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terra etica Bio Essential Oil Rosemary Cineol from Tunisia, 10 ml

  • Brand: terra etica
  • Product Code: terraetica03
  • Availability: In Stock

11.95€ Ex Tax: 9.96€
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Discover the terra etica organic essential oil of rosemary and cineole, which is anti-inflammatory, relieves bronchial congestion and ENT pathology (greasy cough, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds)!

It is also effective against certain skin conditions (acne but also herpes) and rheumatic, joint and muscle pain.

The main components of rosemary oil – α-pinene, 1,8-cineole, camphor and borneol – may also be beneficial for hair growth. These natural compounds have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant and pain-relieving properties.


Detailed product description

Natural, 100% pure, fair trade and organic rosemary essential oil of first-class quality gently distilled with low pressure steam from leafy sprigs of medicinal rosemary or rosemary sage in the cineol variant in Tunisia. Only a part of only about 50 members of the young SMSA Chaambi cooperative grows rosemary in a peasant way in several wild fields near the Djebel Chambi mountain range. Thanks to the partnership with the Terra Etica project, the first organic rosemary essential oil was created in 2021, and further use of local medicinal and aromatic plants is being developed. Sensitive management helps protect the environment and achieve harmony of the senses with essential oils obtained in harmony with nature.

Very high-quality organic rosemary cineole essential oil of the Rosmarinus officinalis variety with the chemotype 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, camphor. An essential oil is such a mysterious world, the soul or essence of a plant. The spirit and power of rosemary in aromatherapy is all-round strengthening, warming and helps against physical and mental fatigue. Versatile essential rosemary oil for strengthening the body, increases blood pressure, improves concentration, has a positive effect on the psyche and is effective against melancholy and fatigue. It is used for colds and flu.

Try this organic essential oil with a strong, fresh herbal aroma with a slightly woody note reminiscent of eucalyptus and a camphor back note!

The name of this aromatic plant means "sea dew" and it is also used as a fumigant because, thanks to the high content of essential oils, it creates a very fragrant smoke. Like many other essential oils, rosemary occurs in several chemotypes named after the main component. The common type is camphor, but it is cineole, or eucalyptol, that gives the oil its fresh scent and therapeutic properties. Rosemary cineole is one of the freshest and helps dissolve mucus in the respiratory tract and promotes coughing. It prevents the development of certain fungi and bacteria, cleans and revitalizes the skin and is used to promote hair growth.


The first organic and fair trade essential oils

Hereby we present the representative of probably the first series of essential oils in the world with organic farming certification, which are completely produced according to fair trade principles directly at the place of origin of the plants used. Cultivation and collection of aromatic and medicinal plants is based on ancestral tradition and is linked to knowledge, know-how and respect for the local ecosystem. Those who grow these plants, but tend to have a secondary role in the production process, are poorly valued, and the distillation itself is very rarely carried out by the growers.
However, a cooperative project Terra Etica of the French company Ethiquable creates fair trade projects with these producers with fair prices, long-term commitment and guarantee of origin. Among other things, this allows producers to improve their remuneration and reintroduce plant varieties that have already disappeared. It is this fair approach that has made it possible to build two new artisanal distilleries in Madagascar, offering employment, added value and higher qualifications to the indigenous population.

Chemical-free management - essential oils are created by the process of concentration of active substances. It is therefore very important that the input material is free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides or pollutants deposited on the plant. Otherwise, even these substances harmful to the environment and our health can concentrate in the bottle.

Distillation of essential oils carried out at the heart of small producers' cooperatives is carried out by cold pressing or steam under low pressure, which allows to extract all the aromatic substances of the plant. It is then packed in France in colored bottles that limit the penetration of light and thus prevent oxidation that would reduce the quality of the oil.


Organic essential oil from the SMSA Chaambi fair trade project

SMSA Chaambi is a small young cooperative that aims to support its members in improving orchard management (especially apple orchards) and the use of aromatic and medicinal plants. After about 2 years of preparation, about 15 farmers out of a total of about 50 members from Ouled Mansour in the foothills of Djebel Chambi, Kasserine Governorate, Tunisia, started a rosemary essential oil production project. The cooperative buys rosemary from about 10 wild fields of its members and processes it into essential oil, floral waters or dried plants. In 2021, it sold the first 50 kg of essential oils to its partner, the French fair trade company Ethiquable.

The successful event, which included organic farming certification and the Small Producers Symbol, led to another challenge: to develop the project into a sustainable service for small farmers. This means further improving and streamlining the distillation and planting more rosemary to increase the volume of essential oil production. SMSA Chaambi is also one of the first Tunisian farmers' organizations, with some 27 members exporting their olive oil directly without unfair traders.


What is an essential oil

With a bit of exaggeration, we can say that an essential oil is a liquid form of a plant. Essential or ethereal oils, or essential oils or olea aetherea, are oily mixtures of aromatic substances obtained from flowers, seeds, leaves and other parts of plants. Essential oils are strongly scented, volatile, water-insoluble substances that are formed by plants as part of secondary metabolism, for example to protect against herbivores or attract pollinators. These are therefore naturally occurring natural substances with many beneficial properties.

The name "essential oil" comes from the chemical technical term "Geist", which Thám's dictionary from 1788 translates into Czech as "spirit, power" in the sense of "volatile essence" ("spiritus"). In terms of word-formation, it is formed by the suffix -ice from the root of force and originated as a New Bohemian expression at the beginning of the 19th century.

Essential oils are especially used in aromatherapy, an old and long branch of alternative medicine for beauty and health that uses almost anything that smells good. Aromatherapy is based on the sense of smell, and it successfully uses fragrant essential oils to alleviate human discomfort.


An important chemotype

The plant can create essential oils of different composition, which therefore have different effects, uses and contraindications. The term chemotype tells what type of essential oil it is from a chemical point of view. So which substance or substances define it chemically, and what effects can we expect from the oil. It is determined by laboratory analysis and confirms the presence of a therapeutically significant molecule in the correct amount.
Based on the chemotype, we can easily determine the appropriate use of the essential oil and compare the essential oil with each other. This is also why we list the chemotype for our oils, as it is a sure guarantee of quality and real therapeutic effects. Not every essential oil is real, let alone high-quality.


Instructions for use:

Do not exceed the recommended daily dose of 0.10 ml = about 2 drops.
Do not swallow pure essential oil, or pour it directly into drinks or drinking water. Not suitable during pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children under 6 years of age.
Do not use undiluted on skin and always protect eyes. Do not use with high blood pressure. Avoid sunlight after application to the skin.
Internal use is not possible according to Czech legislation. According to the French one, where the product is certified and packaged, it is possible to apply a drop of essential oil to a piece of sugar, or mix it with a teaspoon of honey or vegetable oil.
It cannot be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Keep out of reach of children, light and heat.

  1. Inhalation – add to an aroma lamp, diffuser or inhalation stick or apply to a handkerchief and inhale.
  2. Bath – mix a few drops in vegetable oil, honey or milk and add to the bath.
  3. Massage – body oil is made by mixing essential oil into high-quality vegetable oil


Volume 10 ml
Teritory Tunisia
Variety Rosmarinus officinalis
Type of agriculture organic peasant agriculture
The extracted part of the plant    twigs
Chemotype 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, camphor
Method of extraction water vapor under low pressure
Supplement Facts
Expiration 20.10.2024

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