Botanical oils are pure plant oils extracted from the seeds, nuts, kernels or fruits of a wide range of trees, plants and herbs. These beneficial oils contain a variety of bioactive molecules with many skin healing and nourishing properties.
As a cosmetic ingredient, botanical oils are ideal for personal care and plant-derived cosmetic formulations where natural or organic properties are of importance.
Botanica is a South African-based producer and supplier of a variety of natural and organic raw ingredients used for cosmetic applications. Many of Botanica’s natural oils and botanical oils are extracted from trees and plants which have been used for hundreds of years by the inhabitants of southern Africa.
Oils with African roots include baobab oil, moringa oil, marula oil, Argan oil and Kalahari melon seed oil. However, Botanica also supplies macadamia and other oils to cosmetic manufacturers.
Botanical or natural oils contain essential fatty acids in varying amounts and profiles, depending on the specific oil, and are ideal as a skincare ingredient, an anti-ageing ingredient or where skin hydration properties are required.
Almost all of Botanica’s natural oils are Ecocert certified, thereby guaranteeing organic, ecologically-friendly and sustainable farming practices.
There are three main ways of extracting natural oils: cold-pressing; CO2 botanical extraction; and maceration.
African baobab oil is ideal as an ingredient in natural and organic cosmetic formulations and vegan beauty products. This cold pressed oil can be used as a moisturising agent in cosmetic formulations and as an emollient in beauty formulations. It is high in Omegas 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Botanica’s EcoCert certified Moringa oil is ideal as an active ingredient in cosmetic formulations. This plant-derived oil has high anti-oxidant properties and works well as a natural and organic skincare ingredient for cosmetic formulations. It is extracted from the seeds of the moringa tree.
Cold pressed organic pure African Marula oil works well for cosmetic formulations requiring moisturising ingredients with anti-oxidant properties for skincare products. Marula oil is rich in fatty acids omega 6 and 9, which help regenerate skin cells.
Kalahari melon seed oil
Kalahari melon seed oil is a cold pressed botanical oil ideal for use as a natural and organic skincare ingredient with lightweight and moisturising properties. Offering a high fatty acid profile, Kalahari Melon Seed oil is an excellent ingredient in cosmetic formulations.
Argan oil, obtained from the kernels of the Argan tree, is an emollient with high vitamin E content. Botanica’s pure organic Argan oil is proven to be highly effective for use in cosmetic formulations. It is plant derived, organically certified and a non-irritant.
Macadamia oil is a triglyceride oil, cold pressed from the nuts of the macadamia tree. Macadamia oil applies and absorbs easily on skin and hair. It may also be easily incorporated as an active ingredient or an excellent carrier in skin and hair care products.