Our Oregano Select CO2 Extract is produced from the leaves of Origanum vulgare, an aromatic herb that is revered for its many uses in culinary and wellness applications. Aromatically, it possesses an warm, well-rounded herbaceous aroma that we find to smell much more like the fresh herb than does its essential oil counterpart.
Oregano Select CO2 Extract is deep reddish-orange in color and is fluid at room temperature. It offers a longer shelf life than does Oregano Essential Oil because the production of the essential oil exposes the oil to a great deal of heat during production. The CO2 extraction process uses virtually no heat and thus allows for a longer shelf life.
Our Oregano Select CO2 Extract is comprised primarily of phenols: 60-80% of carvacrol and 4-5% thymol. In wellness applications, it helps to support healthy respiratory and digestive systems. It is a wonderful oil for use in cleaning applications. It is also helpful in massage formulations. For emotional wellness applications, it can help combat fatigue and improve the mood. We encourage you to research the numerous benefits of this potent extract.
Oregano Select CO2 Extract is a middle note that blends well with many other CO2 extracts and essential oils, especially those in the herbaceous, floral, citrus, spice and wood families.
For topical formulations intended for adults, Essential Oil Safety Edition 2 by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend a dermal maximum of 1% for Oregano Essential Oil. They advise avoiding it with children under age 2 and during pregnancy and breastfeeding. and with damaged skin. We believe the same precautions and dermal limit should be heeded for Oregano Select CO2 Extract.
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.