Organic Geranium Rose and Patchouli Origin Story

We buy our Organic Patchouli and Geranium Rose direct from source from a privately-owned local company with its own farms in the Eastern Region of Rwanda, known as the Kayonza District. The Kayonza District is the agricultural hub of Rwanda.

We buy our Organic Patchouli and Geranium Rose direct from source from a privately-owned local company with its own farms in the Eastern Region of Rwanda, known as the Kayonza District. The Kayonza District is the agricultural hub of Rwanda.


Over two decades after the war and genocide of 1994, which claimed the lives of over 1 million Tutsi people, Rwanda has begun to recover, with industry and the economy stabilising. The devastation of the genocide has left a very large population of widows and children; women who lost their husbands in the genocide with families to feed and no way of supporting themselves.


The cultivation and distillation of essential oils has provided a lifeline to many of these women. With the support of the Rwandan Government, projects have been set up all over the country, training the women and giving them the tools and starting materials to be able to build a livelihood for themselves and their families. We are proud to support one of these projects.


Over two decades after the war and genocide of 1994, which claimed the lives of over 1 million Tutsi people, Rwanda has begun to recover, with industry and the economy stabilising. The devastation of the genocide has left a very large population of widows and children; women who lost their husbands in the genocide with families to feed and no way of supporting themselves.


The cultivation and distillation of essential oils has provided a lifeline to many of these women. With the support of the Rwandan Government, projects have been set up all over the country, training the women and giving them the tools and starting materials to be able to build a livelihood for themselves and their families. We are proud to support one of these projects.

Established in 2016, this pioneering project in Rwanda for high quality, pure, natural and organic essential oils. After 3 years of mastering the cultivation process for a variety of aromatic crops, they began to distil their own crops and in 2019 started to export fully certified organic essential oils to the global market.

Established in 2016, this pioneering project in Rwanda for high quality, pure, natural and organic essential oils. After 3 years of mastering the cultivation process for a variety of aromatic crops, they began to distil their own crops and in 2019 started to export fully certified organic essential oils to the global market.

How cultivating and distilling essential oils has helped the women from the communities torn apart by war.

How cultivating and distilling essential oils has helped the women from the communities torn apart by war.

Many women work on the large farm, cultivating Geranium Rose and Patchouli, where they are given a reliable and constant salary. Others are given starter materials and training and chose to grow the plants on their own land. The plants grow very well in the region and provide a good price when sold. 


The families that rely on this project are able to pay for school fees and supplies for their children securing the futures of the next generation. They can afford medical insurance, pay rent or even buy their own houses. This project has enabled many families to save up for their future.

Many women work on the large farm, cultivating Geranium Rose and Patchouli, where they are given a reliable and constant salary. Others are given starter materials and training and chose to grow the plants on their own land. The plants grow very well in the region and provide a good price when sold. 


The families that rely on this project are able to pay for school fees and supplies for their children securing the futures of the next generation. They can afford medical insurance, pay rent or even buy their own houses. This project has enabled many families to save up for their future.

Naissance is very proud to support this project and to be the first export buyer of these beautiful organic essential oils.


By buying from us you can support these remarkable women too.

Naissance is very proud to support this project and to be the first export buyer of these beautiful organic essential oils.


By buying from us you can support these remarkable women too.

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