We were active in helping to establish the Natural Oils Research Association (NORA) whose aim was to pursue purity and quality with the emphasis on the Aromark Seal of Quality. In 1991 we took the leading role in organising the Egyptian Study Tour to examine the foundation of Aromatherapy. This was under the leadership of Dr. Lise Manniche, the Egyptologist who has a deep interest in aromatherapy, herbalism and perfumery. Dr. Lise Manniche is the author of "The Ancient Egyptian Herbal" published by the British Museum.
We organised the "Science of Essential Oils Course", first at London University and, after a year, a continuing course at The Royal Masonic Hospital.
As the company developed, so did the need to provide aromatherapists with an extended range of oils, aromatherapy base creams, lotions, hair care products and other associated products. These were specially devised to allow for the inclusion of essential oils so that they could provide their clients with individual preparations.
Along with other companies Butterbur & Sage helped to further the NORA Aromark concept for purity and quality. This has rapidly become established in many parts of the world as the standard of quality and purity for essential oils.