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    Tea Tree Plantation in South Africa

    May 12, 2014

    In this picture, I'm standing next to a farmer who has just finished harvesting tea tree. We are in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, and I am so happy to be in this beautiful tea tree plantation! […]

    The Trip of a Lifetime!

    April 07, 2014

    Today is not my usual day. It's the beginning of a month-long distiller trip! Today I will be arriving in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, to visit a frankincense distiller! Not only will I get to meet the people behind the process of producing Frankincense essential oil, but I'll get to see literal mounds of resin! (Can you imagine how aromatic it will be?) […]

    Lavender Distillation in France

    December 04, 2013

    This is a short slideshow/voiceover from a trip I took to visit several lavender essential oil distillers in France. Enjoy! […]

    Rose Hydrosol from a French Distiller

    July 01, 2012

    Recently, I visited a a lovely couple in France who have a rose distillery called Verdon, Roses and Aromes. They produce some of the most amazing rose hydrosol I've ever come across. They have beautiful fields of organically grown roses. 5,000 bushes, and planting more every year! Along with their sublime rose hydrosol, they craft a number of other body care products with their distilled rose essential oils. […]

    Community Farms in South Africa: A Small Miracle

    February 28, 2011

    We recently received this story about community farms from one of our South African distillers and would love to share it with you! We have a very poor community in Bela Bela, who have quite a lot of land available to them because of the size of their tribal boundaries. (Bela Bela is about fours hours drive from Johannesburg, where our offices are.) About one year ago, the community, represented by Mr. Lelaka, decided to allocate some of the land to growing essential oil crops. Mr. Lelaka contacted us last year to ask for funding and education on farming essential oils. They received a small donation from a private bank investment which allowed them to build a small nursery, clear natural land, and put basic irrigation on the land from a river which flows through it. We were able to fund organic geranium plants to help them get started. We also have joined with them to try to find more funding to expand. We have met with them on numerous occasions (at our offices and on their land) to give advice and educate them on how to grow geraniums successfully. We prepared a 21-page presentation for them, to allow them to use the presentation as a marketing tool to try get funding. They were wanting to expand to alternate crops and to clear more land. […]

    Morocco in Photos

    October 13, 2010

    I hope you're enjoying stories from my week traveling through Morocco--and all the Morocco photos I've been sending back! […]

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