|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.
All of our oils are from named botanical species, 100% natural, unadulterated, nothing added or taken away, 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 spectrums library, testing to parts per trillion. We reject any oil if pesticdes or herbicides are found. The testing has been operated by Dr. Kevin Brigden, Iryna Labunska & Scott Ballard, at an independent advanced laboratory in Exeter. Kobashi has an extensive library on essential oil data to cross reference-research the oils.
All fully qualified Aromatherapists are entered in our consultancy service data base. So when you are in need of a massage treatment we can refer you to the therapist in your area.
KOBASHI circa 1985
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. Our New steam distillation unit should be distilling our own plants in Summer of 2012. We also work closely with growers and distillers worldwide.
We do our best to make our packaging environmentally friendly. Our plastic bottles are made of more environmental hdpe, pet, or pp, not pvc - which releases phthalates in processing and carcinogenic dioxins when burned. Don't use PVC.
Kobashi is strictly against animal testing and is Cruelty Free . Kobashi has been Campaigning to end animal experiments since 1985. None of the products or ingredients have been animal tested by anyone who supplies to us (our cut-off date is 1976). All Kobashi products are Animal Free and suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans.
|We purchase and test for chemo-type, 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 organic: either naturally farmed or wild.
Kobashi products are formulated in-house in order to maintain strict quality control. All our luxury blended lotions are made with Organic Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis miller), organic Lavender & Frankincence Hydrolats, organic Evening Primrose oil, organic Rosehip seed oil and Natural Vitamin E (mixed-tocopherols), not the cheaper synthetic dl- vitamin E’s. 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.
Note: if some lab somewhere on this planet is animal testing any product or anything else for any reason we want it stopped immediately. We do not believe any life should be sustained through the torture of another. We encourage people to use peaceful alternatives. We must be realistic and make the best stance against animal testing (torture) that we can.
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 ectricticty from our great Sun. We also support Good energy supplier.
Lynda & Scott Ballard & all at Kobashi
|We created the Kobashi logo to create a healing bridge to Aromatherapy between Chinese, Japanese and our world.|
芳 is Chinese for fragrant, virtuous, beautiful
Kōbashi 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 emanate healing energy to all we encounter.
We are presently building a new larger facility with a distillation centre with organic land to grow.
Kobashi produces it's own Green energy with 14kws of Solar panels.