Buchu ORGANIC South Africa

Essential oil

Barosma betulina


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Organic certification guarantees the protection of the climate and the environment, the conservation of soil fertility, the preservation of biodiversity, the respect of the natural cycles of plants, the absence of the use of chemical and synthetic products, transparent labeling and traceability.

Buchu essential oil is often used in blackcurrant chords or to accompany mints to give them a fruity facet. This product is thus associated with aromatic woody accords or in reconstitutions of liquorice.

Buchu is a heath-type shrub that grows to one meter in height. What makes buchu so unique is its roots, which grow tightly against rocks to collect moisture. The star-shaped flowers may be white, pink, or purple. The rounded, evergreen, aromatic leaves are the morphological feature that led the plant’s being dubbed “round-leaf buchu” or “short buchu.” These leaves have many pockets secreting the essential oil. These pockets form translucent dots on the limb when the leaves are viewed in the light.

At the end of the flowering period, the overground part of the plant is harvested and then steam distilled.

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