Buchu Essential Oil

Prix habituel $25.99
Prix habituel $24.99 Prix soldé $25.99
  • Rare & intriguing essential oil
  • Rejuvenates the look of skin
  • Supports a healthy digestive system

5 mL

Product Description

Buchu is a very rare and uniquely fragrant herb native to the remote mountainous regions of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Growing nowhere else in the world, this region provides the highly specific climatic conditions and mineral-rich soil needed to establish and maintain this plant that has been treasured for centuries. Buchu’s rarity is also attributed to its difficulty to propagate, the high mortality rate of young seedlings, and issues with poaching. Despite these challenges, the allure of Buchu's unique properties and distinct aroma has inspired ongoing research and initiatives to safeguard its future. The Western Cape Province continues to be the guardian of this extraordinary herb, ensuring that its cultivation remains a sustainable and valuable practice for generations to come.

First used by the Khoekhoe people of South Africa as a traditional remedy, the buchu plant found its way into the apothecaries and pharmacopeias of Western Europe in the late 1600s. Since that time, it has been used to support a wide variety of concerns as well as a highly sought-after ingredient for cosmetic, fragrance, and flavor industries. Therapeutically, Buchu is known for its ability to cleanse and soothe skin, making it great to encourage a clear complexion, reduce redness, and help protect against bad bacteria and free radicals. It is also commonly associated with digestive support, soothing sore, stiff muscles and joints, and aiding in the body’s natural detoxification process, leading to its reputation as a tonic for physical well-being.

  • Green
  • Soothing
  • Rejuvenating
  • Healing

What's in it?

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Barosma Betulina (Buchu) Leaf Oil

Made Without

  • Fillers

  • Phthalates

  • Synthetic Fragrance

How to Use

Aromatically, Buchu has a strong pungent and sulfuric scent, with penetrating green, leafy notes and hints of mint and bitter rootiness. When inhaled neat, its intensity out of the bottle can be quite overbearing. Not for the faint of heart, Buchu’s intriguing, penetrating scent lends a one-of-a-kind characteristic when added (in small amounts!) to essential oil blends. Try blending with florals, like Jasmine, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Neroli, or more woody and resinous oils, like Cedarwood, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Patchouli. It is known to enhance the subtle qualities of other oils and add a black currant-type note to the blend.

Aromatic: Diffuse using 1-2 drops per 100 mL of water.
Topical: Dilute to 0.5-1% in a carrier.
Botanical Name:
Barosma betulina
Aromatic Scent:
Pungent green leafy scent with a bitter, minty backnote.
Shelf Life:
2-3 Years
Country of Origin:
Africa
Cautions:
Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. If under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. External use only.

The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.

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