distillers

A Great Way to Give Thanks to Essential Oil Distillers!

by Andrea Butje on January 25, 2016

Edit: The raffle is now closed! Check the blog on Monday, February 3, 2016 to see the list of winners. Botanica2016, the international Aromatherapy conference created by Rhiannon Lewis, brings together scientists, educators, essential oil distillers and those passionate about herbal medicine and Aromatherapy. Aromahead Institute is raising money to cover the costs for three essential oil distillers to […]

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Sandalwood from Summit Vanuatu

by Andrea Butje on December 7, 2015

Sandalwood has such a warm, sweet, woody aroma, and it’s an amazing essential oil for skin care. It’s a favorite oil for many Aromatherapists, and I personally adore it. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to my friends at Summit Vanuatu! Summit Vanuatu is the second largest resource of sandalwood in the world. […]

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A Distiller With a Huge Heart: Globarom!

by Andrea Butje on November 10, 2014

During my time on Mahe in the Seychelles, my natural perfumery teacher, Isabelle Gelle, took us to visit a distillery called Globarom. The distiller is Mustafa Harum Bristol. He has a fantastic distillery and I was really inspired by his work. He is the only essential oil distiller in the Seychelles. He built his own […]

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The Spice Market in Dubai

by Andrea Butje on May 26, 2014

Early one morning, we took a small boat across a canal in Dubai to reach the spice and herb market. This is not your ordinary market—the spice market is filled with the aroma of burning frankincense resins, and with the colorful, aromatic presence of the herbs and spices being sold. Every few steps someone is doing their […]

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Citrus Essences From South Africa

by Andrea Butje on May 19, 2014

While in South Africa, I visited an extraordinary citrus production facility. I was excited to see this particular facility because they produce citrus essences, which are different than essential oils. Essences are extracted from the juice of the citrus rather than the peel, giving them a vital, bright, sparkling aroma. The picture above is of oranges that […]

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Tea Tree Plantation in South Africa

by Andrea Butje on May 12, 2014

In this picture, I’m standing next to a farmer who has just finished harvesting tea tree. We are in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, and I am so happy to be in this beautiful tea tree plantation! After the tea tree is cut, it’s brought to the distillery where Bruce, a master distiller, carefully distills […]

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