Kemitron Technology - Sustainability through Durability, Repairability, Conservation of Resources

Kemitron manufactures technology for spa and wellness facilities that - usually in the background - ensures the smooth running of applications. To guarantee this for many years, we, like our customers, place the highest demands on our technical products and equipment, such as durability, reparability and resource conservation. Because not only are we convinced of the advantages of the best quality, it is also an integral part of our corporate philosophy. We can realize this by relying on our extensive internal and external development experience and by manufacturing the products in our own production facilities with our own machines. This is where the mechanical components as well as the electronic controls for our technical products are produced.

Due to the in-house production, our employees are familiar with our products "down to the last screw". Therefore, we can offer you professional repairs beyond the production, this also applies to devices that were purchased more than 10 years ago.

Managed by the second generation, our family business has been producing innovations for decades, which have changed the world market in the spa and wellness sector. For example, we were the first in the world to manufacture adventure showers or fragrance dosing pumps. Furthermore, our product range includes room scenting systems, brine systems, sauna infusion systems and others, which you can find on our homepage.

Our understanding of longevity is based on the design of a 24-hour operation 365 days a year for many years. To achieve this, our technical equipment must be installed correctly and the ambient conditions in the technical room must be suitable for these products. For this reason, you are welcome to ask us for support in the run-up to your planning. We will help you with comprehensive, personal advice that includes all necessary components and requirements. After all, for problem-free, long-lasting function, both the adequate installation of our technical equipment and products and the right ambient conditions are prerequisites.

We all care about our environment and we too would like to make our contribution with our sustainable products. This includes durability, which not only benefits your wallet, but also conserves resources and thus our environment.


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.

Sauna and ice: a love affair

From the classic-all known Finnish sauna to the Russian banya - there is a wide variety of different sauna types. What they all have in common is that the infusion is the undisputed highlight of the sauna experience. In this process water is poured over hot stones. The resulting water vapor suddenly increases the humidity, the sauna experience is intensified. Since the effect is only temporary, several infusions are usually made. For a special wellness experience, essential oils or other fragrances are often added to the infusion water. The higher the quality of these, the more complex the fragrance experience.

However, the infusion is a great strain on the cardiovascular system. Therefore, sauna beginners should always sit on the lower benches. What applies to sauning in general must be especially taken into account during the infusion: Always listen to the body's warning signals, because if you feel unwell, you should leave the sauna immediately! Using snow or ice balls is another way to perform an infusion. These are formed as balls from either snow or crushed ice. Alternatively, ice cubes can also be used. Please note that snow and ice must consist of clean water, otherwise the sauna experience can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Snowball or ice infusions are many times more intense than an infusion of water, in which a large part passes between the stones without evaporation. With snowballs or ice balls, on the other hand, only little water is released during the melting process. The stones, which are constantly kept at the same high temperature by the heating elements underneath, evaporate the melting water almost completely. The actual infusion begins with the melting process and continues over a longer period of time. It starts gently, but becomes very intense due to the long melting time and the enormously high humidity. Sauna fragrances can also be used for snowball infusions. Simply dribble the scent onto the snow/ice ball or add it to the water in the ice cube mould. There are also forms available on the market which can be used to firmly press the ball. Using a thorn, the fragrance concentrate can be placed in the middle of the snow or ice ball. In this case, the scent develops and intensifies slowly and with increasing humidity.

For a special scent experience, we also recommend for snow and ice balls Kemitron Aromee Sauna intense or Aromee intense fragrances. Because the first-class raw materials contained in these products ensure that the fragrance remains stable and multi-layered even in high temperatures and slowly rising humidity.

The downside of the infusion through snow and ice is that a lot of energy is needed because the stones have to be heated more permanently and intensively due to the slow melting process. Because of the high energy input, the heating elements are more attacked, tend to burn through or burn out and need to be replaced more often compared to pure water infusions.

As always, it is the mixture that does the trick! Alternating between the two, an occasional infusion of snow or ice will do no harm and remain a special sauna experience.


Cleaning the sauna - but properly!

Normally, saunas are lined with untreated wood in the interior. Solvents, varnishes, glazes and wood preservatives as well as other substances would evaporate in the great heat that prevails during the use of the sauna. This could be harmful to health when inhaled, and exactly the opposite is supposed to happen in the sauna.

Nevertheless, maintenance of the wood and removal of impurities is necessary. In order to avoid sweat marks from the outset and also for hygienic reasons, visitors should be encouraged not to sit directly on the wood but to place a towel underneath.

There are three steps in cleaning the interior of the sauna:

  1. First dry dust and coarse impurities should be removed. This can be done with a dry cloth and a vacuum cleaner. This should be done very thoroughly, as any dust that remains can be whirled up and inhaled during the next sauna session. Tiled areas should be wiped with an all-round cleaner with limescale dissolving power (e.g. Pure Wisin).
  2. To preserve the wood's vivid, warm appearance and at the same time clean it from unsightly stains such as sweat marks, there are special mild sauna wood cleaners such as our Pure Sauna Bench Cleaner. It contains coconut fatty acid, which is one of the gentlest active washing substances that cleans and cares for the wood. In doing so, the pores are not closed, so that the wood can continue to breathe (an important factor for a functioning sauna). It is also well absorbed, protects the wood from the inside and repels dirt. The grease causes the grain to come out beautifully again and the color tone is intensified. It also prevents the wood from cracking due to drying out. Moreover coconut fatty acids are mild and harmless to health, but as a side effect they have slightly disinfecting and fungicidal properties, while the protective layer is not greasy.
  1. Wipe the wooden surfaces with a damp cloth (damp, not wet!). If stains have penetrated deeper into the wood fibers, you can try to grind them off with fine sandpaper. Depending on the intensity, work should be done in several steps. This means that the wood is sanded again after each sauna session and the affected area is moistened extra during the next sauna session to maintain the smooth surface. This is repeated until the stain has disappeared.

Disinfection in the sauna is not necessary because the heat has a germicidal effect. However, special care should be taken to ensure that the sauna is sufficiently and extensively ventilated after use. This is especially important in saunas that are not in daily use. When airing, it is important that all areas can dry out well. On the other hand, areas that are exposed to intensive contact, such as the door handles, should be disinfected regularly (e.g. with Pure Desino).

 


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 mostly external