Anatta Market Essential Oils:
Pure quality essential oils – from lavender, frankincense, peppermint, chamomile and more – at more accessible prices and delivered directly from source farms is now available from global online marketplace Anatta. Without intermediary suppliers, Anatta partners with farms worldwide to eliminate add-on costs while ensuring the purest quality of the products. Essential oils offer a multitude of uses from aromatherapy to daily soothing and household cleaning applications that have been touted by a range of therapists, practitioners of traditional medicine, and many others. Anatta is equally committed to ecological sustainability and social responsibility with ground level programs designed to not only give farmers a larger percentage of the earnings but assists them in the strategic management of their resources, as well as helping build thriving communities through social and medical services. According to Anatta co-founder and CEO Joshua Thomerson, “We felt very strongly about establishing a fair platform that invests in the future of these farmers. Sources around the world are drastically diminishing and we wanted to share our firsthand experience at these various corners of the world, where growing natural products are a way of life that needs to be nurtured. Anatta is committed to creating the opportunity to build a better future for everyone.”Anatta’s initial rollout includes a variety of essential oils from around $17 – $60) with more raw goods such as teas, olive oils, and spices coming soon. A couple of my favorites include:
Lavender: Lavender Essential Oil, widely used for aromatic therapy, relaxation, calming effects, and skin healing, is steam distilled from the freshly cut flowering tops and stalks of Lavandula angustifolia. Cultivated in many regions around the world, the oil has a sweet, floral-herbaceous, and refreshing odor which is characteristic of the flowering tops of Lavender.
Frankincense: Frankincense essential oil is widely used by aromatherapists for its therapeutic properties. This Frankincense is harvested in the Bari and Sanag region of Somaliland and Puntland, a critical source of income for the 600 some odd small farmers working in the small network of villages.