Our Distillery was built during the winter of 2016 and began its activity in July 2017. The first distillation was from Nepeta Cataria and since then I have produced a large amount of essential oils and Hydrolates that you can see in the Shop.
On the other hand, I exported our plants and seeds to other regions of Catalonia and France, obtaining in return a great variety of essential oils that are very difficult to produce in our increasingly drier and hotter environment.
Essences Cat is deeply committed to sustainable, renewable practices. From the cultivation, harvesting and foresting processes that follow the biodynamic calendar to the solar energy we use to power our distillery.
We have created a renewable water circuit between our 100m deep well, pond and rain water collection points, the motors powered directly by solar power.
All residues from the distillation process are organic and are recycled in our garden.
As well as keeping our CO2 emissions as low as possible, we also help maintain our local environment by clearing the villages forests and verges of invasive plants such as stinky fleabane. Our distillery was built during the winter of 2016, and began it’s production in the summer of 2017. The first distillation was of Nepeta cataria, and since then we’ve produced a variety of essential oils that you can find in our shop.
We also work in collaboration with Catalonia and France, sharing our rare seeds with associates in regions which are not as dry and hot as in the Mediterranean basin, and so give a greater yield of essential oils.