Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery — CHONGON (GUAYAQUIL), ECUADOR
Building this farm and its state-of-the-art distillery started as one of Gary Young’s passion projects. Today Guayaquil’s tropical climate helps nurture Young Living’s 2,000 acres of rich soil, year-round harvests, and lush botanical life. This farm supports a year-round growing season of an abundance of palo santo trees, along with ample cultivation of lemongrass, ruta graveolens, and many more local plants and herbs.
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Mera Ocotea Farm — PASTAZA PROVINCE, ECUADOR
The Mera Ocotea Farm occupies nearly 120 acres in Ecuador’s Pastaza Province. The province benefit from year-round rain, the primary water source for what will soon be 6,000 Ocotea trees. This native Ecuadorian tree produces Ocotea essential oil, which contains the naturally occurring constituent alpha-humulene and is commonly used for its soothing and comforting benefits. The farm will be surrounded by wildlife corridors, which will link habitats that protect and re-establish threatened populations.
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