This is a short slideshow /voiceover from a trip I took to visit several lavender essential oil distillers in France. Enjoy!
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Generally, if we want to buy directly from an essential oils distiller, we have to buy larger quantities (at least a few kilos).
Florihana is a distillery in the south of France. This is their mission statement: "At the foundation of our commitment to create the Florihana distillery were two main aims: respect for nature and development of highly therapeutic certified organic products for aromatherapists." I believe they have accomplished both! Florihana uses organic farming techniques for plants under cultivation. Any wild plants are harvested from sustainable sources with respect to their ecosystems. They have an exclusive distillation process set up, and they use very low temperatures to distill their plants. They include the complete botanical name and chemotype, distillation date and batch number on all their labels. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) reports are given for every batch on the Florihana website. The only other website I know that does this is Aromatics International, in Montana, USA. […]