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Botanica Natural Products is a family-owned social enterprise established in 2009 and located in rural Limpopo, South Africa.
Our mission is to integrate the respectful use of indigenous plants, traditional knowledge and science to promote better skin, hair and nutritional health. We identify, produce and supply indigenous plant extracts and oils in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner for personal care applications. These extracts are marketed to cosmetic and nutraceutical producers worldwide.
Our main business activity is the cultivation of the indigenous South African plant, Bulbine frutescens, to produce a unique range of specialty, organically certified active ingredients. This plant has been traditionally used for generations for its healing, soothing and moisturising properties.
Botanica’s agricultural processes are organically certified by ECOCERT.
In addition to our 10ha of Bulbine frutescens, Botanica has 6,000 Moringa oleifera trees under cultivation from which we produce organically certified Moringa oil and Moringa leaf powder. The Moringa Tree is often called the ‘Tree of Life’ or ‘Miracle Tree’ because every part of the plant can be used. The nutritional value of the moringa tree is unparalleled, containing over 90 nutrients.
We also distribute 100% organically certified African oils, including Argan oil from Morocco.
Through our work we promote the sustainable use of indigenous plant species and traditional knowledge; directly support local communities in rural Africa through social development initiatives; and ensure the preservation of biodiversity.