Body Bliss, a leading natural product manufacturer, announced that founder Nick James is launching a 20-day tour, Aromatic Odyssey for the Barefoot Botanist, to celebrate his botanical roots and network of artisanal and co-operative farmers and distillers across Europe. “This very personal journey will take us to some of the farms we use to source the wonderful oils that make up our products, and end at the burial place of my great grandparents and grandparents,” says James. “We will visit the farm my great grandparents used to tend—where my passion for plants and the natural world was kindled.” James spent his early years following his grandfather and uncles in search of rare plants, which is where “barefoot botanist” derived from. “My wife and I are so excited to undertake this botanical pilgrimage,” says James. “Our Aromatic Odyssey will take us from the extreme east of Europe for the romance of the rose harvest, then to the land of my forebears in England where the chamomile, hyssop, and peppermint grow. We will stop in Croatia—the home of the world’s most treasured helichrysum oil—and in the meadows of Provence, France where we source our sweet lavender, thyme, and clary sage.” The Aromatic Odyssey tour will be documented on the company’s blog here.
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