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Travel with Aura Cacia Team to Explore Rare Sustainable Sandalwood in Australia
Daily Blog Charts Unique Expedition May 14-23

NORWAY, IOWA (May 9, 2007) — How would you like to take an educational trip to Australia without the jet lag, passport and travel expense? You’re invited to come along with Aura Cacia staff members as they seek out rare sustainable sandalwood, and the occasional kangaroo, found only in the Land Down Under. All you have to do is tap into the Aura Cacia web site and follow the daily travel blog from May 14 through May 23.

Follow Commodity Manager Dave Showalter, Senior Brand Manager Mindy Seiffert, VP of Social Responsibility Kathy Larson and Aromatherapist Tim Blakley as they explore sustainable agriculture while visiting current and potential new suppliers of high-quality essential oils. Along with them, you’ll deepen your understanding of the planting, harvesting and distilling processes that produce high-quality sandalwood, tea tree, eucalyptus and several other essential oils in the Land Down Under.

Besides adding to our knowledge of aromatherapy, Mindy, Dave, Kathy and Tim will give us a glimpse of the land, lifestyles and people of Australia. The adventure begins May 14th (May 15th for them due to the time difference) as they land in the western city of Perth. They will explore both coasts to learn about the agriculture, organic certification, sustainability programs and culture of Australia before leaving for home from Sydney on May 24th.

Previous Aura Cacia trips have taken us to France, Ukraine and Germany as well as the Pacific Northwest. (Click on the links on the HOME page for the diaries of those trips.) Now the Aura Cacia team is happy to be able to share this trip to Australia—as it’s taking place—with the many Aura Cacia customers interested in aromatherapy.

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Aura Cacia® Aromatherapy
Aura Cacia provides consumers with personal-care products made with 100% pure essential oils. Aura Cacia® fulfills consumers' desires for comfort, health and safety in personal care products by combining the benefits of aromatherapy with practical products that can be used every day by the whole family. A sister brand, Aura Cacia Organics®, offers an extensive selection of organic aromatherapy products. Aura Cacia and Aura Cacia Organics are brands of Frontier Natural Products Co-op™. Find out more about Aura Cacia at

Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier's website at