Hollow_ridge_story1

Issa’s fascination with plants goes way back. Like to the West Virginia farm where she was raised with no electricity by her Buddhist dad and Southern California mom. Her earth-loving parents taught her about gardening and the practical uses for herbs, of course. She set about fine-tuning that knowhow under a noted aromatherapist, then bought a 20-gallon copper still, called up a few lavender-raising friends and started blending away. Of her 200-odd tries, three scents emerged as the clear winners, the ones that she blends today using carefully-sourced, therapeutic-grade oils.