Our distillery is currently in the process of being moved down to the beautiful area of Karangahake Gorge. We are perfectly located on the Ohinemuri Winery Estate overlooking Mt Karangahake.
Its the ideal setting for a herb farm. At this point, we grow herbs for our skin care and hope to soon be producing both the essential oils that we mainly use as well as the carrier oils such as flaxseed oil.
Nutrients are key to good skin health. For this reason, Tina has designed the gardens according to permaculture design principles which values the soil as a key component to enriching crops.
” In this day and age our soils are depleted of vital nutrients. Organic growing is a step in the right direction, however even this method can overlook soil nutrition. At The Stillroom, we focus on building the soils mineral levels so our plants are able to utilise a diverse range of nutrients which then gets passed on to the skin ” Tina Dion, Owner and Head Dermal Therapist.
All our practices are spray free and we are working to minimise our impact on the environment through reuseable packaging and conserving energy useage.