Norway, IA (Vocus) May 13, 2008
You can learn how rose and other essential oils are made – and become eligible for prizes – by checking in on Aura Cacia’s daily trip blog May 20 to 29. Join Aura Cacia Commodity Manager Dave Showalter and Senior Brand Manager Mindy Seiffert online as they chronicle their adventures across Morocco and Bulgaria, and you might win one of the free daily prizes of Aura Cacia aromatherapy products worth $50 retail. All you have to do is correctly answer a few questions about the trip to become eligible.
Just bookmark the daily trip blog and return beginning May 20 to start learning how roses and other botanicals go from plants in the field to prized essential oils. You'll also learn about the land, lifestyles and people that Dave and Mindy encounter as they visit colorful villages like Rabat, Sofia, and Mirkovo (and perhaps Casablanca). Explore with them as they travel through the Balkan Mountains and look in on the farming and distillation of essential oils such as rose, rosemary, neroli, orange, lavender, wild chamomile and thyme.
Another important aspect of the sourcing trip includes evaluating the process of producing high quality essential oil and reviewing the yields and volume of the oils in various regions. Dave and Mindy will get to know the communities and fully understand how the climate and conditions affect the growing plants. They will also evaluate the potential for certifying some of the growers to join Aura Cacia's Well Earth ethical and sustainable sourcing program.
Previous Aura Cacia sourcing trips have been taken to Australia, France, Ukraine and Germany, as well as the Pacific Northwest. Archives of previous trip blogs can be read at http://www.auracacia.com/aromasourcing .
Aura Cacia® Aromatherapy
Aura Cacia® provides personal-care products made with 100% pure essential oils. Aura Cacia fulfills consumers' desires for comfort, health and safety in personal care products by combining the benefits of aromatherapy with practical products that can be used every day by the whole family. A sister brand, Aura Cacia Organics®, offers an extensive selection of organic aromatherapy products. Aura Cacia and Aura Cacia Organics are brands of Frontier Natural Products Co-op™. Find out more about Aura Cacia at http://www.auracacia.com .
Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier's website at http://www.frontiercoop.com .