What are essential oils and how do they differ from fragrances oils?
Differently than fragrance oils, essential oils are 100% natural and made by highly labor-intensive process that extracts the essence from aromatic parts of the plants such as flowers, sap, fruits and seeds or skin or the plant as well as bark, roots, leaves, resins and wood of certain trees. Being 100% natural, essential oils are safe for everyday use and have many unique and varied benefits. This is why Nina Bella Collection products have only essential oils.
What is SLS?
SLS means Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, artificial foaming agent used in 99% of all bath and beauty products on the market. The reason it is used so much is that SLS makes great bubbles and it is cheap to use. Yet SLS is a very strong and abrasive chemical, that causes skin irritation and dryness. Recent studies even indicate that SLS is absorbed into bloodstream, and can build up in liver, kidneys and brain, forming nitrosamines (carcinogens). This is the reason why Nina Bella Collection does not use SLS or similar foaming agents. Our products are 100 % SLS free.
What are Mediterranean Sea Salt benefits?
It is generally believed that minerals from Mediterranean sea salts can be absorbed through skin and aid with any number of skin and body aliments.
What are fragrance oils?
Fragrance oils are oils artificially synthesized to mimic the scent of the essential oils. Over 99% of bath and beauty products on today’s’ market contain fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are synthetic laboratory made products, synthesized from petrochemicals. They are used as a cheap way to mimic scents of specific plants such as flowers, fruit and vegetables. 95% of chemicals used in production of fragrance oils, as reported by National Academy of Sciences, are derived from petroleum and contain benzene derivatives, aldehydes and other known toxins capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions. This is the reason why Nina Bella Collection products are 100% fragrance oils free. We use organic essential oils only.