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 […]
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 […]
Today is not my usual day. It’s the beginning of a month-long distiller trip! Today I will be arriving in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, to visit a frankincense distiller! Not only will I get to meet the people behind the process of producing Frankincense essential oil, but I’ll get to see literal […]
Botanica2014, the international Aromatherapy conference created by Rhiannon Lewis, brings together scientists, educators and those passionate about herbal medicine and clinical aromatherapy. Botanica is raising money for three essential oil distillers to come to the conference at very little personal cost to them. Kailash Dixit is a Nepal based distiller and herb grower. His business, […]
I just love visiting essential oil distillers. They’re all such warm people who care deeply about the plants they grow and the oils they distill. Over the past few years, I’ve blogged about several of my trips to visit essential oil distillers around the world. This is a list of those blog posts featuring distilleries in […]
This is a short slideshow /voiceover from a trip I took to visit several lavender essential oil distillers in France. Enjoy! Visit the Aromahead YouTube channel to watch Aromatherapy blending videos!