Meet The Artisan Aromatics Team​

Dr. Joie Power - Clinical Aromatherapy Consultant

Dr. Joie Power, PhD.

Clinical Consultant

Ivan G Prim / Owner/Manager

Ivan G. Prim

Owner / Manager

Mark & Sue Bayliff - Production Managers - Artisan Aromatics

Sue & Mark Bayliff

Project & Private Label / Project Managers

Providing The Best Essential Oils

That’s what we’re really all about. We specialize in the 100% pure therapeutic quality essential oils. Our inventory includes over 150 oils from 6 continents. All our oils are either organic, wildcrafted, or conventionally cultivated; the method of cultivation is always clearly indicated in the product descriptions and on the label. We have dedicated more than 20 years of quality assessment to refine our current inventory with many of our exceptionally fine essential oils coming direct from small-scale farms and essential oil distilleries.

Essential Oil SDS & GC-MS Reports: At Artisan Aromatics we’re serious about essential oil safety. That’s why our SDS & GC-MS testing by independent labs has been done on all of our essential oils: SDS & GCMS. We continually test different oils to insure our suppliers are sticking to our standards. To ensure freshness we order our oils in small batches each week, usually a pound or less at a time. It would be cost prohibitive to supply batch specific GCMS Reports when buying in such small quantity. We are having profiles made and updated to our website to speak to the quality of our oils.

To ensure maximum freshness, we bottle and label our oils only after receipt of orders. All of our oils are bottled by hand at our production and shipping facility, 517 Jim Creek Rd, Burnsville NC 28714, in the mountains of Western North Carolina, with personal care and concern for every bottle of oil and every order. No automated machines or cheap low-quality “made-in-China” oils here. And, even with our policy of bottling only after receiving orders, we are still able to ship most orders (domestic & international) within 2 days of the order being placed: Shipping. Returns can be made to the same location, 517 Jim Creek Rd, Burnsville NC 28714.

We are one of the very few purveyors of true enfleurage essential oils in world. These organic oils are extremely rare, made by hand in small batches using traditional methods based on those of the 18th & 19th centuries. Here’s some more info on Enfleurage.

While many of our customers are aromatherapy enthusiasts, most are aromatherapy and health care practitioners, teachers and perfumers. We are also the official essential oil provider for a group of over 50 hospitals, as well as many other healthcare facilities. We do our utmost to provide our customers with the best essential oils and the best service possible but, you don’t have to just take our word for it, here are what some of our customers have to say about us: Customer Reviews & Testimonials.

Our Philosophy and Mission

Artisan Aromatics was founded by its current owner, Ivan Prim, with the help of his wife, Joie Power, PhD, an internationally recognized authority on aromatherapy and the company’s professional consultant. Ivan and Joie share a lifelong love and respect for the natural world and a commitment to herbal medicine, alternative healing and environmental stewardship. Working with mid-sized and small-scale, artisanal distillers and suppliers around the world, we offer exquisite, therapeutic-quality essential oils and natural aromatic products which we strive to insure were produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

We are a small company and as we grow, we at Artisan Aromatics will always strive to maintain our commitment to providing personalized customer service. You will never be just an order at Artisan Aromatics; we appreciate your business and want to exceed your expectations. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a private labeling customer, or someone who just wants to explore the many uses of essential oils, we are here to help meet your essential oil needs.

Education has always been an important part of our mission. Through our blog and monthly newsletter we hope to foster a more informed, appropriate and effective use of essential oils. Joie also directs the Highlands School of Natural Healing & The Aromatherapy School, teaching the science of aromatherapy.

The Artisan Aromatics Promise

As the general public becomes aware of the uses of essential oils, a number of companies unfortunately sell products of dubious quality and make unsubstantiated claims regarding their benefits. Artisan Aromatics is different: We are guided by professional aromatherapists dedicated to promoting appropriate use of essential oils and furthering the understanding of their therapeutic value. We publish Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), GCMS Profiles, SDS Reports, and informational descriptions for our essential oils to inform customers of their properties and any cautions regarding their use.

We promise to do our best to bring you authentic, therapeutic-quality essential oils backed by great customer service. As part of our pledge, we do not make exaggerated claims about what essential oils can do, and, through our informational pages, newsletter and blog, we strive to provide our customers with accurate and well-researched educational information on essential oils and aromatherapy. While we cannot recommend specific essential oils to be used by any individual for specific purposes, we are always happy to answer any general questions you may have about how to use essential oils.

Every customer is important to us, and we stand behind the quality of our oils with a guaranteed 100% refund of purchase price on almost anything that you buy from our company that does not meet your expectations. The exception is our rare Enfleurage oils – sample first if you’re unsure if you will like or not. If you’re curious about a new oil, you can order a set of sample vials or request a free sample vial with your order.

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