I want to introduce you to Herbert Strobl, an amazing essential oil distiller who runs a business called Botanical Specialties. Herbert’s distillery is located in the Canadian portion of the Cascade mountain range facing the Pacific Ocean. He runs a certified organic essential oil herb farm and distillery. Herbert is a Horticultural Engineer from […]
Guroo Farms Distillery is a group of certified organic farmers and distillers, with 550 acres of certified organic farm area. They’re located in the Tarai area of Uttranchal–one of the most fertile belts in India–in the foothills of the Himalayas. After three generations of farming in Tarai, Guroo Farms became an official entity in 2005 […]
What could be more delightful than the bright, sparkling citrus aroma of freshly distilled Bergamot? About two years ago, Cindy and I traveled to Calabria in the south of Italy to visit an organic Bergamot essential oil distiller. Distiller Giuseppe Cuzzupi and his sister Elena warmly welcomed us at our hotel with regional bottles of […]
We recently spoke to Joe Orcutt from Hood River Lavender Farms. Hood River is an essential oil distillery, wholesale farm and u-pick farm that actually consists of three certified organic farms. In addition to lavender, Hood River’s farms produce pears, nectarines, plums, pluots, apricots, blueberries, grapes and other berries. Here’s what Joe had to share […]
Our wonderful Nepal German Chamomile distillers!
Mark, an essential oil distiller in South Africa, has sent me two kilos of his Frankincense essential oil, distilled from the resins he acquired on his trip. Here is Mark’s story, in his words: Mark has always been deeply interested in Frankincense from Arabia and Somaliland. Arabia and Somaliland are the homes of the highest […]