The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
What if growing Lavender was not just a hobby or a job, but a way of life?
My friends Gill and Derek Pearce at The Lavender Way (in Crete) are making it just that! They grow Lavender plants and olive trees, and they are so dedicated to growing organically, with all respect for the plants’ natural processes, that it seems the plants have cultivated Gill and Derek’s lives—instead of the other way around!
Sandy and Roland Messori of Rivendell Aromatics are distilling Lavender in California. About 30 years ago, Sandy Messori was thinking about some of the crafts that her grandmothers did every day, but which were no longer a part of her daily life. […]
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! […]
Many years ago, I began exchanging emails with a farmer and distiller in Nepal named Kailash and his wife Deepa. Kailash owns a private farm and distillery called Aarya Aroma. I already knew that I loved the essential oils he produced, and as we got to know each other over email we became great friends. He and Deepa are such beautiful people! We worked closely together over email and the phone for many years, but somehow I never got the chance to go to Nepal. […]
A deep love for plants and essential oils can lead us in a wide range of directions, and enrich our lives in so many ways. For Clare and Max Licher, it led them to a deep relationship with the land in the American Southwest, and to start their own company: PhiBee Aromatics. PhiBee Aromatics produces and sells native essential oils and hydrosols of the American Southwest. […]