Nitrogen Blanketing

From Nature With Love (FNWL) is a trademarked wholesale brand of Natural Sourcing, LLC.

Through FNWL, we proudly offer an inspiring range of premium quality natural ingredients including essential oils, CO2 extracts and vegetable oils.

We use a process called Nitrogen Blanketing to protect the quality, minimize oxygen exposure and prolong the shelf life of these natural oils.

When exposed to oxygen for prolonged periods, essential oils, CO2s and vegetable oils can oxidize. Oxidation negatively impacts the therapeutic value and aromatic quality of essential oils and other volatile natural oils. Oxidation also contributes to the degradation and rancidity of vegetable oils.

The empty space inside a bottle of oil is known as the headspace. Even when an oil container is properly capped/closed and kept in a refrigerated or cool area, the headspace of the container is still filled with oxygen that can lead to oxidation.

In order to protect our natural oils from oxidation during storage, we blanket them with nitrogen. Nitrogen is heavier than oxygen and when introduced into a container, it will displace the oxygen over the surface of the oil, creating a gas blanket. This inert nitrogen blanket protects the oil from exposure to oxygen and moisture and helps to prolong the shelf life of the oil. During bottling, the oil is pumped up or dispensed from the bottom of the container, allowing the blanket to remain undisturbed. Drums and containers are re-blanketed as needed.

By keeping our stock of natural oils nitrogen blanketed, we are able to extend their shelf life and ensure that our customers receive optimal freshness.


Oil Storage Tips:

Refer to the Ingredient Storage and Handling section of our Information Library for suggestions on how to properly store and prolong the shelf life of essential oils, vegetable oils and the other ingredients that we supply.

Customer Testimonial

"I just wanted to write to say thank you. I have been purchasing products from your Web site for quite a while, namely rice bran, seaweed powders, camellia oil, dead sea salts and most recently, shea butter. I have very sensitive skin, and there aren't many products on the market that I don't develop a nasty rash from. I'm a research chemist, and many ingredients in mass market products are petrochemically derived. Although the by products may be trace, it is still enough to agitate my skin. It is also important for me to select products that do not have a vile effect on the environment. I ran an online search for rice bran to use as a gentle face wash and stumbled across FNWL. I was absolutely delighted with the delicate cleansing and calming effect it had on my face. Most recently, the shea butter I purchased has completely healed the eczema on my knees. I wanted to say thank you. Your product quality and prices are absolutely superb. "
- Jamie Welton | Newport Beach, CA

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