My trip to Ecuador, the Middle of the World

Posted: January 23, 2012 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Visiting my family is one of the reasons I love to go to my country, Ecuador. The other one is the joy of visiting so many interesting places and learning about the richness of that country. I import 4 essential oils from Ecuador –  Cardamom, Ginger, Palo Santo and Eucalyptus Globulus (unrectified).  My clients always rave about the difference in the smell and strength of these oils.  The reason is that Ecuador is home to unique Andean herbs that possess potent therapeutic properties and are sourced from indigenous communities. The oils are harvested in an organic and environmentally sustainable manner and are thus free of pesticides and harmful chemicals. Ecuador is a country rich in natural resources. All year long, the sun shines for twelve hours a day, bathing the plants and the earth in its light.  The Equator line crosses this country with high mountains up to 20.000 feet above sea level and lush rainforests. Due to the unique environmental factors, the  herbs and spices of Ecuador develop a distinctive therapeutic quality. Most of the people of Ecuador are poor with farming as their main source of livelihood. Harvesting these plants and distilling the oil gives families the opportunity to make a fair wage and build the economy of their village. I would love to share some pictures with you, I know you’ll enjoy them and will want to come with me to visit this paradise. Click on image to see full album [ReflexGallery id=’1′]