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A sensory ritual by EQ

Guide, Product | 2017-08-25 09:12:32

A sensory ritual by EQ

Discover a multi-sensory experience with our collection of 3 perfume oils and improve your emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.




Our “Perfume Oil by EQ” collection is specially designed to be used before, during and after activity, so that you can enjoy your sport, and face day-to-day challenges in a fresh new way. This unique, innovative approach is based on aromatherapy and the beneficial properties of essential oils, as well as our knowledge of how the body works.
EQ’s perfume oils have been created by Jean-Charles Sommerard, eco-parfumier and aromatologist, described as “an artist of wellness and organic”. Their therapeuthic properties and active ingredients come from essential oils.




Essential oils : a natural pharmacy

Essential oils are true natural treasures which have been appreciated for their powerful benefits since ancient times. With their varied medicinal properties, they offer natural solutions to our day-to-day concerns.

What is an essential oil ?



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An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam (preferably low pressure). Other processes include expression, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, resin tapping, and cold pressing. An oil is « essential » in the sense that it contains the « essence of » the plant’s fragrance.

How is it extracted ?


Essential oils can be extracted via several methods : steam distillation (the most common method), water distillation, percolation (or hydro-diffusion), dry distillation or by expression (specific to citrus essential oils)


Latin name

In aromatherapy it is important to use the Latin name of the essential oil. If common names are used, there can be confusion not only identifying different plants, but also different species of the botanical. For instance, more than 500 species of eucalyptus have been described !
High quality essential oils must unconditionally come from botanically certified plants, meaning they must be identified by two Latin names (as Latin is the universally recognized language in botany). The first part of the scientific name designates the genus of the plant, and the second part designates the species.
Example: Lavandula (genus) angustifolia (species). This is one of the scientific names for lavender.




How to choose a high quality essential oil ?





The distilled part of the plant

The various parts of a single plant (flower, leaf, stem, bark, root, etc…) can produce different essences. The plant organ therefore needs to be specified.


The chemotype

The chemotype is the identity card of an essential oil. 2 essential oils can be extracted from the same plant species but have different chemical components. Chemotypes usually have different therapeutic properties (and different toxicities) due to the presence of different chemical components. It is better to have knowledge of the chemotype in order to make a better use of essential oils.


Country of origin

Depending on the country of origin, and the biotope of the plant (sunshine, climatic conditions, soil composition, altitude, neighbouring plant population…) a given aromatic plant can produce essential oils bio-chemically very different.



Method of extraction

Many criteria can impact the quality of the final essential oil : method and duration of the distillation, quality of water, form and material of the still…


Organic certification

One of the best guarantee is the organic certification. Organic essential oils are derived from plants that have been grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides on land that has been certified by an authorised regulatory agent (such as ECOCERT).

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Natural and certified organic : because “Live Love Care” is our motto


At EQ, we take great care of selecting natural and organic ingredients while helping charities who share our educational values for future generations and who seek to preserve the environment. Our essential oils are 100% from natural origin and certified organic by Ecocert. We guarantee to use as much organic ingredients as possible. We do not use any paraben, silicone, GMO, colouring agent, or synthetic fragrance. Our perfume oils are made from organic essential oils and natural isolates, respecting the environment.

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The expert’s opinion on meticulous raw material selection


“Each plant is distilled in its natural environment using gentle, non-pressurised steam in energy-saving stills. By using this process, beautifully pure essential oils can be collected and the plant’s own delicate scent, preserved. To follow the traditions of aromatherapy, I select only essential oils which are botanically, biochemically and biologically recognised, thereby guaranteeing production is meticulous and of the very highest quality.”

Jean-Charles SOMMERARD.




The EQ ritual

We developed a ritual, divided in 3 different phases, to guide you through your physical activities or just through your daily challenges. Each one of our perfume oil offers a unique experience :


1 | EQ EXPLORE



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will help you get in the zone before your workout, and give you more energy. EQ EXPLORE has a single objective : to mentally prepare you before you exercise.
After a sharp, fresh scent, notes of precious wood are revealed and enhanced by flashes of salt and resin.

Discover its richness :

  • Lemon, has a zesty, reinvigorating scent that revitalizes the mind. It’s the symbol of energy.
  • Rosemary cineole has a strong, fresh woody-herbaceous aroma. It stimulates the body and mind.
  • Spearmint‘s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace.
  • Thyme is a tonic that strengthens cardiac muscles, keeps blood flowing, and tones the circulatory system while boosting immunity.
  • Fir needles act as a general body stimulant
  • Rose geranium‘s scent is a mix of rose and citrus. It uplifts mood and promotes feelings of well-being.
  • Cedar wood brings a tranquil power and improves focus
  • Elemi is a tonic that boosts the immune system of the body
  • Patchouli adds woody and sugary notes and helps you assert yourself
  • Vanilla has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and the nerves

Wellness benefits : Focus, stimulate body and mind.


2 | EQ ENJOY



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will help go through your workout. Its stimulating smell will boost your energy level.
The citric, fresh and invigorating signature of this scent reveals gourmet notes of pineapple, mango and papaya with a sunny and exotic feeling. EQ ENJOY perfume oil is the ideal coach to reactivate your body and mind during your workout.

Discover its richness :

  • Green mandarin, stimulates, invigorates and gives us the desire to go forward.
  • Lemongrass, helps promote a positive outlook and heighten your awareness
  • Sweet orange, brings us our daily dose of smiles and happiness
  • Neroli, extracted from orange blossoms, has a citrusy, floral scent that calms the mind
  • Small Grain Bigarade, is known for its balancing and regenerating properties. Its fresh, green scent gives off positive energy
  • Bergamot, lifts your spirits and your smile back up
  • Lavander, has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm
  • Buchu, with notes of blackcurrant and hints of mint, strengthens the body and is an overall health tonic

Wellness benefits : it helps you keep your energy level at its highest.


3 | EQ BALANCE



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is the perfume of « letting go ». It calms the body and mind, and inspire relaxation, after workouts. This elegant fragrance with a bold woody aroma reveals graceful notes of tonka bean and caramel for the greatest pleasure for our awakening senses. Its comforting scent inspires relaxation.

Discover its richness :

  • Cedar wood, anchors us to the deepest part of ourselves and brings a tranquil power.
  • Sweet orange brings us our daily dose of smiles and happiness.
  • Small Grain Bigarade is knon for its balancing and regenerating properties. Its fresh, green scent gives off positive energy.
  • Patchouli aadds woody and sugary notes.
  • Cade wood, with woody, smoked and slightly peppery notes, inspires calm and raises our spirits.
  • Vetiver brings scents of tobacco and leather.
  • Benzoin relieves anxiety, tension, nervousness and stress.
  • Juniper, has a woodsy, earthy aroma and is known to be purifying and energizing.
  • Clary sageincludes relaxing and soothing properties. Its floral aroma unveils notes of buckwheat and chocolate.
  • Incense, calms and regulates emotions.

Wellness benefits : release tension, soften your mood.




How to use EQ perfume oils ?

You can choose from 4 different ways to enjoy EQ perfume oils : olfaction, diffuser, bath and massage.


Perfume Oils and olfaction

For olfaction, hold the bottle one inch under your nose (without any skin contact), and breathe it in taking deep inspiration. This exercise has the advantage of being able to be done anywhere !

Perfume Oils and atmospheric diffusion

You can also inhale the perfume oils through atmospheric diffusion using a scent diffuser, available from an aromatherapy store.

Perfume Oils and bathing

For bathing, put 10 drops of perfume oil into the bathtub along with 10 cl of neutral shower gel. To fully enjoy this moment of relaxation, soak for 20 minutes.


Neutral shower gel

Usually made from glycerin, a natural gelling agent from seaweed, and water. It can be used pure or as a neutral cleansing base for your homemade shower gels or shampoos. Mix it to your perfume oil and add it to the bath, it will subtly diffuse its fragrance.

Perfume Oils and massage

For massage, put 10 to 15 drops of perfume oil and 2 tablespoons of 100% natural and organic unscented massage oil into a bowl, mix it and apply 10 to 15 drops of the formula on your adrenal glands and solar plexus.


Neutral massage oil

Sesame oil is the perfect neutral base to use EQ perfume oils for massage, providing a nice and silky texture and leaving a non-greasy texture. Sesame oil is well known for its detoxification property. It also nourishes and soothes the skin, thus improving its elasticity. Sesame oil is one of the most widely and commonly used products in Ayurveda.



Restrictions of use for EQ perfume oils


1 – Keep out of reach of children.
2 – Do not use with pregnant or lactating women or children under 7.
3 – Keep away from flames or a heat source.
4 – Do not swallow.
5 – Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
6 – Use only in well-ventilated area.
7 – Wash your hands after handling perfumes.
8 – Do not apply directly to the skin or mucous membranes.


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