In an effort to provide you with regular updates regarding our international supply chain, we will be regularly posting here on the blog. Please keep in mind, we are never guaranteed to receive an international package on the date planned, due to customs and other factors. … Read more
Skincare with a greater purpose. Yes, our skincare effectively creates gorgeous skin. And, this botanical line also supports many sustainable, ecologically sound projects throughout the world.
We use organic and ethically wildcrafted ingredients from healthy ecosystems. We are directly linked to poverty alleviation programs established to bring plant-based prosperity to the communities that care-take these environments.… Read more
“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.
“‘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.’”
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
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
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
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.
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