ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO
AND WHY WE DO IT

We are a team of committed, diligent and experienced professionals who search “the holy grail” of essence. We have a passionate interest in medicinal plants, sustainability and eco-industrial symbiosis. We strive to produce the highest quality hemp and other herb products. We formulate them in such a way that they interact optimally with human beings.

We believe that every person has the right to ensure their well-being. Health, happiness, calmness, prosperity and freedom are the key elements for us to reach the desired state of mind. That is why our mission is to place our products on the market with the help of our wholesale and white label partners, and our purpose is to make our products available for every European citizen to improve their well-being now and in the future.

OUR STORY

Our story began in 2014, when we were surprised by the effectiveness of CO2 supercritical extraction technique. We also discovered what beneficial effects the CBD had on our families’ and friends’ well-being. We decided to start using CO2 extraction technique on hemp to produce CBD extract, which showed astonishing results. We were compelled to share our discovery with a larger audience, and so Essentia Pura was born. The company that we started building was based on our love of nature and on values of relationship, quality, excellence, commitment, integrity, kindness, and sustainability.

OUR PROMISE

We always deliver what has been promised and agreed on. Being committed to transparency and traceability we can assure that the ingredients in the products which customers get from us correspond to what is written on the label. The promise we keep throughout our entire production process is: “from the farm, to the lab, to you”. Once the order has been placed, the customer can be assured they will receive what they have paid for.

To keep our promise, our manufacturing, production and fulfilment processes are based on the following pillars:

To achieve this, we have build our manufacturing, production, and fulfilment process based on following pillars.

Quality

For both our customers and ourselves production quality is of paramount importance. The highest standards are met, and the manufacturing is performed in a highly controlled environment by a team experienced in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. This enables us to offer our

Consistency

We follow the strictest guidelines throughout the manufacturing process. We control the entire supply chain and are able to consistently deliver natural products to our customers. Each product contains ingredients of guaranteed quality. This is what our customers are used to and what they pay for.

Compliance

Because of the increasing number of CBD products which are available (many of which are fraudulent), customers want / require to be certain that they are buying a product that is fully compliant with all the applicable regulations. This is accomplished by lab-testing our products twice before they are allowed to leave our facility.

OUR TEAM

Nejc Rusjan, MSc Master of Science in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control Managing Director

Nejc Rusjan, MSc

Master of Science in Strategy and Innovation
Managing Director

nejc@essentiapura.com
Manca-Bolcina-M.-Pharm.

Manca Bolčina, M. Pharm.

Master of Pharmacy
Head of Research & Development

manca@essentiapura.com
Simon Šfiligoj - Head of Operations

Simon Šfiligoj

Head of Operations

simon@essentiapura.com
Borut Osterman - Head of Sales

Borut Osterman

Head of Sales

borut@essentiapura.com
Anja Slemič, BSc

Anja Slemič, BSc

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition
Laboratory Technician

anja@essentiapura.com
3

Oliver Brezigar

International Business Graduate

oliver@essentiapura.com
1

Črt Saksida

Research Student

crt@essentiapura.com
2

Meta Švagelj

Bechelor of Cosmetics Science

meta@essentiapura.com

OUR FACILITY

Our facility is located in Western Slovenia at the interaction of the Mediterranean and alpine climate, nestled in the agricultural region of Vipava Valley. As a CBD supplier, we have built our plant as a multipurpose facility, which serves our customers as a one-stop, full-service provider. As the CBD market continues to grow, so do we. With our manufacturing and warehouse space, we’re capable of safely manufacturing, storing, tracking, and distributing our products worldwide.

MoSES Co2 Extraction System

Sk-Skrlj provides us the best solution for the production of substances that have potential applications in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and dermo-cosmetic sectors.

With the SK-Skrlj MoSES system, we perform supercritical CO2 extractions of plant-based compounds such as active ingredients, terpenoids, fatty acids, heavier waxes, and color components.

The MoSES sub and supercritical CO2 extraction system feature a completely safe, fully automated, and consistently efficient method of botanical extraction.

With an average cycle of 6 hours per run, The MoSES is capable of processing up to 4000kg of (hemp) biomass annually.

The extraction machine, being a closed-loop system boasts a 95% recovery of CO2 which is recuperated and reused in the next cycle.

The operator has full control over the whole process with the intuitive touchscreen panel. This enables precise manipulation of CO2s unique solvent properties by changing the pressure and temperature during the extraction.

Modulation of said parameters allows us to make different fractions of extraction and select what we want in our final product. This way we greatly diminish the need for post-processing steps.

Essentia Pura has established its own analytical division which is able to perform high-quality analytics of different oils, herbs, and natural extracts.

Extract Production

The main focus of supercritical extraction consists of extracts produced from natural materials. All our CO2 extracts are oil-soluble. Some have a waxy consistency and can be liquefied by the gentle application of heat and then incorporated into any oil or fat phase.

We are producing two types of extracts: the CO2-se (selective) and the CO2-to (total) extracts. The former is roughly comparable to traditional steam distillates (essential oils) and the latter to traditional hexane extracts (oleoresins).

All plant material is naturally dried and extracted in supercritical carbon dioxide. The quality of the raw materials and final products is tested and traceable according to the high standards using supercritical chromatography system UPC2 (Waters Inc.).

IKA Rotary Evaporators Rotary evaporator distilling distillation Separation

We are producing also highly concentrated ethanol tinctures which are produced using ultrasonic ethanol extraction and vacuum concentrated. In the production of our products, CO2 (carbon dioxide) is used to extract the aromatics from plant materials instead of hydrocarbons or steam. Under high pressure, CO2 is compressed until it has the density of a liquid and becomes “supercritical” carbon dioxide – neither a gas nor a liquid. In this state, it is able to act as a gentle and pure solvent.

The beauty of this method of extraction is that the CO2 quickly and completely evaporates, leaving no residue and the process does not require heat. The resulting oil has an aroma closer to the natural plant than a steam distilled essential oil.

Select CO2 Extraction uses lower pressure and the resulting oil is closer to the essential oil as only the lighter aromatic components are extracted. Total CO2 Extraction uses a higher pressure which dissolves more of the constituents of the plant. The result can be thicker or waxier and more closely resembles the whole plant rather than just the essential oil fraction of the plant.

Waters Acquity H-Class UPLC

QUALITY CONTROL

The quality and compliance of both raw materials and final products is tested and traceable according to the high standards using supercritical chromatography system UPC2 by Waters Inc. We also cooperate with specialised laboratories that subject all our products to strict tests for impurities and intoxicants. Our products undergo a rigorous quality assurance process including stability checks. In this way we can guarantee the consistency of our products and the production that is in accordance with laboratory conditions.