Agricultural engineer, and founder of his own company since 1996, he is specialized in essential oil. Gilles Berthoumieux travelled around the world for more than 30 years to search for new ingredients and made no compromise on quality. Passionate about botany and very attached to his region, he installed his company in the heart of « Pays de Cocagne », at Cambounet sur le Sor. It is on his family’s land that he restored the culture of Woad Dyer on a 4 hectares field. 4 years were needed to have an expert knowledge of the culture, the harvest and the process to obtain the precious pigment.
The « Château des Plantes » is a unique place, like a living museum. It is also the unique actor in its sector to highlight all the process of the dying woad ( Isatis Tinctoria): From the culture to the extract, but also with the ancient dyeing techniques, and the production of oil and cosmetics based on real woad of Pays de Cocagne!
Thus, the company decided to enhance and commercialize in complete transparency its own brand of natural cosmetics products !