelements (phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, etc.),
- acids (ascorbic, gallic, stearic, palmitic acids and etc.),
- alkaloids and so on.
Nowadays there are a lot of methods of manufacture of essential oils. Which one to choose, depends on the properties of the vegetable raw material.
The main ways are: cold pressing (for citrus fruit, including lemon and bergamot) and steam distillation (anise, clove, mint and other oils). Besides extraction by organic solvent can be used (hexane, alcohol, methanol).
Vegetable fatty oils are products extracted from oil raw materials and consisting mainly (for 95-97%) of organic compounds, compound acids full of glycerin ether and fatty acids. Waxes and phosphatides as well as free fatty acids, lipochromes, tocopherols, vitamins and other substances imparting color, taste and smell are the parts of fatty oils. Apricot, grape, castor, cedar, hempseed, linen, macadamia nut, almond, olive, palm, peach, sunflower-seed, pumpkin and many other oils belong to fatty vegetable oils.
Fatty oil properties are defined mainly by the composition and content of fatty oils. Usually they are saturated and unsaturated (with one, two and three double bounds) monoatomic fatty acids with carbon series circuit and even number of carbon atoms (mainly C16 and C18).
Depending on the content of unsaturated fatty acids the consistence of oils and the temperature of congelation change: the temperature of congelation of liquid oils containing more unsaturated acids is below zero, of solid oils it reaches 40 °С. Only oils of some tropical plants (palm for example) belong to solid oils. When contacting with air many liquid fatty oils undergo polymerization by oxidation (“dry up”), forming scum. According to the ability for “drying” oils are divided into a number of groups based upon primary content of these or that unsaturated acids, for example oils drying like linen oil (linen-like drying) contain mainly linoleic acid. Castor oil containing mainly ricinol acid doesn’t form any scum at all.
Oils are capable of dissolving gases, sorb volatile matters and essential oils. An important oil property (except for castor oil) is their ability to mix in different proportions with most of organic solvents (hexane, benzene, benzol, dichlorethane and others), which is connected with low polarity of oils. Oils practically don’t dissolve in water.
The major biological value of vegetable oils is high content of polyunsaturated fatty oils, phosphatides, tocopherols and other substances in them. The overall quantity of phosphatides is in soy, cotton, sunflower-seed and corn oils. The total content of tocopherols is not the vitamin value characteristic of oil.
The main ways of fatty oil manufacture are extraction and extracting. General preparatory stages for both ways are cleaning, drying, decortication of seeds’ rind and its separation from the kernel.
Vegetable oils manufactured by any method undergo purification. According to the degree of purification food fatty oils are divided into raw, non-refined and refined. Partly purified oils, those which undergo setting, filtration, hydration and neutralization belong to non-refined oils.
The fields of application of oils are numerous.
Field of application
Aromatic plants and oils have been used for thousands of years in medicine, cosmetology and perfumery. At first, in early cults therapeutic and religious aims in application were indivisible (this tradition is still alive both in Tibetan monasteries and Christian temples). Later not only the ability to influence favorably on the human organism, but the healing action of the essential oils when using them on skin was found out.
In the ancient world aromatic resins and soaps (for example, from cedar, camphor) were used at embalming as perfumery (the Romans had three types of perfume: liquid oils, solid perfume and powder), as a preparation for massage, as an addition to acupuncture. Besides as the secrets of preparation of aromatic oils were kept in secret or handed down from generation to generation, or to the elite, aromatic materials were rare and very expensive. And as a result were the object of trade and a symbol of wealth. In the period of Renaissance the healing properties of the aromatic oils took the leading position. It was the time of numerous epidemics, when people had strong need for medicaments.
During the next centuries the healing properties and abilities of application of the essential oils were actively studied.
Nowadays the field of application of the essential oils is rather big:
Healing preparations (of external and internal application);
Food production: aromatizers of food and alcoholic production, active additions;
Perfumery and cosmetology: independent components, aromatizers;
Aromatherapy: baths, massage, aromalamps, inhalations, aromacuisin, aromacosmetics.
Fatty oils are the most important food product (sunflower-seed, cotton, olive, peanut, soybean oils and others) and are used for production of canned goods, confectionery, margarine. In techniques soaps, drying oils, fatty acids, glycerin, varnish and other materials are produced.
In medical practice emulsions are produced from liquid vegetable oils (castor, almond oils). Such essential oils as olive, almond, sunflower-seed, linseed-oils are the basic components for ointments and liniments. Cacao oil is used for preparation of suppositories. Fatty oils are the basis for many cosmetic preparations, used in aromatherapy as “transport” or “lifting” oil.
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Tea tree oil
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Grape Seed oil
Peach kernel oil
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