About Artisan Aromatics

Dr. Joie Power, PhD.

Clinical Consultant

Ivan G. Prim

Owner / Manager

Lexi Mills

Marketing Manager

Sue & Mark Bayliff

Project & Private Label / Project Managers

Former Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia, alternative healing practitioner (herbal, aromatherapy & other methods).
Owner, CEO, CFO, manager, buyer, seller, order taker, service rep, advertiser, labeler, bottler, packer, shipper, designer, and wearer-of-all-other-hats.
A yoga teacher who can be found in the blending lab bottling oils and online doing customer service and digital media marketing.
Great team that handles all of our bottling, shipping and labeling. Mark is Production manager and Sue handles Special Projects and Private Labeling as well as a whole bunch more.

Our Essential Oils

We specialize in 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Our inventory includes over 150 oils from 6 continents. All our oils are either certified organic, wildcrafted, or conventionally cultivated; the method of cultivation is always clearly indicated in the product descriptions and on the label. We have dedicated more than 20 years of quality assessment to refine our current inventory with many of our exceptionally fine essential oils coming direct from small-scale farms and essential oil distilleries.

To ensure maximal freshness, we bottle and label our oils only after receipt of orders. All of our oils are bottled by hand here at our shop in the mountains of Western North Carolina, with personal care and concern for every order. No automated machines or cheap low-quality “made-in-China” oils here.

We are one of the few purveyors of true enfleurage essential oils in North America. These organic absolutes are very rare, made in small batches at artisanal distilleries, and are among the finest in the world.

While many of our customers are aromatherapy enthusiasts, most are aromatherapy and health care practitioners, teachers and perfumers. We are also the official essential oil provider for a group of over 50 hospitals, as well as many other healthcare facilities.

Our Philosophy and Mission

Artisan Aromatics was founded by its current owner, Ivan Prim, with the help of his wife, Joie Power, PhD, an internationally recognized authority on aromatherapy and the company’s professional consultant. Ivan and Joie share a lifelong love and respect for the natural world and a commitment to herbal medicine, alternative healing and environmental stewardship. Working with mid-sized and small-scale, artisanal distillers and suppliers around the world, we offer exquisite, therapeutic-quality essential oils and natural aromatic products which we strive to insure were produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

We are a small company and as we grow, we at Artisan Aromatics will always strive to maintain our commitment to providing personalized customer service. You will never be just an order at Artisan Aromatics; we appreciate your business and want to exceed your expectations. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a private labeling customer, or someone who just wants to explore the many uses of essential oils, we are here to help meet your essential oil needs.

Education has always been an important part of our mission. Through our blog and monthly newsletter we hope to foster a more informed, appropriate and effective use of essential oils. Joie also directs the Highlands School of Natural Healing & The Aromatherapy School, teaching the science of aromatherapy.

The Artisan Aromatics Promise

As the general public becomes aware of the uses of essential oils, a number of companies unfortunately sell products of dubious quality and make unsubstantiated claims regarding their benefits. Artisan Aromatics is different: We are guided by professional aromatherapists dedicated to promoting appropriate use of essential oils and furthering the understanding of their therapeutic value. We publish Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and informational descriptions for our essential oils to inform customers of their properties and any cautions regarding their use.

We promise to do our best to bring you authentic, therapeutic-quality essential oils backed by great customer service. As part of our pledge, we do not make exaggerated claims about what essential oils can do, and, through our informational pages, newsletter and blog, we strive to provide our customers with accurate and well-researched educational information on essential oils and aromatherapy. While we cannot recommend specific essential oils to be used by any individual for specific purposes, we are always happy to answer any general questions you may have about how to use essential oils.

Every customer is important to us, and we stand behind the quality of our oils with a guaranteed 100% refund of purchase price on anything you buy from our company that does not meet your expectations. If you’re curious about a new oil, you can request a free sample vial of it with your order.