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Wildcrafted Essential Oils come from plants gathered from their natural habitats in the wild. These plants are harvested in a sustainable manner without using any chemicals. Only certain parts of the plant are used, like the leaves or flowers. When using the roots or whole plant, harvesters typically plant seeds or seedlings to support the plant’s propagation. All of our Wildcrafted Essential Oils are sustainably harvested in order to avoid depleting wild species. Wildcrafted Oils are also considered to be Organic Essential Oils, since no fertilizers or chemicals were used.
Many people prefer the energy of Wildcrafted oils because they’re organic – nature’s most direct gift.e happen to agree – but the effect is certainly tainted once you learn that your supplier is not attuned to environmental and human rights issues. Never before have essential oils been so high in demand and so widely produced. It is our responsibility as ecologically-aware consumers to do all we can to mitigate the consequences of their production. Read more about sustainable wildcrafting in this blog post. Wildcrafting is also a traditional industry for many indigenous people and independent workers around the world who wildharvest plants.
We do a little wildcrafting ourselves, not for plants used to distill essential oils but for wonderful fresh fruit – we go blueberry picking up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, not far from our farm and business, where there are thousands of blueberry bushes growing wild on the hillsides. We pick what we need, always leaving some for the bears, birds and other creatures who roam the hills of Appalachia.