The year 1988 marks the creation of the distillery in Saint-Hilaire, located in the Livradois-Forez Natural Park in the heart of Auvergne, France. Its founder, Gérard Chambon, driven by a passion for aromatic plants, aspired to capture the very essence of nature. It's also the year of a world first, the distillation of Douglas fir in Saint-Hilaire.
Rose harvest in Saint-Hilaire in 1988
The Normandy-based HSN Group, sensitive to the values of the distillery, decides to join it. This alliance offers new opportunities, thus promoting the diversification of activities: oleoresin macerates, vegetable oils, mother macerates. The expertise of the Helpac Laboratory becomes widespread across all organic aromatic plants.
Establishment of a cosmetic laboratory, a complementary and essential tool for the distillery. Enhancing autonomy and responsiveness in cosmetic development.
Cosmetic manufacturing in progress
Helpac Laboratory takes a major step in its development by acquiring new premises close to the distillery. This expansion signifies a significant increase in production and storage capacity, enabling us to meet the growing demands of our valued partners.
Racking and preparation of an order
Fusion with SNPM, a producer and trader of essential oils.
Hydro-alcoholic maceration of young Olive plants
Acquisition of a new distillery in Orgères-en-Beauce. Renovation of the historic distillery in Saint-Hilaire and creation of a public space: seminars, guided distillery tours, educational workshops, and a store.
The new distillery and the village of Saint-Hilaire at dawn.