Our Stewards






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Jud & Anne

Washington, USA | Morning Myst Botanics

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This is a story of serendipity of how one family’s passion for the land and plants met our pursuit for the 4,000 year old tradition of hydrosol distillation. And how we partnered to revive the family farm tradition along the Columbia River Valley in Northeastern Washington...

Jud & Anne

Raul, Pablo, Soledad & Mauricio

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As a proud Chilean, Raul has long invested in championing Chile’s precious wild rosehip to the world. His team, led by Pablo, Soledad and Mauricio along with seasonal collecting crews, steward the hundreds of thousands of acres of farms and ranches in Patagonia...

Raul, Pablo, Soledad & Mauricio

Fatima & Stefan

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In 2009, we stumbled upon World Artisan Guild led by a single entrepreneur named Stefan. He was working with a collective of twenty-two argan-producing women’s co-operatives. One stood out as superior. That was Al Amal – a self-governing, democratic co-op. The sole producer of our hand-pressed, certified organic, single-origin argan....

Fatima & Stefan

Gifty & Wayne

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Gifty, the daughter of a tribal elder in northwestern Ghana, set out to study abroad. She moved to Canada in the 1980s but always felt a strong connection to her home community in Wa. When visiting, she brought care packages to the women. While appreciative of the gesture, what they really wanted was work. Gifty was inspired to sell shea butter in Canada which had been handcrafted by the women in her home community for generations. Partnering with Wayne...

Gifty & Wayne

Madhi & Jamie

Somaliland | Böswellness

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Madhi Ibrahim and Jamie Garvey started Böswellness in 2004. Mahdi, a native Somalilander, wanted to start a business that kept him connected to his homeland. Visiting with the elders and community leaders, he heard the challenges they faced — endangered forests, drought and exploitation. By directly sourcing the resins from harvesters...

Madhi & Jamie

Direct Connections

Deep relationships with our harvesting communities. Fair wages to collectors, villages, farms and ranches. Investments in community providing school uniforms, grinding mills & sheds, roasters, and water wells. Strengthening multigenerational families, family farms & ranches, and women’s cooperative villages.

Local Impact

PLACES: Bio Bio, Chile | Sanaag region of Somaliland | Tiznet, Morocco | Columbia River Valley, WA | Kperisi & Konjeihi Villages, Northwestern Ghana

Supporting our stewards' missions

Reforestation projects in UNESCO protected biosphere. Contribution of 1,000 trees through the initiative “Reforestemos la Patagonia”. Multi-year studies on the health of Boswellia forests with the Centre for Frankincense Environmental and Social Studies (CFESS). Impacted 13 of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including poverty, health, education, water access, production & climate action.

Plant a seed and watch it grow


Hydrosols from family farms along the Columbia River Valley in Washington State. Argan from the Al Amal Cooperative in Morocco. Rosehip wild harvested from 25 farms and ranches in the Bio Bio of Chile. Shea butter from the villages of Kperisi and Konjeihi in northwestern Ghana.

Let’s explore how this all came about through serendipity and happenstance.

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Steward Stories

  • Sacred Resin: Our Frankincense Story

    Jamie Garvey, co-founded Böswellness; our Frankincense provider, with her husband Mahdi in 2004.

    December 16, 2022
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  • Into the Chilean Wilderness: Our Rosehip Story

    100% pure, nutrient dense, wildharvested, certified organic and cold-pressed rosehip seed oil.

    April 18, 2018
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  • Our Argan Story & The Women of Al Amal Cooperative

    Complex, divine, radiant — argan oil is a dream ingredient to nourish and support all skin and all ages.

    January 17, 2022
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  • The Spirit and Source of Our Shea Butter

    A vitality you can feel. A vitality you can smell. A vitality you can see on your skin.

    February 3, 2021
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  • Our Guide to HydroSoul Distillation

    Hydrosols are pure plant waters extracted through the ancient art of distillation.

    July 17, 2018
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  • Frankincense, a Sanctuary for the Skin and Soul

    Uplifting, clarifying and protective, Frankincense is a powerful botanical ally with a rich history.

    October 26, 2022
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  • A Complete Guide for Chilean Wild Rosehip Seed Oil

    Our Rosehip Seed Oil comes to us exclusively from over twenty-five farms and ranches that span hundreds of thousands of hectares, in the regions of Bío-Bío and Maule, Chile.

    May 2, 2021
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  • Evan's Journey to the Al-Amal Women's Co-operative

    Argan. Praised golden oil of the Atlas mountains.

    August 26, 2016
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  • The Faces of the Earth Ethical Project Kperisi Village, Ghana

    Highlights from Evan’s January 2014 trip to Kperisi Village in northern Ghana to visit the women of the cooperative responsible for our shea butter.

    October 27, 2015
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  • Douglas Fir Distillation Travel Log

    It is no accident our day of harvest was also the November full moon.

    May 18, 2015
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