Essential oils are a beautiful way to support relaxation, balance and clear your subtle energies, manage stress, and contribute to overall wellness. Essential oils are natural extracts of liquids of shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The natural vegetation protects plants from insects, harsh environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for plants to grow. They not only protect the plant but also determine its aroma. Essential oils are some of the oldest and most potent forms of therapeutics know to mankind. Used in ancient Egypt, dating back to 4500 BC, they are still part of our everyday lives, used for everything from perfumes and cooking to medicines and aromatherapy. Research shows that pure essential oils can provide similar benefits to humans and animals that they create in plants
Simply put, cork is the outermost layer of bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L) that grow in the Mediterranean and Iberian regions such as Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, most particularly, in Portugal, where there are more than 720 thousand hectares of cork forests, as well as a cork industry of considerable economic importance. It is harvested when the tree reaches 20 years, and then every 9 years after that. The productive life of the tree averages about 150-200 years.
Cork has a honeycomb-like structure full of empty cells, which makes it lightweight. With its low density, it floats on water and is excellent for cushioning as well as shock and sound absorption. It is fire resistant, flexible and not affected by rot or insects. A material that is one hundred percent natural, recyclable and reusable. Essential qualities in a more environmentally friendly and less polluted modern society.