Aromada operates from a little village adjacent to the magnificent SEA OF GALILEE called Menahemya.
A tributary of the Jordan River flows through the outskirts of our village and the view of the breathtaking Jordan Valley is laid out from our doorstep. The lushness of the vegetation all around includes many medicinal plants, some biblical and some more recent introductions. Their vividness inspires us to infuse their essence into our products, focusing on the more unique herbs such as Bacopa monnieri growing near the cool springwaters leading to the Lake.
Bacopa monnieri - "Herb of Grace"
Dr. Naomie Shlomit Poran
Dr. Naomie Shlomit Poran has a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California at Davis, an M.Sc. in Immunology and Microbiology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a B.Sc. in Horticulture specializing in flower cultivation. She was an NIH (National Institutes of Health) researcher where she specialized in the sense of smell. She has taught and conducted research at major universities and was a director of NAHA (the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy-US) and established one of the leading educational institutes (Aroma Science Institute) for Aromatherapy and Essential Oil education on the US East Coast. She currently lives in the Jordan Valley in Israel near the Sea of Galilee where she meticulously and lovingly collects and grows medicinal plants and extracts their essence for the "Spirit of Galilee" line of products.