Highland Essential Oils: Medicinal Plant Cultivation & Agro-Processing at its Best
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are the fragrant, highly concentrated natural constituents that are found in plants. They are what give the plant its characteristic odour and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted. Essential oils are located in tiny secretory structures found in various parts of plants such as leaves (eucalyptus), berries (juniper), grasses (palmarosa), flowering tops (lavender), petals (rose), roots (angelica), zest of fruit (orange), seeds(coriander), resins (frankincense), bark(cinnamon) and wood (cedar).
These volatile aromatic liquids created by plants, help them maintain their own health and vitality. It helps to protect plants from insects, shield the plant from a harsh environment and help them adapt to their surroundings. By taking essential oils you are harnessing the protective and healing powers of a plant. It has been used by mankind for thousands of years to help enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Science has only recently begun to unravel how these precious liquids, and the chemical compounds they contain, can work to affect the body and mind.
About Highland Essential Oils
Highland Essential Oils is an innovative 100% family-owned South African company. It was established in 1992 by Flip Minnaar, a professional engineer, and his wife Riana on their family farm Vlakbult in the Clocolan district in the Free State’s eastern highlands, near the Maluti mountains of Lesotho. In 2018, a subsidiary company was founded in Zambia, next to the Zambezi River. Philna (Minnaar) and her husband Henry le Roux commenced with operation as Zambezi Essential Oils the following year. The farms produce coriander, yarrow, rosemary, thyme, orris root, tagete, artemisia and marjoram for the food, medicinal, perfume and industrial markets at national and international levels.
Customer service – We consistently provide exceptional service to satisfy the needs of our customers.
Quality and Productivity – We guarantee our products to be of a consistently top quality, meeting and ensuring customer satisfaction through continuous improvement.
Communication and People development – We promote good human relations, and the opportunity to be creative and innovative.
Participation and Empowerment – We develop an environment in which our employees can experience involvement that matters, accountability for problem solving, creativity and decision-making so as to add value to our company.
Safety Health and Housekeeping – We maintain the highest possible standard of safety and health in the work place environment.
Community responsibility – We uplift our community through job creation.
Processing and Factory
Highland Essential Oils have the following operations on their farm:
- Rose extraction & cohobation
- Coldpress Factory
- Laboratory for basic experiments for research and development
Owner and Founder
Tel: +27 (0) 83 303 8253
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