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“Vetiver’s deeply penetrating roots and thousands of tiny fibrous rootlets reach out to drink in the aromatic molecules from the surrounding soil, which in turn become the multi-layered perfume notes of its dark amber oil. Sweet and heavy, with rich undertones reminiscent of precious woods and marshlands, the oil has widely varied olfactory characteristics depending on the type of earth it grows in.
Sara and David Crow travel the world to find the highest quality essential oils, flower essences, and other botanical treasures. In this video, you’ll go behind the scenes with the Crows on their journeys, meeting farmers and distillers, and learning how healing plants bring health and prosperity to communities all over the world.… Read more
Moena oil comes from a medicinal tree native to the Peruvian Amazon, a relative of the Brazilian Rosewood. Therapeutically, it cools and soothes irritated muscles and joints to create bodily comfort. With a grassy, green aroma, it relieves irritability and offers balance for both body and mind.… Read more
An excerpt from Sacred Smoke:
“‘Here in Ecuador,’ Dante explains, ‘Palo Santo is sacred, holy, mysterious, and powerful. It is the healer that the people go to when all doctors and medicines have failed. They go directly to the tree. They pray to it. It cures them.’”
Join us in celebrating the Earth, her abundance of blessings, and the way we can help the Earth, plants, and people through conscious commerce.… Read more
Thank you for your support throughout this dynamic, challenging and rewarding year. Thank you from everyone and everything that you have touched with your generosity, interest and kindness.
Thank you from the sandalwood trees of Hawaii and the palo santo trees of Ecuador, and the distillers that are working to regenerate their forests.… Read more
by David Crow
In the village of Azrou, situated in the Middle Atlas Mountains, we had the good fortune of meeting the women of the Al Amal Cooperative. Al amal in Arabic means hope; it is here that nine women have dedicated themselves to the preservation of traditional botanical medicine for the last seven years.… Read more
by David Crow
A cold fog was blowing through the forest. Hamid pulled the car over and let us out along with Mohammed, our guide for the morning. We were outside of Ifrane, where we had spent the night. He drove off down the winding mountain road, with plans to meet later in the day at an unknown destination.… Read more
First Impressions speak volumes.
My first impression of Floracopeia oils, when I met them years ago, was that they were connected to the lands from which the oils came. These were oils made from plants grown in their optimal environment, where they could meet their full potential, under the conditions that Mother Nature intended.… Read more
by Eric Cetnarski
Article published on triplepundit.com as part of the Lessons In Sustainable Business series by students at the Presidio Graduate School.
This morning I was greeted with a most enchanting message when I opened my email inbox. The email did not have anything to do with the usual day to day business matters that I am accustomed to receiving each morning.
The message was from David Crow. … Read more
Dear friends of Floracopeia,
It has been a dynamic and challenging year in the essential oil business; year that has brought us to an important juncture as a company.
We would like to remind everyone what our guiding vision has been from the beginning, and still is: to create a form of business that is reciprocal, not exploitative; that places the health and wellbeing of plants in the center of the business mandala, with our small company in the role of supporting those that take care of them.… Read more