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Everlasting - The Healer of Almost Everything

Everlasting - The Healer of Almost Everything

"Kurt Schnaubelt (left) sourcing Everlasting in the hillsides of Bosnia" As Helichrysum is generally gathered in June let’s take the occasion to ponder the intrinsic qualities of this oil. First of all it is interesting to realize that Helichrysum essential...

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St. Johnswort - From the desk of Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD

St. Johnswort - From the desk of Kurt Schnaubelt, PhD

Dear Friends, Recently we received a dream of an essential oil: A pristinely crisp distillate harvested from the St Johnswort population show in the image below. While St Johnswort has impressive therapeutic qualities I feel an oil of this pedigree...

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Peppermint

Peppermint: Underestimated Healing

Peppermint as we generally encounter it is a sterile hybrid between Watermint and Spearmint. It was recognized as such in 1696 in Mitcham, England and since then its cultivation has spread through Europe, the USA and beyond. Exquisite Therapeutic Properties...

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Neroli Grove

Neroli - Soothing Today's Worries and Anxieties

There is a tree with flowers of irresistible allure. Their fragrance is unique and soothes today's worries and anxieties. The Bitter Orange tree also has a most storied history in the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean. It has for centuries been...

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The Beauty of Sri Lanka

The Beauty of Sri Lanka

Rulers of the Spice World There were glorious aromas wafting all through the office when the spice oils from Sri Lanka arrived two days ago. Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove and Patchouli are fabulous representations of the beauty of Sri Lanka. The...

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Approaching Sault from the South on the D30 this little farmhouse greets the traveler on the right side

True Lavender from the Plateau de Sault

Demeter Certified High Altitude Lavender Lavender is a centerpiece of aromatherapy, a panacea for everyone seeking calm and serenity. This particular Lavender grows on the Plateau de Sault. Distillation at higher altitudes proceeds at somewhat lower temperatures than distillation at sea...

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