Botanica Natural Products is an award-winning, family-owned social enterprise estab-lished in 2009 and located in rural Limpopo, South Africa.
We integrate the use of indigenous plants, traditional knowledge, and science to promote better skin health. We specialise in identifying, producing, and supplying plant extracts, oils, and powders in socially and environmentally sustainable ways for personal care and nutritional applications. These extracts are marketed to cosmetic and nutraceutical producers worldwide.
Our operations include the cultivation of various indigenous and exotic species, as well as wild harvesting indigenous species growing in the bushveld region of South Africa. We have a state-of-the-art processing facility where we process using various technologies and solvents including cold press, drying, aqueous, ethanolic and ethanoic.
BotanicaTIMOLA is one of our aqueous plant extracts derived from Bulbine frutescens that has remarkable soothing and moisturising properties. This extract can easily be incorporated into the water phase of cosmetic formulations. BotanicaLITE is another unique plant extract that is derived from Ceratonia siliqua. This is an ethanolic extract that is a safe and effective solution for cosmetic formulations focused on skin brightening. BotanicaAFRA is a soothing aqueous extract derived from Spekboom (Portulacaria Afra). This extract is suitable for all skin care formulations as it relieves discomfort quickly and expedites the skin recovery process.
Our range of vegetable oils includes Moringa oil, Baobab oil, Kalahari melon seed oil and Marula oil which offer remarkable benefits for the hair and skin. In addition, our variety of Velay clays which are imported from France can be used for skin and hair care, spa and wellness products. Our Baobab fruit powder and Moringa leaf powder are excellent additions to your nutritional regimen, contributing to a healthy mind and body.
Botanica develops products that exceed industry standards for quality and purity. We therefore prioritise quality at all levels, whether for the training of our employees; the cultivation, processing and storage of our plant extracts, oils, and powders; or during the development of skin care products.
Botanica employs staff from the local community in the Blouberg Municipality and provides various social development initiatives to the community. We have partnered with a local school as part of our Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement to ensure that the sale of our products directly benefits local students, teachers, and the community at large.
The company also actively promotes the sustainable use of biodiversity, aiming to reduce its Carbon footprint by planting more than 250,000 Spekboom trees. We also improve the natural environment by upcycling waste products, using water wise irrigation techniques, reducing erosion and implementing certified organic agriculture techniques which are approved by Global Good Agricultural Practice standards.