At Appalachian Botanical Co., we always encourage our “conscious consumers” to dig deeper into the products they buy. Because we prioritize the planet and the people (and insects) who make our products, we invite you to consider the following when purchasing your honey:
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- Where was it harvested?
- Do they use pesticides on the flowers it’s harvested from?
- How is it harvested?
- How is it processed?
- Are the workers/harvesters treated fairly and paid a living wage?
- What flavors are they offering?
It’s hard to believe that the Appalachian Botanical Co.’s purple fields were once a surface coal mine. Here in Ashford, West Virginia, coal used to be the primary source of employment. When the coal industry collapsed, our community’s primary source of income went with it. The coal mines that remained were hit especially hard by the COVID pandemic, leaving over 6,000 Appalachian coal miners without a job.
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Our lavender fields were never meant to stand alone. We created Appalachian Botanical Co. to be the catalyst for a booming botanical industry that puts our land and our community back to work. The location and idea behind our lavender field and mission was no mistake – we are growing lavender and opportunities on and off the farm.
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Essential oils are everywhere, but not much thought is given to how they got there! The conscious consumer era is growing, with many people asking critical questions of the producers who make the products they use everyday. Essential oil is no different. Starting with growth and harvesting, there are many things to consider:
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