Marju Kivi, PORTUGAL

Naturalness essential oil distillery: Observing the natural plant growing cycle with Cistus ladaniferus

Naturalness Essential Oil Distillery is one of the featured artisan distillers for botanica2020

Marju and her partner Marco are owners of Naturalness Essential Oil Distillery based on the site of an 18thcentury watermill close to the Gardunha mountain range in central Portugal. Since 2012 they have been working with producing essential oil and hydrosol from wild harvested plants - with a special focus on Cistus ladaniferus which will be the subject of their botanica2020 presentation. They are gradually introducing other wild plants to their collection as well as those under organic cultivation. Their goal is to make a wider collection of Portuguese essential oils and hydrosols.