Only organically grown products are used to gain an essential oil. The production itself occurs by means of distillation (steam) and without any artificial or chemical additives.
Essential oils have been used in medicine and healing processes for thousands of years. Despite access nowadays to modern pharmaceuticals, the oils remain indispensable. The production of essential oils in France is subject to strict supervision. Only registered laboratories and pharmacists have the right to blend two or more essential oils.
Dr Bentsen decided to use olive oil as the basis so as to avoid frequent allergies towards kernel oils such as peanuts, almonds and sesame. In addition, Olive oil provide an immune system boost because of its anti-inflammatory properties and is a good source of antioxidant properties.
Olive oil is one of the richest plant sources of Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs are especially beneficial for the heart and may help protect against certain chronic diseases such as cardiovascular illnesses and diabetes. Chronic inflammation is thought to be a leading driver of diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and even obesity.
Olive oil is also loaded with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants and anti-aging go hand-in-hand hence they are a key source from dietary supplements to cosmetics for their ability to neutralize damaging free radicals and slow the aging process.
Lavender is a wild plant that grows in Mediterranean regions and in France, and is grown and produced elsewhere throughout the world. There are several species of lavender, depending on whether it grows in low-lying areas or in Alpine regions. The most famous region for lavender production is Provence in southern France.
Lavender is one of the most widely used herbs and is renowned for its soothing effect which makes it a popular means to help people to sleep. It is also used as a cure for colds, sinusitis and throat infections. Lavender is anti-inflammatory and has an anti-septic effect in the respiratory tracts.
The essential oil of the lemon is gained directly from the fruit peel. This has a strengthening, haemostatic, disinfecting, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effect, brings down temperature, is antiinflammatory, purifies, cools and can strengthen the arterial walls in the nose and also alleviates wheeziness.
It is also used internally to help to cure feverishness, bronchitis, inflammation of the bladder, sinusitis, influenza and to build up a weak immune system. If lemon juice is diluted with water and used for gargling, it is a good cure for sore throats, colds, influenza and circulatory problems as well as arterial sclerosis.
Eucalyptus oil has a strong anti-septic effect and is used to cure colds with blocked respiratory tracts and high temperature. According to the elementary doctrine eucalyptus has a warming and drying effect.
The eucalyptus essential oil is a strong anti-biotic and is used to prevent or cure infections in the respiratory tracts, such as colds, influenza, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia and headaches (migraine) resulting from blocked nasal passages and sinuses. It can also be used as an expectorant and is thus suitable for inhaling.
Eucalyptus has a stimulating and invigorating effect and helps to promote powers of concentration. The leaves and branches of the eucalyptus tree, which can grow up to between 30 and 40 cm high, are used to produce the essential oil.
Peppermint is a plant that grows up to 80 cm high. It is a hybrid and was not originally a wild plant. The herb is used in cooking and as a medicine in temperate regions and grown worldwide. The oil itself is gained by distillation from the plant itself which is mainly composed of menthol.
Peppermint is used frequently for bronchial teas and as an expectorant. The essential oil has a gently refreshing odour which has a strengthening and enlivening effect.
The oil has an anti-septic effect and can alleviate spasms in the respiratory tracts, and is therefore suitable for inhalation. It can also be used to cure colds, influenza, alleviate asthma, bronchitis, is an expectorant and can cure sinusitis and coughs.