Kemitron: The Connection between Quality and Sustainability

Kemitron: The Connection between Quality and Sustainability

Throughout the more than 40 years of its existence, Kemitron has always remained true to its corporate philosophy of only processing the best quality. During this time the competition has become tougher and more dogged, the price war has often taken on difficult proportions. In other companies, production was moved abroad and cheap goods were added to the range. Kemitron has always rejected this.

According to the motto “buy right once and save twice” we believe that good quality pays off and in long term it saves both your wallet and our environment.

How does this work?

Our technical products (Technico) are assembled in our company from high-quality individual parts. They are not purchased pre-assembled. Our employees know every single part of the products. This also applies to those that we have meanwhile modernised or have already taken out of our range. As we pay attention to the high quality of all individual parts, our products are therefore extremely durable, which saves the customer from throwing them away and buying new ones after a few years. On the other hand, should a functional impairment occur, our products can always be repaired, even after many years of use in continuous operation. The prerequisite is, of course, that the customer follows our recommendations for use and operation.

In this way, our customers only pay once for many years of pleasure. And mountains of rubbish with environmentally harmful individual parts are avoided.

The same applies to our fragrances (Aromee) and care cleaners/disinfectants (Pure). Manufactured in our company from high-quality raw materials, they are extremely economical. This saves both delivery routes to us and from there to our customers, because orders are placed less frequently. Thus, not only the customer benefits, but also our environment, because fewer deliveries plus less packaging materials on the entire level can only do good for our nature. Furthermore, Kemitron products (as far as known) are not allergenic Furthermore, Kemitron products are (as far as known) due to the high standard not allergenic. The customer therefore has to order less often and buys products for which he can rely on a consistently high quality.

So while everyone is talking about sustainability, Kemitron has been living it since its foundation.


Herbs can help!

Natural essential oils are used in many different ways for room scenting or also in bath salts, perfume, facial oils and creams. However, not only do they help to spread an enchanting scent, in difficult times natural essential oils can also be used for a larger purpose:

Since scents act on the body through the oldest part of the human brain, the limbic system, they subconsciously trigger an immediate reaction in us. Because emotions are handled and controlled in this part of our brain. They are not pre-processed and filtered by the thalamus like optical or acoustic stimuli. Thus they can trigger feelings in us quite unconsciously and influence our state of mind. And because our sense of smell is closely linked to our mood and feelings, essential oils are used specifically to increase our physical and emotional well-being. Now different scents are attributed with certain effects, invigorating, promoting concentration, decelerating ... Today we want to concentrate quite consciously on the scents that are supposed to have a calming, stress-relieving or relaxing effect on us. In addition, create a relaxing and calm environment and practice relaxing breathing exercises.

Depending on health, physical condition and stress situation it can be said in principle: Flowery, soft and subtle woody notes are harmonising, whereas bitter, herbaceous or strong woody notes are calming.

Bergamot

The bergamot is known to give Earl Grey tea its unmistakable taste as a citrus fruit.  Its fragrance is said to calm, relax and soothe restlessness, while at the same time helping to regain energy. Attention! Bergamot oil can increase your sensitivity to sunlight!

Geranium

The geranium is one of our most popular balcony plants and is said to have a relaxing effect, especially in cases of stress and exhaustion.

Jasmine

Jasmine fragrance is said to be able to support you in your worries. The scent is believed to calm the nervous system, lift the mood and give new energy. For a positive start into the day, you can try to be inspired by the scent of essential jasmine oil already in the morning.

Chamomile

Chamomile is known as a soothing fragrance. It is said to have positive properties to promote inner peace and restful sleep, and to alleviate irritability, brooding and worry.

Lavender

The unmistakable scent of lavender can help you relax and relieve the nervous system. It helps with difficulties in falling asleep and for a peaceful night's rest. Restlessness, irritability and insomnia are said to be relieved by lavender scent.

Melissa

Melissa is considered a proven household remedy against stress, nervous tension, melancholy, depression and sleep disorders.  The scent of melissa is said to have a harmonizing effect on body and mind.

Orange

The orange scent is supposed to lift the mood and help to cope with stress.  So it is just the right thing for those who suffer from listlessness, nervousness and exhaustion.

Rose

Traditionally the rose is associated with love and the heart. It is said to calm sadness or inner turmoil. It is also said to help relieve tension and worry.

Rosemary

The scent of rosemary is said to awaken the spirit of life and support migraine, stress and exhaustion. Furthermore, it is believed to have warming and circulation-promoting properties.

Vanilla

The fine aroma of vanilla is supposed to lift the mood, exude a warm atmosphere and also serve for relaxation.

Incense

Incense can look back on an already very long history.  It is extracted from the resin of the incense tree and can be used to relieve tension and relax the mind. Traditionally incense is used to deepen meditation.

Ylang-Ylang

Ylang-Ylang oil comes from the flowers of a tropical tree.  The fragrance is said to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, lift the spirits and relieve headaches. Attention! It can possibly lower blood pressure, so it should not be used by people with low blood pressure!

Lemongrass

The aromatic scent of lemongrass is not only said to have a stimulating and very refreshing effect, it is also said to relieve anxiety, lighten the mood and help with listlessness.

Please always keep in mind: Fragrances can have a supporting and relieving effect in many ways. However, please always follow the dosage instructions and the recommendations on the label or package insert. For medical purposes, seek advice from trained specialists! Aromatherapists and doctors will be able to help you at any time.


The difference between aromatherapy and aromachology

The science of fragrances in regard of personal well-being can basically be divided into two areas: aromatherapy and aromachology.
aromatherapy is exclusively therapeutic and may only be performed by licensed professionals. It uses only natural raw materials and researches which scents cause a certain physiological reaction.
A more scientific approach is taken by aromachology, which examines which psychological reactions are caused by which fragrance and for what reasons.

The beginnings of aromatherapy as practised today date back to the 1920s. However, the use of essential oils and aromas has been known at least since 3000 B.C., where they were already used for cultural but also for medical purposes. As mentioned above, aromatherapy uses only natural ingredients and fragrances to treat conditions related to mood and emotions. As this is a very sensitive subject, it may only be performed by professionals. Although it involves inhaling or burning fragrances, the main focus is not on the smell of the essential oils, but on the healing properties they contain.

In contrast, aromachology, which emerged in the 80s of the last century, is based exclusively on scientific studies. It focuses on the psychological effect of scents on moods and emotions. It is not limited to natural fragrances, but is also positively disposed towards the use of synthetic fragrances. Originally, it was mainly implemented in the retail trade to improve the customer experience or to stimulate purchase. However, thanks to new research, aromachology is now being taken more seriously than it was at the turn of the millennium and used for more beneficial purposes, including pain relief and treatment.

Today, the wisdom of aromatherapy and the science of aromachology are increasingly combined to create a new generation of "functional fragrances" (see also our blog text: The difference between functional fragrance and aromatherapy). In fact, aromatherapy has been used to prove some claims that have been around for centuries, such as the relaxing properties of lavender. As a result, the fragrance is being reformulated as an important active ingredient. However, this also demonstrates the need for these sensitive issues, which are particularly important for the right combination and correct dosage, to remain in the hands of specially trained professionals.


Kemitron Aromee fragrances and what they contain

Kemitron knows: Especially in spas and saunas, where different temperatures and often generous room areas are used, stable and constant intensity scents are important.

In order to produce these, the quality of the raw materials is crucial. Because only high-quality ingredients can achieve a lasting fragrance experience and only a high concentration of essential oils can unfold their healthy and manifold effects on the body and soul.

This is why Kemitron only uses first-class raw materials such as pure essential oils. This well thought-out composition is a major reason why Kemitron fragrances remain stable in their intensity, even if the container is used for a longer period of time.

In addition, we hold the entire value chain in our own hands in order to achieve the best possible structure of effects. This means that from the selection of the fragrances, through the creation of the recipe compositions to the manufacture, everything takes place directly in our company.

In addition, Kemitron exclusively uses fragrances that are subject to the IFRA* standard code and are based on the scientific analyses of the RFIM**.

Our corporate philosophy obliges us to treat resources and the environment with care - and to do so holistically, both when purchasing raw materials and when using our products.

Since we refrain from using preservatives and low-grade additives, we have not yet discovered any reactions to Kemitron Aromee products that are harmful to health or otherwise. In order to guarantee this, a verifiable use of original Kemitron products as well as adherence to our dosage recommendations is a prerequisite.

*The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) is the global representative of the fragrance industry and issues updated standards for fragrances.
**The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RFIM) is the international scientific authority for the safe use of fragrances.

The difference between fragrance, scent and aroma

Difference between fragrance and scent

The words fragrance and scent are usually used synonymously, the difference is fine: while fragrance denotes a pleasant fragrance, scent is used for an unmistakable fragrance.

Even finer is the

Difference between fragrance and aroma

Both refer to pleasant smells: while aroma refers more to plants, spices and food, fragrance is more associated with perfume and flowers.


The difference between aroma oil and fragrance oil

Fragrance oils are scents that are artificially produced. They may contain essential oils, but do not have to.

In contrast, in aroma oils a part (usually around 2%) of essential oils is mandatory. Additionally, they can also contain a large part of synthetic fragrance oils.


The difference between essential oil and aroma oil

For about a decade or more, essential oils and aromatherapy have been enjoying increasing popularity. Admittedly they have been used long before our time. Not only medical properties have always been attributed to them, but also spiritual meanings.

 

What is essential oil?

Essential oil is a compound derived from a plant. The oils are concentrated so that they contain the essence, characteristics and fragrance of the plant.

However, not all extracts are essential oils. Plant essences obtained chemically are not considered essential oils.

The process of producing essential oils is relatively simple. They are usually made from a plant, distilled water and a pot in which the plant is boiled, with the essential oil, which is what floats on the water and has been boiled out of the plant.

In order to obtain a stronger oil, this process can be carried out several times.

 

What is an aroma oil?

An aroma oil is a diluted or mixed essential oil. Aroma oil always contains a part, usually 2% or more essential oil.

 

Use

Essential oils and aroma oils can be used in a similar way. However, one must be aware of the effectiveness and intensity of the oils.

Aroma oils are milder and can be used more generously than the more intense essential oil. But essential oils are usually a combination of far more individual fragrances and usually smell with a lasting effect.


The difference between essential oil and fragance oil

Essential oils are volatile plant extracts obtained from distilled or cold-pressed flowers, bark, stems, leaves, shells, roots, seeds or other parts of a plant. These oils are pure extracts obtained by the steam distillation process and are not blended with a carrier oil. Depending on the type of plant, extraction can sometimes prove to be very complex. These 100% pure oils are "clean", i.e. they have not been processed with solvents or other additives, diluted or manipulated in any way. Essential oils are difficult to reproduce synthetically as they can consist of 50-500 different naturally occurring chemicals found in a plant. Essential oils are used, for example, in cosmetics, wellness, room scenting and aromatherapy. They are mostly used externally very rarely internally. They are often said to have health or mood-influencing properties such as invigorating, activating or calming.

 

Fragrance oils are usually produced in a laboratory. One of the main advantages is that they are non-volatile and generally last longer than essential oils. Fragrance oils can be synthetic or partly natural. Synthetic fragrance oils are artificially made from chemical compounds that do not exist in nature.

Even if the label states that the product is natural, at least parts of the product are synthetically scented and definitely not purely natural, provided that the list of ingredients contains the words perfume, perfum, FO, fragrance, fragrance oil or fragrant oil.

 

Fragrance oils are developed exclusively for the purpose of imitating a fragrance.

Nature is complex and essential oils are not only made up of odorous substances, which makes them difficult to replicate. If we isolate only the natural aromatic components from a plant, we miss the potential benefits that the plant can offer. Fragrance oils, however, enhance the fragrance of many cosmetic and perfume products, as well as candles (they hold the fragrance better at high temperatures).

 

Price difference:

Essential oils are usually expensive and prices vary widely depending on the type of oil, season and availability of the product. Therefore, essential oils are usually more expensive than their fragrance oil counterparts. This is because it is costly to grow, harvest and distil the plant for essential oils.

That is why it needs a huge amount of plant material to produce even a small amount of essential oil. On the other hand, they are usually much more complex and consist of significantly more individual fragrances.

 

It is no surprise that fragrance oil is comparatively much cheaper, as it can be produced artificially and no extraction is required (often a very expensive process).

In addition, fragrance oils often consist of much fewer individual fragrances than their counterparts in essential oils.


The difference between essence and essential oil

Essences and essential oils are two different types of extracts, each with specific benefits:

 

Characteristics of essence

  • Usually taken internally
  • No or little scent
  • Water-based

 

Characteristics of essential oil

  • Highly concentrated oils
  • Eextracted from different parts of a plant
  • Obtained only from plants that have the fragrance and other characteristic properties of a plant
  • The pure essential oils come from carefully cultivated plants

 

What is essence?

The essence is obtained from a drug, plant or the like through the process of distillation, maceration, absorption or pressing. Essences contain their characteristic properties in concentrated form. Concentrated essences are very strong extracts that can be twice to four times as strong as normal extracts. Imitation essences are the chemically produced substances that aim to reproduce the taste and scent of the original ingredient.

 

Essential oil

A natural oil, typically obtained by distillation, with the characteristic smell of the plant or other source from which it is obtained.

 

Comparison table

essence essential oil
Definition
A flavouring used in recipes to give them the flavour and aroma of the original ingredient. A concentrated oily liquid containing the volatile aromas of plants.
Fragrance
less fragrant strongly fragrant
Base
water oil
Aftersaid healing function
energetic biochemical
Reception
internal external

The difference between functional fragrance and aromatherapy

Basically aromatherapy is always a kind of functional fragrance. However, while aromatherapy as a whole always falls under the more comprehensive term functional fragrance, not every functional fragrance is aromatherapy.

The classic definition of aromatherapy is: The use of essential oils for a therapeutic purpose.

A functional fragrance, on the other hand, is simply a fragrance that has a "planned" effect. For example, it is a characteristic fragrance used by a hotel chain to evoke positive emotions in its guests so that they keep coming back.

So, while these fragrances are intended to evoke an emotional response, they are not all intended to relieve the symptoms of medical conditions, nor are they necessarily essential oils.

 

So while aromatherapy may be considered as a kind of functional fragrance, the similarities end there. Aromatherapy can be seen as a herbal medicine. Clinical aromatherapy also includes stringent quality controls and efficacy tests so that it can be used by healthcare professionals. Functional fragrances on the other hand can be synthesised from almost any compound and do not need to be tested for quality, safety or efficacy.

So you can say: functional fragrances are created with a goal in mind. And in this goal, the health and well-being of the visitor or customer is not always the first priority (unless they are made specifically for aromatherapy). But this definitely does not mean that functional fragrances are bad or should be avoided. The basic idea behind the production is only a completely different one than the one behind aromatherapy.