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Canadian Essential Oil Distiller

by Andrea Butje on September 14, 2010

essential oil distiller Botanical SpecialtiesI want to introduce you to Herbert Strobl, an amazing essential oil distiller who runs a business called Botanical Specialties.




Herbert's distillery is located in the Canadian portion of the Cascade mountain range facing the Pacific Ocean. He runs a certified organic essential oil herb farm and distillery.

Herbert is a Horticultural Engineer from Austria who cares deeply for plants and trees. Most of the oils Herbert distills are from certified organically grown crops.

Botanical Specialties also produces very interesting native oils that are wild-crafted locally from plants growing at high elevation in the surrounding mountains. The mountain soil (max 6") is from a glacier outwash left behind from the last ice age, and is perfect for producing aromatic crops.

Botanical Specialties grows on virgin land that has never been farmed before. They produce about 30 different therapeutic-grade oils, most for custom orders.

Even their distillery is made of food-grade stainless steel and glass. Their products include fresh and dried herbs, dried high-grade lavender flowers, liquid extracts (mainly Arnica) and essential oils. They sell and ship their oils worldwide.

Botanical Specialties oil list:
Angelica Root Angelica archangelica
Angelica Seed Angelica archangelica
Arnica Arnica montana
Basil ct. Linalol Ocimum basilicum ct. linalol
Catnip Nepeta cataria
Chamomile, German Matricaria recutita
Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium
Fir, Douglas Pseudotsuga menziesii
Fir, Giant Abies grandis
Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum
Lavender, True Lavandula angustifolia
Lovage Levisticum officinalis
Melissa Melissa officinalis
Mountain Fir Abies lasiocarpa
Spruce Picea mariana
Valerian Valeriana officinalis
Yarrow Achillea millefolium

To contact Herbert: hbstrobl_botanicals@telus.net

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Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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