Originally Posted by catspaw66
Even though they are "all natural" how much waste comes from distilling them? What kind of energy does the manufacturing plant use? How do they keep pests and diseases off the raw crops? All these go into making a product more ecologically friendly.
Most of the sites I have perused talk about putting the flowers into spring water and exposing them to sunlight for a period of time. They come up with a "mother essence" which is then diluted with brandy, or shiso, or something else for the most part. Doesn't seem like much waste to me????
The one I know the most about is Green Hope Farms. They don't grow crops per se, but create gardens with a theme. Given their orientation, I'm pretty confident that you wouldnt find any but organic gardening practices there. No manufacturing plant....everything is done by hand.
Your points are valid, however, for many products that claim to be ecologically friendly with their end product.