Norfolk Essential Oils is
a Growers Co-operative based in the fens of Norfolk
If you have have any questions about our essential oils or require further information, we are always happy top hear from you. Feel free to contact us by email, fax or telephone to discuss any aspect of our products. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jasmine Floral water
The Jasmine floral water is now back in stock.
As from the 8th March 2013 all UK deliveries will need to be recorded. Some customers are selecting non recorded and unfortunately when these items are claimed as not delivered we are unable to trace them. For this reason we will now use recorded only which will require a signature before the item is left by the postman. We are then able to supply tracking information if required.
Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London
Welcome to 2013 and good bye to one of the wettest autumns ever experienced. early 2012 started off with a drought but after July things went steadily downhill and of course all the essential oils crops were affected as well as the food crops we produce. as a consequence of the wet weather weed control and harvesting became difficult as wet crops do not harvest very well, in fact we had around 3 chamomile fields that did not get processed at all. All herb crops love the sunshine but this was lacking during the summer and yields have suffered. Some prices have increased on the back of this and at present we are meeting our customer requirements. Extra plantings have been planned for this coming spring but at present we are still waiting for the land to dry out to enable us to get on with the work. In a few weeks the website is being upgraded and will hopefully be more user friendly and able to display more products on the screen at the same time
Aromatherapy Botle Box
Aromathrapy bottle boxes back in stock. Also new incense aromas available and new holder for the sticks. Metal and ceramic oil burner now in stock too. Bath fizzes available 4 different scents check them out in the online shop.
German chamomile seperation/filtration
With 2010 being a dry hot year we did not expect 2011 to be even drier yet it certainly was. We had virtually no rain from March through to July and this in turn affected many crops, herbs as well as our food crops. German chamomile and peppermint were worst affected and this gave lower yields, it has been so dry we have not achieved a second harvest with teh pappermint this year. Our lavender growers fields have all produced less flowers and in turn lower oil yields which we expect to affect pricing into the new year, with France having similar experiences the prices can only go higher. English chamomile did well on the better soil but yields on drying soils agin reduced yields. We are seeing similar results from the hyssop and melissa. New plantings will occur in the next few weeks and after the winter.
Planting chamomile April 2010
This summer has possibly been the hottest and driest we have experienced since we started producing essential oils over 12 years ago now. Although newly planted crops have struggled for moisture the established crops have produced less growth but oil yields are certainly higher on the those distilled so far. German chamnomile and English/Roman chamomile yields are possibly the best on record with quality good too. Lavender yields are also excellent from all the material currently being distilled.
New labels and Website
New labelling and bottles
Welcome to our new look website which is now up and running, one or two glitches in the first few days but hopefully you will find it is working fine now. We hope you like the new look and fresher feel of the site. Any feed back is warmly welcome. To compliment the website our essential oil and floral water labels have been redesigned to match. Some of our earlier labels were difficult to read and hopefully these new ones are brighter and clearer, many thanks for all those customers who have supplied feedback on this. A big thanks to all at Accent design in Norwich who did the brilliant work on the website and the new lables
Tea Tree Floral Water
New labelling and bottles
We have now added Tea tree floral water to our extensive range. Imported from an Australian distiller and requested by several customers. We will be adding myrtle, cypress and whitch hazel waters in a few days which will also be organic, imported direct from a French distiller
Orange Blossom Floral Water
Floral water bottle options
We are pleaseed to announce the addition of Orange Blossom Floral Water to our very extensive floral water range. Imported direct from the south european distiller this is a very fragrant and pleasant water and is available in all our current sizes. Bulk wholesale volumes also available. Visit the on line ordering to make your selection and view prices from £3.80 for 100mls in our standard blue p.e.p bottle
German Chamomile Harvest
Perfect crop of German chamomile
German chamomile harvest started on the 15th June which is the earliest we have ever harvested since we started growing this herb 12 years ago. Yields are looking good with the dark vivid blue oil being distilled of excellent quality. At the same time we are producing large volumes of German chamomile water which will be available later in the season
Organic Lavender Floral Water
Delivery of organic lavender for distilling
We now have available our own distilled Organic Lavender Water. We attained soil association certification for our distillery during the summer of 2008 and have distilled this from a contract customer who is growing organic lavender. Available in the online shop from £2.90 for 100ml. Also in 250ml and 1000ml sizes
Ken in a crop of English/Roman chamomile
2009 has started with some very cold weather which has delayed the spreading of the distilled herb waste back onto the fields, this action not only replaces organic matter back into the soil but also has some nutrient value which with the high costs of fertilser at the moment is a welcome alternative. Chamomile plants are again being planted by four growers this season, this is to replace areas of older plantation that are being taken out of production. We will be planting more melissa, yarrow, peppermint and thyme this year along with the seeding of hemp and German chamomile. After many years experrience in the growing and distilling of essential oils we are now expanding our retail (website) range to include oils not only distilled by ourselves but other businesses around the globe. This is partly due to requests from our many customers for quality reliable oils to complement our excisting range. New oils are being added from january onwards with many more appearing over the next few weeks. We are also asking for customers to email us if there is an oil they would like to se on our sales pages, with our many contacts in the trade we are able to source these. We are looking forward to a warmer summer this year which we hope will raise oil yields to their more traditional levels. If you have any requests for oils or further information please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Collecting Peppermint for Distillation
2008 harvest began in early June with the German chamomile, the melissa, peppermint, English chamomile and lavenders have followed on. August started with some wet and stomry weather and this slowed harvesting slightly. Herb distillation continued on and off well into October this season which is much later than normal and we had to fit it around all the other crop harvesting on the farms We have also distilled many other products for other growers such as lavender, Thyme, Sage and Lovage. Angelica roots were distilled in early November,along with some more lovage leaves and a root trial. Quality has been generally quite good with the distilleries great steam capabilities excelling in the damp times. Yields have been variable but in general it looks as if they are down again which will see some products in short supply For wholesale pricing contact us at email@example.com and for small bottle purchases visit our on line ordering page
Jasmine Floral Water
Debra filtering and bottling hydrosols
Due to the popularity of our extensive floral water/hydrosol range we are pleased to announce the addition of this wonderfully fragrant jasmine floral water. Produce by co-distillation of the jasmine flowers this is now available in 100ml 250ml and 1 litre bottles and will be a ideal adition for room fragrance as well as for personel use. Prices are from £3.45 for 100ml visit the online ordering page to order
Rose Scented Candles
Produced in Bulgaria in the valley of roses we now have available these rose scented candles which can be used as room fragrances or burnt as a traditional candle emitting the powerful rose aroma. These candles will burn for just over one hour and they stand approximately 6.5cm high Visit the on line ordering and select gifts to select this new addition to our range
Floral water bottles
Floral water bottle sizes available
To assist customers when making a choice of which floral water size to select we have included a photo of the three sizes, the 100ml blue pep bottle (smallest), the 250ml blue pep bottle and the larger 1 litre HDPE bulk bottle.
NATURAL AROMATHERAPY CREAMS
The new creams and new natural labels
Having launched two new creams during 2006 which formed part of the New Natural Aromatherapy range we continue to offer a hand cream and a hydrating face cream. Sourced for their natural ingredients the creams contain our own chamomile and lavender essential oils. The creams have a new livery and the labels are in green and black on a white pearlised jar. The jars have the famous Norfolk Essential Oils logo with the new natural green colour on the lids. The jars are double walled and contain a replaceable plastic shive to seal in the product after use and are made from a durable plastic which ia much lighter for shipping.# These products are proving very popular with our vistors to the distillery and the website customers. Visit the online ordering pages and select creams and lotions
Prince Charles meets NEOils Director
HRH Prince Charles meets Ken at Easton College, Norwich,Norfolk
During the autumn of 2004 Ken Goodger one of the founder directors of the Norfolk Essential Oils growers co-operative was invited to meet HRH Prince Charles on his visit to Easton College in Norfolk which is the counties Agricultural College. Ken who is pictured second from the right in the picture was introduced to Prince Charles who was interested in the history and current activities of the co-operative.He wished the growers every success in their venture. This is the second memeber of the Royal family to be introduced to the company as during the Royal Norfolk Show in 2003 Prince Andrew visited the companies stand in the Agricultural Diversification Tent and found out more about the companies activities.
English Hemp Essential Oil
Hemp Harvesting at Pates Farm
Following two years of successful trials under UK Government licence we are now able to offer our own grown and distilled Hemp essential oil. This has been harvested and steam distilled from the flowering parts of the cannabis sativa plant, it has been tested for any THC content at a Government approved laboratory and we are now able to offer this unique oil as UK produced. See the on-line ordering pages to purchase this oil
Shipping of oils Classified as Dangerous Goods
Watch out for this icon
Norfolk Essential Oils will now be shipping those oils classified as flammble as dangerous goods. This is in line with the IATA regulations for air shipping. We now have trained and certified staff that have completed the dangerous goods by air course and we can pack and ship all items under these regulations. Those products that are flammble will have the orange flame icon beside them on the ordering page. If you wish to select a flammable oil and are not in the UK please e-mail before selection to obtain the extra costs for shipping that may apply. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of dangerous goods shipping for overseas customers. It is illegal to ship flammable goods on any aircraft or ship without the correct packing and documentation. There are very high financial penalties for those not shipping correctly In certain countries the purchaser can also be prosecuted for purchasing flammable goods incorrectly shipped. For this reason we now use Fedex, TNT or Schenker who are experienced Shippers for these products.
Distillation Equipment Installed
Interior view of main distillery building
Following the completion of the 'New Distillery Building' during early summer 2003 the growers successfully moved and modified the excisting equipment into place in record time and with the help of Mec-A-Tecs excellent work force distillations were very quickly underway. With the modifications complete we have found that we now have more precise control over each individual distillation which allows us to fine tune to the very varied conditions that can occur in the field. We can now achieve high quality processing independent of the varying weather conditions that may occur.
New English Distilled Oils
We are proud to announce that we are able to offer in addition to our Frankincense and Myrrh oils as English distilled we now have available Asafoetida, Opoponax, Elemi and Galbanum oils. These have all been distilled here in our on farm distillery using imported gums/resins. Wholesale volumes of all of these oils are now available. Contact us at email@example.com for further details