Our Journey to an Eco-Distillery
Soon after we started distilling, we saw the inefficiencies in the essential oil industry. Just one small vial of essential oil required pounds of plant material. And we were using 400 gallons of water a day to distill. We started distilling essential oils to help bring people closer to nature. When we realized how wasteful the process could be, we decided to do things differently. We designed our own still to run off renewable energy, used a chiller to minimize water waste (by 100%!), and made sure all our plant material was upcycled and sustainably wild harvested. And here we are!
We partner with local businesses so that all of the plant material we distill with is upcycled and almost exclusively wildcrafted. What is upcycled plant material? Take Ponderosa Pine. It is one of our favorite essential oils. To distill Ponderosa Pine Essential Oil, Distillers would either cut down a whole tree or take many low hanging branches. Instead, we call up our local lumber mill that harvests Ponderosa Pine and gather limbs from Pines they have just cut down. We take the branches that would end up in a burn pile and use them to make our essential oils.