We’re back with Episode 39 of the Real World Paleo Podcast. Christine talks with Veriditas Botanicals national educator Terra Johnson about their unique 100% organic essential oils based on the French medical aromatherapy model and their partnership with a French co-op that uses only organic sustainable farming methods.
We also talk about the many therapeutic and cooking uses for their essential oils, hydrosols and wellness formulas.
1:33 Back story on Veriditas Botanicals and founder Melissa Farris
4:17 What led to Terra’s interest in essential oils?
5:44 Why the name Veriditas Botanicals?
6:48 Why the partnership with Pranarom?
8:38 What are essential oils?
10:04 What’s the history of aromatherapy and the difference between the French medical aromatherapy model and the English model?
13:38 What is ECOCERT organic certification?
16:24 Landmass needed to make a lavender essential oil and herbicides
19:06 Volume of roses to produce an essential oil and sustainable farming practices
21:38 What is a therapeutic grade essential oil and how does that differ from 100% organic certification?
26:06 Hydrosols and wellness formulas by Veriditas Botanicals
31:48 TMJ and Just Plain Relief with helichrysum
37:04 How did Melissa find the co-op in France and the French couple that distills essential oils
40:49 Melissa’s hands-on approach to co-op partners
42:34 How do you educate customers about therapeutic uses of essential oils such as lavendar?
48:08 Aromatherapy chemistry reference chart, recipes and cooking recommendations
53:17 What advice do you have for people who are new to using essential oils?
58:00 Customers who experienced the medicinal benefits of your essential oils
103:46 What’s the shelf life of essential oils?
Retail stores for Veriditas Botanicals (visit Where to Buy)
Online Rosemary’s Garden
therapeutic uses for lavender
Useful aromatherapy chemistry reference chart
Next Episode: I will be interviewing Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Andrea Grunberger Moore about her uses of physical therapy and pain management techniques to treat a variety of chronic conditions.
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