travel

The Trip of a Lifetime!

by Andrea Butje on April 7, 2014

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 […]

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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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Distiller Spotlight: Florihana in the South of France

by Andrea Butje on February 10, 2011

Florihana is a distillery in the south of France. This is their mission statement: “At the foundation of our commitment to create the Florihana distillery were two main aims: respect for nature and development of highly therapeutic certified organic products for aromatherapists.” I believe they have accomplished both! Florihana uses organic farming techniques for plants […]

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21 Drops: An Innovative New Essential Oil Company

by Andrea on November 15, 2010

Cary Caster, an Aromahead Institute graduate, has created an innovative and exciting new essential oil company called 21 Drops. The 21 Drops website’s homepage begins with this: “21 Drops is a thoroughly modern line of therapeutic grade essential oils. Our artisan blends are 100% natural, organic or wild crafted. Tried, tested and incredibly effective. Designed […]

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As educators, we have the privilege of reading and grading research papers written by Aromahead students with many perspectives and unique insights. Tomoko is an Aromahead student studying with the online Aromatherapy Certification Program. She recently submitted her research paper and I asked her permission to share the end of her paper with you. “We […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Bergamot Mint

by Andrea on June 14, 2010

Common name: Bergamot Mint Latin name: Mentha citrata Bergamot Mint essential oil is one of my favorites. The aroma is minty with citrus undertones and very fresh! It contains two significant chemical components–linalol and linalyl acetate. So what’s significant about linalol and linalyl acetate? Properties of linalol: airborne antimicrobial, analgesic (always welcome!), calming, antibacterial, anti-fungal (candida), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, […]

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