a base de aceite

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Isa88, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    Hi,could anyone help please with the expression : "a base de”. I do not know how to say it in English.

    The context:


    A base de aceite de almendras dulces y una concentración de aceiteesencial de eucalipto. Promueve la salud de las vias respiratorias. Frasco dosificador de 50ml


    My try:


    Using sweet almond oil and a concentration of eucaliptus essential oil.
    Promotesthe the health of the respiratory track. Mesure bottle of 50ml.

    or :

    Based sweetalmond oil and a concentration of eucaliptus essential oil.
    Promotesthe health of the respiratory track.


    Muchas gracias por su ayuda!

    

isa

     
  2. Bevj

    Bevj Allegra Moderata

    Girona, Spain
    English (U.K.)
    Quizás 'With a base of....'
     
  3. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Made from ...

    eucalyptus
    respiratory tract
     
  4. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    Gracias.

    En los aceites para masajes predomina un aceite principal, en mayor cantidad, este se llama base. Por tal razón no puedo utilizar " Made from " . Pues debo especificar que cual es la base de la receta.
     
  5. cirrus

    cirrus Senior Member

    Crug Hywel
    UK English
    When I am making up oils for massage I use two sorts of oil. You can't use essential oils on their own on the skin. They need a base oil or a carrier. Almond oil is a typical base oil.

    I wonder whether the word concentrated is strictly necessary - is not essential oil a concentration by definition? By the way it's respiratory tract. You could just say airways.
     
  6. mijoch Banned

    British English
    Perhaps here "a base de" is "based on"
     
  7. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)
    Queda claro si pones: Made from (o "of") sweet almond oil with eucalyptus essence (o "essence of eucalyptus").
     
  8. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    That works !
    Thanks a lot!

    Te refieres a que no debo poner eucalyptus essential oil sino eucalyptus essence ?

    Gracias
     
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  9. aztlaniano

    aztlaniano Senior Member

    Lavapiestán, Madrid
    English (Aztlán, US sector)

    Creo que da igual, pero no debo opinar. Busca en internet a ver la terminología que se maneja.
     
  10. DELENDA EST IOANNIS

    DELENDA EST IOANNIS Senior Member

    Bogotá
    Español (Colombia - Bogotá)
    :thumbsup:
     
  11. cirrus

    cirrus Senior Member

    Crug Hywel
    UK English
    Essence of eucalyptus doesn't mean quite the same thing as eucalyptus essential oil. This is specialised vocabulary and if you are translating it you need to do some research on the right terms.
     
  12. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    Si, gracias. Por supuesto una esencia es muy diferente a un aceite esencial. Pero tuve mis dudas con la terminología en inglés.
     
  13. mijoch Banned

    British English
    cirrus is totally correct. The so-called "essential oils" are not really oils. They are extracted from plants in a variety of ways, and are usually volatile liquids, some of which, could be harmful to the skin. Their value is in the properties of the aromas and substances.

    The plant oils are derived from certain seeds, and are real "oils". They are oily, and provide "slip and glide" and in general, are good for the skin. There are many. Olive, almond, palm, sesame, maize, etc. Sometimes they are called "base oils" (a bit confusing----"base oil" is a term used in the hydrocarbon industry for lubricating oils. There's a big difference between SAE 20-50 and Johnson's baby oil). So the term "carrier oil" is used to replace "base oil".

    So by combining "base oils" and "essential oils", amazing products that are amazingly good for you, and amazingly expensive, are produced.

    All you need is "pasta y fe".
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  14. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    Al final tengo dos opciones, cual creen que es mejor ? En negrilla mis dudas. Mil gracias a todos por la ayuda !

    Usingsweet almond oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Promotesthe airways health.

    Made from sweet almond oil with
    eucalyptus essential oil. Promotes the airways health.
     

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