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by Andrea Butje on November 2, 2011

About a year ago, we received this story via email from one of our South African distillers about community farms and the power they hold to change lives for the better. This heartwarming story about the impact of community farms has been on my mind lately, and I’d love to share it with you again! […]

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Lemongrass That Does Not Irritate Your Skin? Really?

by Andrea Butje on July 22, 2011

Last year, I wrote a post about Lemongrass essential oil titled A Great Gentle Lemongrass Chemotype. The post is about a monoterpenol-rich Lemongrass essential oil from India that was new to me.┬áIt is such a lovely chemotype, and has all the anti-fungal properties of the aldehyde-rich Lemongrass, so it seemed worth mentioning again. Aldehyde-rich oils […]

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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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A Great Gentle Lemongrass Chemotype

by Andrea on October 8, 2010

I love Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus. The thing is, it can be skin irritating. I use it carefully, being sure to dilute it well. One great quality of Lemongrass is that it’s anti-fungal, due to the high levels of citral (neral and geranial). Sometimes I choose to use Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, instead–its geraniol content is anti-fungal, […]

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Guroo Farms Distillery is a group of certified organic farmers and distillers, with 550 acres of certified organic farm area. They’re located in the Tarai area of Uttranchal–one of the most fertile belts in India–in the foothills of the Himalayas. After three generations of farming in Tarai, Guroo Farms became an official entity in 2005 […]

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