By the staff at House of Nutrition
This story originally appears in the Summer 2021 print issue of Downtown Kenosha Magazine
2,000 pounds of lavender flowers = one gallon of lavender oil.
2,000 pounds of oranges = 10 gallons of orange oil.
5.5 million roses = 1 liter of rose oil.
(That’s 30 rosebuds in each drop of rose oil.)
With the above numbers in mind, take a moment to consider the land mass represented in each tiny glass bottle. As we harvest and consume this highly concentrated plant life we need to protect and sustain the source. The practice of organic farming considers our fragile environment and keeps organic plant life in its most natural state, from the farm to your home pharmacy.
Pranarōm is proud to be certified by ECOCERT SA, an independent, environmentally conscious, international company that tests everything from the soil to the bottle. We disclose our sources and methods in a world where that kind of information is often concealed – such is the quality of our products.
This organic distinction is not only looking out for the planet, it’s also looking out for us. When harvested and produced organically, plants have the ability to play a vital role in our physical well-being.
If left to grow organically, plants produce essential oils that have strong anti-microbial properties made by the plants’ immune system to ward off pests, bacteria and viruses. These same essential oils that protect the plant can also be used to make our bodies healthier. For example, we use Lavender because the essential oil contains naturally high levels of linalyl acetate, which kills harmful bacteria and promotes the growth of healthy new cells.
If plants are sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, however, they will not produce the same robust essential oils because these man-made additives are doing the job for them. When it comes time for harvest, you will have a weaker plant that, when distilled, lacks the potent aroma and healing properties of a natural one. Instead you’re left with a conventional oil that’s full of concentrated pesticides and herbicides – one that is flat-out unsafe for ingestion or topical use.
All essential oils at Pranarōm are NOP certified and certified organic through the French certification agency ECOCERT.
Did you know that even if you are taking all the right supplements, your body may not be absorbing them efficiently? There are certain nutrients that are notoriously difficult to absorb.
To combat this, Terry Naturally has developed a plant-based delivery system called Gammasorb. Gammasorb is a plant-based microscopic cup that holds and covers these difficult to absorb nutrients, making them more easily absorbable and beneficial to your body and health.
At House of Nutrition, we offer a variety of Gammasorb products such as Chewable Red Ginseng Energy, and Chewable CoQ10 which has up to 800% higher absorbency than standard CoQ10. These products are able to have a lower dose with a higher overall absorption in your body! Stop in and try these products for yourself to feel the benefits of absorbing all the nutrients your body needs in a more efficient way.