For centuries, essential oils are being used as medicines, beauty treatments, perfumes, bath products, or aromatherapy. With the exception of ylang-ylang, these oils are usually from plants grown abroad. But now, we have natural essential oils from Philippine plants, thanks to the innovation, dedication, and commitment of CDL Naturals. Find out more about this company and the products they have.
About Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products
Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products is engaged in the manufacturing of castile soaps, extraction of essential oils, and the extraction of oils from seeds, fruits, and nuts. They combine these into natural produce for personal and home care.
They started from manufacturing castile soaps. And now, Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products is also into the production of essential oils. But these are not your regular oils – these are natural essential oils from Philippine plants that have therapeutic effects.
The idea of offering natural product alternatives to Filipinos was started in 2009. During the time CDL Naturals was conceptualized, there was a scarcity of pure, natural aromatics or essential oils made in the Philippines. There were also limited options for truly natural skin care for the Filipinos that are made by Filipinos.
In 2011, Casa de Lorenzo started offering small-scale, handcrafted products like castile soaps made from Olive Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, and essential oils. They formalized as a business entity in 2016.
Since then, Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products had been dedicating its efforts to produce and offer natural options to its customers. Their products are based on natural essential oils from Philippine plants that are made by Filipino farmers and communities.
Natural Essential Oils from Philippine Plants
Even until present times, the potential for natural essential oils from Philippine plants and trees has barely been tapped.
That is why Casa de Lorenzo is engaged in the study of Philippine plants and its essential oils. They have also developed small commercial scale extraction of essential oils.
The company strives to create a better everyday life for people using natural and organic products. It is their mission to combine nature, tradition, and innovation.
At the same time, they are helping local farmers and communities by giving them fair trade in their produce.
Some of CDL Naturals Essential Oils from Philippine Plants
Here are just a few of the CDL natural essential oils from Philippine plants that I am trying right now.
Calamansi Essential Oil
The Calamansi is the Philippine lemon, which is why it got its name, lemoncito or little lemon. It is very abundant and we use it for our salads, as a marinade for fish, or as juice. We usually drink the juice when it’s flu season or if we feel under the weather because of its high Vitamin C content.
Meanwhile, the Calamansi Essential Oil comes from Citrofortunella microcarpa grown here in the Philippines and is extracted through distillation. Calamansi peels are loaded in the distillation stills and after a few hours, the Calamansi Essential Oil is separated from the hydrosol. The result is a complex citrus aroma that can be used for aromatherapy or for beauty products.
Dalandan Essential Oil
We love to eat the dalandan fruit and drink it as juice. Many companies have produced dalandan concentrate because of its abundance in the Philippines. But do you know that it could also be the source of an essential oil?
Made from the rind of Dalandan, CDL Organics has made an essential oil from the country very own sweet citrus. The Dalandan Essential Oil is just bursting with exciting citrus aroma that energizes the senses.
Elemi Essential Oil (Canarium ovatum)
With the improvement of harvesting methods, aromatic resin can be harvested from fruit-bearing Pili trees (Canarium ovatum). These trees bear large fruits and nuts, which make them of economic importance to communities in the Bicol region.
The Pili tree trunks are given careful incisions to produce sap and these are gathered to be distilled. CDL has an in-house distillation equipment that extracts the essential oil from the sap. The result is a fresh, lemony, and spicy smelling essential oil that could be used to blend with other oils.
Almaciga Essential Oil
Also known as Manila Copal, the Almaciga Essential Oil comes from the resin of Almaciga trees. The resin is harvested by hand for use in varnishes and other similar applications. Because it’s from a tree, almaciga has a woodsy scent, reminiscent of incense. I think this will be perfect to diffuse for the coming Chinese New Year.
Casa de Lorenzo Organic Products
8100 C. Raymundo Avenue Unit 4
Sy Building, Pasig, 1606 Metro Manila
Mobile: +63 917 6081219