Essential Oil Distillers

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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Win Two Great Prizes on Aromahead’s Upcoming Webinar!

by Andrea Butje on August 17, 2014

I’m so excited to announce a contest that I’ll be holding on Aromahead’s upcoming webinar, “All About Aromatherapy Certification”! If you want to become a Certified Aromatherapist, this webinar is perfect for you. You could win a lifetime membership to Aromahead’s Component Database and Distiller Directory (valued at more than $550)! How to Become Eligible […]

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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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