Malte Hozzel is a naturalist and teacher with a passionate interest in medicinal plants. He was born in Germany and received his PhD in literature and linguistics from Heidelberg University. He has developed a natural ability to distinguish the quality of essential oils and loves to write and publish articles on Aromatherapy with its holistic values combining empirical, scientific, medicinal, ethnobotanical and spiritual aspects.
Malte has been engaged in the field of essential oils since 1972. Over many years he has established contacts with experts in Aromatology and producers of essential oils around the world. Having travelled across all continents he has become familiar with many regions well-known for their richness in medicinal plants. This has allowed him to develop a strictly selected collection of essential oils satisfying his requirement for highest organic quality, which includes sustainability practices and business based on values.
Currently, he spends his time teaching at international conferences or at his Aromatherapy Seminar Center ORTO DE PROUVÈNCO in High Provence, where – together with his team – he receives groups for teaching events from all continents. The remaining time he spends at the corporate headquarters of AYUS GmbH in Buehl, Germany. Dr. Hozzel founded AYUS GmbH with its OSHADHI brand in 1990. This line of special pure and natural essential oil products is offered in over 30 countries around the world.