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Aliksir: A Canadian Essential Oils Distiller

by Andrea Butje on July 18, 2016

Canada is home to a wide variety of conifer trees, and so many beautiful essential oils!

My friends at Aliksir in Canada distill conifer essential oils and hydrosols—Black Spruce, Balsam Fir, Balsam Poplar, Juniper, White Cedar, Hemlock, and so many more. They also distill the oils of other plants, such as Melissa and Goldenrod. The plant life of this friendly, forested country is so rich! 

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Conifer Oil Extravaganza & A Black Spruce Recipe!

by Andrea Butje on January 18, 2016

There is something really special about conifer essential oils.

Their aroma is so comforting and invigorating at the same time. It gives me the sense of being in a cozy cabin—warm and cared for, with an expansive feeling of inspiration. (What better place is there to get creative than in a cabin in a pine forest?)

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Chemistry and Blending with Pine, Spruce and Fir Oils

June 05, 2013

If you're a fan of Pine essential oil, take a sneak peek into the Component Blending class at Aromahead Institute! True confession: I spent months developing this class, just so I could  do nothing but smell and blend with Spruce, Fir and Pine essential oil! […]

Conifer Blog Posts

March 28, 2012

Over the last few years, I've written a few blog posts on different conifer essential oils. Conifer essential oils are just wonderful. Not only do they smell like you're smack in the middle of a pine forest, but they have a multitude of medicinal and emotional benefits. […]

The Healing Potential of Sitka Spruce

February 16, 2010

Common name: Sitka Spruce Latin name: Picea sitchensis I'm always interested in essential oils that contain beta-myrcene in their chemical make-up. […]

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