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Lynda Ballard founder of Kobashi. "I started Kobashi in 1985 with the goal of supplying the best Essential Oils and Aromatherapy products at good prices. I am happy to say, that with the help of many people we have accomplished that goal. We originally set up to supply the Health Food industry and now also supply thousands of Therapists, Clinics, and Hospitals worldwide."
Kobashi is a well established company that prides itself on the quality of its products. We have been successfully increasing our turnover for over 30 years.
All of our oils are from named botanical species, 100% natural, unadulterated, nothing added or taken away unless needed to make safer, of the highest quality and tested for their authenticity. We use the latest testing equipment: GC & GC-MS systems in conjunction with HP Chem-station and Wiley’s 360,000 chemical spectrum's library, testing to parts per trillion. We reject any oil if pesticides or herbicides are found.
The oils structural testing has been operated by Dr. Kevin Brigden, Iryna Labunska, Scott Ballard and others at laboratories in Exeter, France and Scotland. Kobashi has an extensive library on essential oil data to cross reference-research the oils.
We grow our own Organic Lavender, Organic Calendula and Organic St John's Wort, Organic Blue Chamomile, Organic Roman Chamomile and Organic Catnip in Devon. We also work closely with growers and distillers worldwide.
All Kobashi products are Animal Free and suitable for Vegans or Vegetarians. We encourage everyone to do their best to be Vegan, as this is the best for our environment, health and well-being.
95% of our packing materials are 100% biodegradable. We are working to make this 100% without the products breaking in shipping.
Kobashi has been Campaigning to end animal experiments since 1985. We do not believe animal testing is valid for humans, especially due to it's cruelty.
The ugly truth is, even though there are alternatives to animal testing, all products in the world have been tested on animals at on time or another. We can only make the best stance against animal testing and try to stop it .
We purchase the best we can and test for chemical structure, always trying to supply oils which are organic (no artificial fertilizers or pesticides). We detest harmful chemicals and would like to see the end of their use. Please note we reject any essential oil in which pesticides or herbicides are found.
We take great care when purchasing our oils - buying direct from growers and distillers whenever possible. Over 50% of Kobashi Oils are organically grown: either naturally farmed, sustainable wild or organically certified at source. We are not a member of a organic association as this would only increase the price to you and you would be getting the same oil.
Kobashi products are formulated in-house in order to maintain strict quality control. All our luxury blended lotions are made with organic Aloe Vera, organic Lavender & Frankincense Hydrolats, organic Evening Primrose oil, organic Rosehip seed oil and Natural Vitamin E mixed-tocopherols. Our luxury shampoo includes organic Aloe Vera as the second ingredient after aqua, Jojoba oil, wheatgerm oil and Natural Vitamin E. and C.
We have a system for measures, batching and Stock Control. Each essential oil is supplied in an amber glass bottle fitted with a dropper allowing approx. 20 drops per ml more or less depending on dropper size and oil, which is tilt controlled.
We support groups or people interested in a better environment. We believe where-ever and when-ever we should create our own sustainable energy.
Kobashi creates it's electricity from our great Sun. Kobashi Solar produces 75kws: 83700kwhs per year. We export to the nations electric grid enough energy to run 17 homes per year. We also support green energy suppliers, such as Good Energy and Opus Energy.
We created the Kobashi logo and brand to make Aromatherapy a healing bridge between all people of the world.
芳 is Chinese for fragrant, virtuous, beautiful
Kobashi is from ancient Sanskrit, then ancient Japanese, meaning good aroma coming from all directions.
In Chinese it translate as Bridges. Bridges are what we like to make, as all people should live in harmony.
The good way is to move forward and make bridges.
We at Kobashi care that we are getting the best for everyone.
We believe that everyone must be healers and share healing energy to all we encounter.