Frequently asked questions
Many questions about our products, ingredients or sales keep coming up: What are the INCIS? Why is there “perfume” in the INCIS of natural products? And can TAOASIS products also be bought abroad? Here we try to answer you the most important questions about us and our products.
Yes. TAOASIS was founded by Axel Meyer in 1991, and Axel Meyer’s son Govinda Meyer has been part of the family business since 2013 as the second CEO. They are personally involved in all decisions and processes, so that the addition “family-managed” really applies. Visit our “About us” page for more information about us and our history.
The fragrance device should always be adapted to the size of the room you want to scent. For example, scent stones have a very small scent radius and are especially suitable for the desk or bedside table. Small ultrasonic diffusers like the TaoWell Mini or the TaoStone Thermo Scent Stone are suitable for smaller rooms up to 15qm. For larger rooms up to approximately 25sqm, larger nebulizers such as the TaoWell Novo is suitable and for very large rooms our biggest nebulizers like the TaoWell Puro. You can also regulate the scent by the dosage of the oil by just adding a few drops of oil more. For larger rooms, however, you should definitely have a larger device, so that the smell near the device is not too intense.
The clay jug, for example in our Sleep well-set with Clay jug , works like a scent stone. You can put a few drops of the oil in the jug or the whole bottle. You can then close it with the cork or leave it open – the clay jug sucks the oil from the inside to the upper area, which is not glazed from the outside, and scents the room – because essential oils evaporate completely by themselves and without residues! Due to the dropwise dosage you can control the consumption and the intensity of the fragrance a bit better and do not directly use the whole bottle. You can also just put a few drops on the jar from the outside. If the oil is used up, you can neutralize the clay jug in the dishwasher and use it again.
Ingredients & Quality
Our oils are natural, pure and organic and come from organic or even demeter-grown – without any additives. We never use synthetic or nature-identical substances. We manufacture our products according to high quality criteria and requirements, as you can read on our “Quality” page .
Our oils are made of 100% natural, essential oils. We do not use any synthetic or nature-identical substances. There are two reasons for the fact that you find “perfume” in the INCIS: 1. The guidelines for the INCIS (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) specify exactly what has to be stated as an ingredient on cosmetics. So we have to distinguish the essential oils that we use. But since we – and this is the second reason – of course do not want to disclose the exact recipe for our products, we use (as provided by the INCIS), “perfume” as a generic term for various essential oils. Perfume does not mean that it is a non-natural ingredient – our oils are 100% natural. Nevertheless, in the INCIS, of course, allergy relevant ingredients are indicated.
In some 100% all-natural fragrance compositions, such as “Cool School”, “Alcohol” can be found in INCIS. This is because a fragrance contains vanilla, for example. Vanilla is an extract. This means that the essential oil is extracted by alcohol. Therefore, alcohol must be indicated in the INCIS, even if it is contained only in tiny parts.
The oils of our Feel series are specially developed for the nebulizers, therefore they contain a small amount of organic alcohol which makes them mix easier with water. Only in these scent compositions alcohol is deliberately added.
The INCIS are guidelines for labeling cosmetics and not the same as the ingredients. The INCIS specify what has to be distinguished as a component of cosmetics. For example, the parts of an oil (such as linalool or citral) that are relevant to allergic reactions must be labeled separately, even if they are a natural component of the oil. We never add individual ingredients.
How to use
We may only recommend our essential oils for consumption, which we offer as the organic flavor under the Baldini brand . These are food-grade and can be used to flavor food and drinks. Basically, all our oils are subject to the same strict quality controls and are all natural. However, we must not recommend all oils for consumption, as they are indicated as natural cosmetics.
For the internal intake also certain instructions are to be observed. Visit our page “How to use essential oils” for more information.
Yes. Our Baldini organic fragrances are all-natural, essential oils that we have additionally labeled as food. Therefore, we can also recommend them for food and drinks. You can still use them for the scenting of rooms and also on the skin. If you want to use essential oils on the skin, you should first mix them with a base oil such as almond oil or jojoba oil.
Essential oils are perfect for this. The pure essential oils and the compositions of several essential oils are certified as cosmetics and can be mixed with base oil and applied as a cosmetic. The organic flavors of Baldini are excellent as food, but also for the use on the skin as cosmetics. The oils of the Feel series (Feelglück, Feelfreude etc.) contain alcohol, because they were specially made for ultrasonic diffusers and so get better into the air. On the oils you will always find an indication of how much oil is to be used on how much base oil. Please note that some oils such as rose and sandalwood are particularly skin-care, while oils such as citrus fragrances can irritate the skin in higher doses. Read through the description of the oil and test in advance, for example in the crook of your arm, if you tolerate the mixture. See our recipe pages for instructions on making aroma massage oils for yourself.
Which dosage is the right one varies greatly depending on the individual preference and the type of application. Under “Dosage” you will find valuable tips.
For babies and children, some application and dosage instructions should be followed. Please visit our “Aromatherapy for Babies and Children” page and other related literature on which oils you can use in which dosage.
During pregnancy, some application and dosage instructions should be followed. Please visit our “Aromatherapy in Pregnancy” page and other related literature on which oils you can use in which dosage.
Sales & Distribution
You can find our products in our own stores in Berlin and Detmold and in our online store. You can also find our products in pharmacies and online pharmacies, at organic retailers and on Amazon.
Our products are available in many countries and cities. Check out our dealer locator for stores and pharmacies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Simply enter your place name or postal code and you will see all partner pharmacies and stores. For other countries check out our page “Sales Partner”.
We distribute our products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You can find our products here in pharmacies, online pharmacies or in our own stores. Abroad, our products are sold through our distribution partners. In which countries we have distribution partners, you will find on our page “Sales Partner”.
Conventional cultivation means a traditional cultivation, where lower quality standards are applied and the use of pesticides is allowed. In organic farming, on the other hand, organic seeds are sown, organic fertilizers are used and no pesticides are used. The Demeter standard goes even further than the organic standard, because here the natural cycle is respected, only special varieties are used and only a few, selected additives in fertilizer or animal feed are allowed. We always strive for the highest cultivation standard for raw materials in our assortment. For more information about our cultivation standards, visit our “Cultivation” page .
Our lavender fields
Of course – we’re looking forward to visitors at the lavender field! In order to protect nearby residents and our plants, we ask you to follow a few rules. To get to the fields, you drive to Detmold-Fromhausen. At the end of Fromhauser Str. / Corner “Zum Rosenbusch” please park your car at the turning circle and walk up the Osterbergweg. From then you can follow the signs on site.
Rules for visitors to the field:
- Please take care of the local residents when passing through the village, parking and staying there.
- There are no trash cans on the lavender field. Please do not leave anything there and take everything you brought back with you.
- Please do not enter the fields!
- And: Please leave the picking and digging of the lavender plants to us.