The Story of Bhutan’s First-Ever Jatamansi Essential Oil

Our limited-release Bhutan Jatamansi Essential Oil comes to you from Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayan mountains.

Bhutan is known for its monasteries, fortresses, and dramatic landscapes — from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In 2013, the government announced its plan for Bhutan to become the first country in the world with 100 percent organic farming.

Bhutanese red rice is the country's most popular known agricultural export, along with Bhutanese apples and oranges.

In 2021, Floracopeia was honored to support the establishment of a small scale distillery that has now produced the world’s first and only Bhutanese jatamansi oil from sustainably wild-harvested plants growing in the high alpine regions.

We’re honored to partner with this trailblazing ethical distiller, Karma, as he brings fresh economic opportunities to Bhutan’s local communities.

Karma pays fair and equitable wages to the harvesters, who hand-pick roots from remote Himalayan valleys. . They carry the roots down from the high mountains of Dagala on horseback. Once they arrive in Paro, the roots are dried distilled. Watch the video below to see the journey and watch the still from arrival, to blessing, to producing the first drops!

Every stage of this small-scale operation is carefully planned, executed, regulated, and managed — all while prioritizing sustainability for the plant.

The Bhutanese government pays close attention to harvesting regions, and each section of harvesting occurs only once every five years. This rotation system and harvesting limits ensure healthy recovery and growth of the plant — expanding the species’ population and maintaining sustainable ecosystems for future harvests.

The resulting Bhutan Jatamansi Essential Oil is a first-of-its-kind, sweeter-scented version of our Jatamansi Essential Oil, a longtime Floracopeia community favorite.

This new high-quality, ethically sourced, small-batch, artisanal jatamansi from Bhutan features impressive aromatherapy benefits, including:

    • Deep, restorative sleep
    • Vivid dreams
    • Rejuvenated mornings
    • Greater tranquility and serenity
    • Reduced anxiety, depression, and stress
    • A warm, earthy, soft, sweet scent that can be used as a single-note perfume

Because this unique Bhutan Jatamansi Essential Oil is made in such small batches, our limited releases of this botanical treasure always sell out quickly — when we do have it in stock. Discover more about the powerful benefits of Bhutan Jatamansi — and add this magical, aromatic oil to your collection (or get notified as soon as we receive our next batch).

As our fast-growing distillation partner continues to provide fair wages and more jobs to the local communities in Bhutan, greater economic opportunities to cultivate, harvest, and distill a variety of unique Bhutanese botanicals are sure to be on the horizon.

As a member of our Floracopeia community, you already play an important part in this story — thank you. We look forward to sharing even more Bhutanese essential oils with you very soon.

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