Distiller

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. 

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Aliksir: A Canadian Essential Oils Distiller

by Andrea Butje on July 18, 2016

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 […]

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Aromatherapy from a Himalayan Distiller

by Andrea Butje on May 9, 2016

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. […]

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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 […]

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Andrea’s Trip to Morocco

by Andrea Butje on June 16, 2015

Morocco from Aromahead Institute A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to share some […]

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Distiller Spotlight: Naturalness

by Andrea Butje on September 15, 2014

I recently added a new distiller to the Aromahead Distiller Directory that I’d love to share with you. The company is called Naturalness! Naturalness is in the rural interior of Portugal in a small village name Louriçal do Campo, which is nested at the base of Serra da Gardunha in the district of Castelo Branco. In […]

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