When it comes to producing Lemon Verbena (Arabic Melissa) Essential Oil, not every bottle tells a story of purity..
The path to finding genuinely pure oils is obscured by industry practices that prioritize profit over purity. Here’s what to watch out for:
Synthetically Filled: Many essential oils on the market are filled with synthetic chemicals like phthalates (used to prolong scent) and benzene derivatives (cheap fragrance enhancers). These additives can cause allergic reactions, hormonal imbalances, and long-term health risks.
Heat Damage to the Plant: High-temperature extraction methods compromise the oil's composition, breaking down its beneficial compounds. This heat can transform therapeutic terpenes into less effective or potentially harmful by-products.
Residual Chemicals Which Harm the Planet: The use of solvents like hexane in the extraction process can leave behind residues that not only pose health risks but also contribute to pollution and harm to wildlife and ecosystems.
Whats different with us, as Green Fields Oils Factory?
Here at Green Fields Oils Factory, we are completely different from anywhere else. From our extration methods, to even our genuine ethical practices!
1000 Year Old Traditional Method: Our oils are extracted using traditional steam distillation, a method perfected over centuries that ensures the purest, most potent oil without chemical residues.
Sustainability Through Zero-Waste Distillation: We've adopted a zero-waste cycle that really shows our dedication to sustainability. The water used in our cooling systems during distillation doesn't go to waste; instead, it's repurposed for cleaning. Furthermore, the plant material left after oil extraction is transformed into compost, returning valuable nutrients back to the earth and supporting the growth of future crops. This holistic approach not only minimizes our environmental impact but also reinforces the natural cycle of growth and renewal.
Pure Oils, and Nothing Else: With Green Fields Oils, what you get is 100% pure essential oil. No synthetics, no additives, just the real soul of the plant. Our commitment to purity means you can enjoy the full therapeutic and even culinary benefits of essential oils, exactly as nature intended
When you make the thoughtful choice about where your essential oils come from, you're making a decision that brings peace of mind and empowerment. By choosing a trusted, sustainable source like ours, you can rest assured that what you're getting is precisely what you've asked for: pure, actual authentic essential oils. This choice enables you to bring the true healing powers of herbs into your life and the lives of your family members, and of course friends!(They're your second family) enhancing your lifestyle with the genuine benefits of nature, sustainably sourced and delivered with care.
Lemon Verbena, both Minty + Zesty
Lemon Verbena, or Arabic Melissa, is like a breath of fresh air in the herb world, known for its vibrant lemony scent that can brighten up any garden or dish.
A Glimpse into Lemon Verbena's Past
Originating from South America, Lemon Verbena was brought to Europe in the 17th century, where it quickly became prized for its aromatic leaves and medicinal properties. In Arabic cultures, known as Melissa, it symbolizes love and was often used in teas and remedies for its soothing effects.
Why Lemon Verbena Shines
- Scent-sational: Lemon Verbena's strong citrus aroma makes it a favorite for perfumes, soaps, and aromatherapy, inviting a slice of summer into your home year-round.
- Culinary Delight: Its leaves add a lemony zest to dishes, teas, and desserts, making it a versatile herb in the kitchen.
- Wellness in a Leaf: Traditionally, Lemon Verbena has been used to ease digestion, reduce fever, and calm nerves, showcasing its place in the natural remedy toolkit.
Lemon Verbena in Modern Use
Today, Lemon Verbena's popularity continues to grow, not just for its delightful fragrance but also for its health benefits. It's found in everything including herbal teas!
The Tradition Continues, Cultivating Lemon Verbena
Embracing the cultivation of Lemon Verbena is like keeping a piece of history alive. This herb thrives in sunny spots, asking for little but giving a lot in return. It's a testament to the enduring appeal of natural, simple ingredients that have served generations before us and will continue to do so.
Lemon Verbena, with its refreshing scent and versatile applications, remains a cherished herb in gardens, kitchens, and medicine cabinets worldwide. Its journey from the hills of South America to becoming a beloved addition in various cultures highlights the universal language of nature's gifts. As we enjoy the lemony freshness of Lemon Verbena, we're reminded of the simple pleasures that connect us to the earth and to each other.