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Natural Fragrance and Plant Based Alcohols


It is a common perception that alcohols have a drying effect on the skin. Although this is true for some types of alcohols (short chain alcohols) it is not true for all types. Some types of alcohols actually have a conditioning effect instead. Common examples: Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol are examples of Fatty alcohols and are used in skin and hair care products for their moisturising and conditioning effects.

Short Chain Alcohols:

Common examples: Ethanol, propanol, isopropyl alcohol

The length of the “fatty” or “oily” chain on an alcohol changes the way that it feels on the skin. Short chain alcohols have a very small oily chain.  Because of this, they evaporate very quickly from the skin when applied, and they are not moisturizing to the skin. This is why the skin feels dry after application.

Fatty Alcohols:

Common examples: Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol

Fatty alcohols are of natural origin (coconut oil/vegetable) and have much longer oily chains, meaning they do not evaporate off the skin like short chain alcohols. This makes them moisturizing to the skin. They are also used to emulsify/stabilize other oils in skincare products (eg. sweet almond oil, coconut oil, etc.) to create rich, easy to spread creams that keep the skin moisturized

UNI ORGANICS UNIQUE BESPOKE FRAGRANCE is formulated with the finest quality absolutes sourced from one of the world’s most reputable fragrance houses in France. Our plant based fragrance is 100 percent pure and natural and does not contain artificial synthetic ingredients of any kind. We use only the smallest percentages of this fragrant blend. Each UNI ORGANIC PRODUCT in our Face range has the exact same fragrant blend, however each product may smell different because of the way these natural ingredients work organically together.

 UNI ORGANICS bespoke blend is Infused with the soft scents of Almond, Pear, Cherry Blossom and Violet gently extracted from delicate flowers, green stems, beautiful woods and fresh leaves.

Used in perfumery and aromatherapyabsolutes are similar to essential oils. They are concentrated, highly aromatic, oily mixtures extracted from plants. Whereas essential oils can typically be produced through steam distillation, absolutes require the use of Organic solvent techniques. To meet the stringent certified organic standards of COSMOS certified organic solvents such as Organic Ethanol made from Sugarcane are used in this process.

Absolutes are usually more concentrated than essential oils. Also, the efficiency and low temperature of the extraction process helps prevent damage to the fragrant compounds. With a good understanding of the solvent they are using, extractors can produce absolutes with aromas closer to the original plant product than is possible with essential oils produced through distillation.