Aliksir Distillery is a hidden gem tucked into a rural area outside Quebec city, Canada.
The farm is located in Grondines, a small rural municipality of the Comté de Portneuf bordering the St-Lawrence River in Quebec. Aliksir has been producing essential oils since 1988. It has always been a family business focused on medicinal plants and healing with essential oils.
Lucy of Aliksir recently created a new product called Essential Waters.
Essential waters are created by distilling plant material using a special proprietary technique that emulsifies the essential oil and hydrosol, resulting in a distilled water that’s stronger than a hydrosol (produced during normal essential oil distillation), but much gentler than an essential oil.
Essential Waters are water-soluble and are perfect for adding to drinking water (we add 1–2 teaspoons of Essential Water to an 8 oz. glass of water). They’re also wonderful for cooking.
The strength is perfect! Essential Waters are easy to digest and gentle. The cardamom, peppermint and cinnamon are my personal favorites. I use the peppermint in my water during the summer—it’s so cooling and refreshing! I use the cardamom and cinnamon in warm water during winter, as they are warming and feel great in my belly.
If you want to order the Essential Waters and you live in Canada, you can order directly from Lucy. If you’re in the USA, you can order from Lucy or from Karen at Aromatics International (save on shipping!). Lucy and Karen both ship all over the world.
Below are some pictures of the distillery. If you’re reading this via email, you can visit the Aromahead Blog to see the slide show.