ls sources quality African botanical products and ingredients. Our focus is supplying botanical plant materials, cold-pressed and essential oils, including certain botanical butters. We only source from ethical and environmentally sustainable producers.
Our producers follow fair labour practices and comply with their country’s labour laws. We do not support any product from any plant or tree that is considered endangered or threatened. Naturally, we subscribe to the principles and guidance of the CITES Convention.
We have carefully selected a handful of botanical ingredients. Our preferred model is to supply in bulk quantities. Most oils only have a shelf life of two years, and it is for this reason that we do not carry much stock, or any stock at all. In order to provide the freshest oil, we inform our customers of the harvest times, prepare samples, and submit the products for analysis.
Our competitive differentiator is that we source similar products from multiple producers.
Higher value oils can be sold in smaller quantities, but generally, our minimum order quantity is five litres. We only source products from proven producers with sound track records. In some instances, there might be more than one producer for the same product. In these instances we provide our customers with choices. The reason for deciding a certain producer could actually be about the texture, colour, smell or even geographical location. Additionally, our product list will grow continually.
Altogether, our aim is to offer our customers with a variety of African botanical products based on quality and reliability of distribution.
Furthermore, between Afrika Botanicals and the producer, the following certificates and permits will be provided:
Thereupon, our product list indicates which botanical ingredients are organic. For that reason, Afrika Botanicals is a member of the South African Organic Sector Organisation which strives for inclusivity in the green and organic economy. Likewise, our membership of the Southern African Essential Oil Producers’ Association provides guidance and knowledge.
Africa has a rich diversity of flora and fauna with Sub-Saharan Africa alone boasting more than 45 000 plant species.
South Africa is also home to the Fynbos plant kingdom.
Nonetheless, it is our mandate to ensure that our customers receive the freshest oils available. Moreover, we undertake to supplying oils that are fresh and closest to their production date as possible.
However, if you are looking for a specific botanical ingredient or oil that we have not listed, please send us your request via our contact form.
Afrika Botanicals is a South African company, and is Cape Town-based.
We are a registered exporter and are tax compliant.
Our botanical products are exported to customers around the world.
Afrika Botanicals is your purveyor of choice.
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