Sourcing Aromatic Botanicals
- Botanical Efficacy
- Botanical Nuances
- Limited Quantity
To ensure efficacy and an experience of the highest
quality we personally source every botanical
ingredient used in Bio Alchemy Olfactive products,
working closely with farmers, ethnobotanists,
harvesters, distillers, and surrounding communities
throughout the world.
The herbs, flowers, roots, fruits, and resins that make up our proprietary formulas are sourced with an eye towards sustainable growth practices, mindful cultivation and extraction, and reverence for the cultural traditions that have dictated their use for centuries. All materials are raw, unrefined, and wholesome, allowing them to retain their full complex aroma profile while preserving their most effective phyto nutrients.
We research all botanical ingredients, studying their plant species and variety, soil composition, climate, altitude, and chemical constituents. We have participated in the actual harvesting and distillation of these materials to achieve a more holistic understanding of their power, application, and synergy with other botanicals. Our deep knowledge of these ingredients empowers us to provide a unique and unusual sensory experience that embodies the finest of earth’s luxuries.
Our health and our very existence are inextricably linked to the health of our planet, in all of its vibrant bio-diversity. With this in mind, Bio Alchemy Olfactive offerings are sustainably wildcrafted, one hundred percent organically cultivated, and/or biodynamic. Traceability and sustainability are essential to our mission. No wild live trees are cut down for our distillations. We work exclusively with distillers who utilize scrap or naturally fallen material and prioritize branches over tree trunks to maintain the longevity of natural forest populations.
All products are formulated in Bio Alchemy Olfactive’s private lab. Each bottle is hand poured, labeled and packaged. We prioritize eco-friendly and responsibly sourced packaging in an effort to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. Our shipping materials, including boxes, water activated tape, protective wrap, and shipping labels are plastic free and made from 100% post consumer waste with recycled ink, making them fully recyclable and naturally biodegradable. No forests are damaged in the production of these materials. Products packaged in glass vials are intended for reuse and are tied with hand spun natural Peruvian alpaca twine produced by the women of a small community in Peru with whom we work.
A magical process through which the combination of raw materials calls forth transformation. Alchemy represents the basis of modern science and humanity’s ancient pursuit to explore, control and make use of nature. Alchemists sought divinity, knowledge, and release from the limitations of the physical world by submitting botanical and mineral substances to heat in water baths and stills. In uncovering practical knowledge about matter and sophisticated theories about its hidden nature, the alchemical process serves as a metaphor for the growth of the human soul through conflict, crisis, and change.
Our distillates undergo alchemical transformations that are perfected for each individual plant species, maximizing their potential to bring pleasure and efficacy to all who use them. By working with distillers from around the world and through continuous exploration and experimentation, innovate essential oils and extraction techniques. We work with artisanal and master distillers of the world with mostly hydro, steam distillation of fresh plant material. All plant matter is organically cultivated, sustainably wild harvested or biodynamically farmed. Our unconventional practices and approach to aromatic medicine allows us to offer the highest quality essential oils and extractions for immediate results.
Our extraction processes and techniques: hydrodistillation, steam distillation, co distillation, cold pressed, super critical extraction, and maceration to name a few.
Our ever evolving planet may offer slight nuances in chemical composition for any particular flower or plant year to year, although our formulas will not change. Because we use fresh distillations and extractions from the most recent season’s harvest, it may be possible to detect subtle nuances in scent of certain oils. This evolution is something we embrace as part of the beauty of working holistically with all natural materials.
In an effort to avoid over harvesting and exploitation of any plant material, some of our offerings are only available in limited quantities. Exotic and artisanal distillations, one-time extractions, and materials sourced from indigenous communities may have limited stock. Once sold out, they may not be available for purchase again until the following season. Similarly, all handmade objects are one of a kind pieces each bearing their own unique qualities. Please savor them.