Masters of Essences
Our fragrances contain high quality ingredients. The well-balanced mix between all levels of the fragrance pyramid create a long-lasting scent explosion for our consumers. Every type of sauna requires a specific fragrance in regards to concentrations, carrier substances, solubility in water etc. More than 40 years of experience within the area of essential oils and fragrances places us in the position to fulfill (nearly) every wish of our customers.
In order to create the perfect sauna fragrance, we combine craftsmanship with high quality of ingredients which have to pass a standardized quality control.
Our definition of quality
Our essential oils come from the best agricultural areas in the world. All essential oils are subject to strict quality control both in the country of origin and during further processing in Germany.
The sensory and chemical properties of an essential oil depend on many factors. Here are a few examples:
- Temperatures (day/night)
- Daylight hours
- UV intensity
- Number of harvests per year
We comply with all legal standards:
Our sauna scents are subject to the safety standards of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA).
- Our suppliers and importers of essential oils, perfumes and aromas meet all the legal requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation).
- REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
- Raw materials for feed supplements: GMP+ certification for the feed industry
- We meet all requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixturesn
- For all our products we can provide safety data sheets in several languages.
- Our fragrances are provided with the necessary pictograms and safety instructions.
- We can provide microbiological tests for food products
Many essential oils are further “enhanced” or purified (rectified) in Germany. Our mint oil, for example, is rectified 3 times. A particularly gentle refinement process gives the product a gentle, soft rounded note. In the end, you can appreciate these details in many of our fragrances which containing mint oil!
The more complex the production process, the less unwanted substances or contaminations are found in the final product. The concentration of essential oils, perfume oils and aromas, as well as the quality of raw materials, play a key role in pricing. Our sauna fragrances and aromas are generally very highly concentrated which is cost beneficial for our customers in the long run (value for money).
As an important part of our commitment to sustainability and quality, we are proud that Schreiber Essenzen GmbH & Co KG is certified for the production and processing of organic essential oils that we can use in many products.
The organic logo makes it easier for EU consumers to identify and choose organic products. Only products that have been certified as organic by an approved control body may bear the organic logo. This certification ensures that the products meet strict manufacturing, processing, transportation and storage requirements.
Read more about our organic quality here.
In addition to the high quality of ingredients, the right composition of the fragrance, based on the fragrance pyramid, is crucial for a successful product. This means that we do not simply use eucalyptus oil for eucalyptus sauna fragrance. We refine and enrich the scent with essential oils of a different note of the pyramid. Read here what the fragrance pyramid contains!
The top note can be smelled instantly after releasing the fragrance. Just a few seconds after infusion, the entire room is filled with the volatile quick spreading components of the top note. However, these fragrances are not long lasting due to their quick evaporation rate.
Most essential oils from trees such as blue spruce, tsuga, pine, hinoki and pine as well as bergamot, mandarin, orange, lemon, grapefruit, tea tree, lemon grass, cardamom, cajeput, peppermint, eucalyptus, myrtle, juniper and rosemary have a peculiarity reflected in the top note.
After the top note has evaporated, the heart note shapes the character of the fragrance. The heart note is often described as “flowery”, “sweet”, “pleasant”, ” mellow” (e.g. linalool, linalyl acetate, bornyl acetate, decanal). The molecules of the heart note are detected by our nose a few minutes later and they tend to stay longer in the air. Essential oils with a large proportion of the heart note are: Lavender, rose, cypress, geranium, chamomile, ginger, geranium, jasmine, ylang-ylang, clary sage, lemon balm, oregano, marjoram, laurel, fennel, hyssop, sage, eucalyptus, myrtle, pine, juniper, thyme, cypress and neroli.
The molecules of the base note form the foundation of a fragrance. These “heavy” notes are often described as: “woody”, “heavy”, “warm”, “musky”, “permanent”.
These “heavy notes” are responsible for the long-lasting aroma, which remains even after the top and heart notes have evaporated.
Essential oils with a large proportion of the base note are: Cedar, frankincense, sandalwood, cistus, patchouli, ginger, vanilla, angelica, myrrh, pepper, immortelle, vetiver and rosewood.