Essential Oil Distillers

Trips to Visit Essential Oil Distillers

by Andrea Butje on January 20, 2014

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 […]

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Lavender Distillation in France

by Andrea Butje on December 4, 2013

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!

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Rose Hydrosol from a French Distiller

by Andrea Butje on July 1, 2012

Recently, I visited a a lovely couple in France who have a rose distillery called Verdon, Roses and Aromes. They produce some of the most amazing rose hydrosol I’ve ever come across. They have beautiful fields of organically grown roses. 5,000 bushes, and planting more every year! Along with their sublime rose hydrosol, they craft […]

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Community Farms in South Africa: A Small Miracle

by Andrea on February 28, 2011

We recently received this story about community farms from one of our South African distillers and would love to share it with you! We have a very poor community in Bela Bela, who have quite a lot of land available to them because of the size of their tribal boundaries. (Bela Bela is about fours […]

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Morocco in Photos

by Maria on October 13, 2010

I hope you’re enjoying stories from my week traveling through Morocco–and all the Morocco photos I’ve been sending back! This amazing journey has given me the chance to experience the local essential oils and culture. I feel so fortunate to have the chance to connect with these people, their culture and the land itself. What […]

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Andrea’s Adventures: Morocco

by Maria on September 28, 2010

Andrea is in Morocco attending the annual IFEAT conference. IFEAT is the International Federation of Essential Oil and Aroma Trade. At the beautiful location, she has enjoyed food for lunch and snacks by the garden, Moroccan peppermint tea with traditional pouring style, relaxation in the multiple outside hammocks and beds among the tropical plants, the […]

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