Here at Botanina, we want to make sure that our customers know what they’re buying. Honest Ingredients is one of the values that we hold dear. On our products, we share all the ingredients being used so that our customers can decide whether the products are safe or not for them.
We carefully select each raw ingredient that goes into our formulations and everyday we are doing our best to stock more and more organic ingredients. We continuously search for suppliers who are committed to quality and transparency.
The list below contains the ingredients that make up our products.
Please note that the information below is intended for educational purposes only and not meant to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition. Please consult your midwife or health care professional with questions or concerns about any of the ingredients in our products. We recommend patch testing before use.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Oil
Aniseed Essential Oil (Pimpinella Anisum, organic, origin: India). Commonly used for bronchitis, colds, coughs, flatulence, flu, muscle aches, and rheumatism.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa, organic, unrefined, origin: Morocco). It is rich in antioxidants and omega 6 fatty acids, and is believed to contain twice as much vitamin E as olive oil. It is said to contain saponins, which helps to soften the skin and restore the skin’s water lipid layer, thereby minimizing wrinkles. It can also be used to ease cases of acne and eczema helping the skin to maintain a youthful, glowing appearance.
Avocado Oil (Persea Americana, unorganic, unrefined, origin: New Zealand). It absorbs slowly and leaves a sheen on the skin. It is typically added to other carrier oils to enrich their protein and vitamin content.
Cajeput Essential Oil (Melaleuca cajeputi, organic, origin: Indonesia). It is a must-have oil to keep on hand for cold and flu season. Also can be used to treat asthma, bronchitis, coughs, muscle aches, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat, and spots.
Cananga Essential Oil (Cananga latifolia, organic, origin: Indonesia). Often treated as cousin of Ylang Ylang Oil, it is good for oily skin/hair, insect bites, high blood pressure, anxiety, nervous tension, stress, and fragrancing.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota, organic, origin: India). It is primarily used for its therapeutic applications within skin care, due to its ability to nurture mature and damaged skin.
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis, QAI certified organic, unrefined, origin: India). Castor oil, which is pressed from the seeds of the Castor Bean plant, has been used for health and beauty for millennium. It is massaged into nails and calluses, and added to shampoos and conditioners to treat split hairs and add volume.
Cedarwood Virginian Essential Oil (Juniperus virginiana, organic, origin: USA). Known for its ability to treat acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellant, and stress.
Cedarwood Himalayan Essential Oil (Cedrus Deodara, organic, origin: India). Also called Tibetan Cedarwood, the Himalayan Cedar also can be used for acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, insect repellant, and stress.
Chamomile German Essential Oil (Matricaria recutita, organic, origin: England). Useful in treating abscesses, allergies, arthritis, boils, colic, cuts, cystitis, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, hair, headache, inflamed skin, insect bites, insomnia, nausea, neuralgia, PMS, rheumatism, sores, sprains, strains, stress, and wounds.
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis L, organic, origin: England). For anyone that is under stress, is going through a period of depression, loneliness, intense fear or is challenged by anxiety or post traumatic shock disorder, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil can help bring a sense of calm. Roman Chamomile is also a suggested oil for use during times of anger or irritability. When diffused, it can help to calm irritable babies and soothe a toddler’s nasty temper tantrums. It is also heralded for its anti-inflammatory action and to ease arthritis, headaches, sprains and muscle aches.
Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera, organic, refined). It is one of the lightest carrier oils available. It has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (CInnamomum burmanii, organic, origin: Indonesia). A powerful healer for constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, and stress.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Citronella Essential Oil (Cymbopogon Nardus, organic, origin: Indonesia). Used primarily as insect repellant, it also benefits in treating excessive perspiration, fatigue, headache, and oily skin.
Clove Essential Oil (Eugenia aromaticum, organic, origin: Indonesia). Common benefits include arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, and toothache
Cocoa Butter (unorganic, unrefined, origin: Indonesia). It prevents drying of the skin and development of wrinkles, reduces degeneration of skin cells, and restores skin flexibility.
Cypress Essential Oil (Cupressus sempervirens, organic, origin: France). Aromatically, the woody aroma of Cypress Oil blends well with a number of essential oils including other woody oils, mint oils, the citrus oils, especially grapefruit, and it is beautiful when blended in low dilution with florals. Commonly used for excessive perspiration, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, oily skin, rheumatism, and vericse veins.
Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus globulus, organic, origin: China). Known to relieve arthritis, bronchitis, catarhh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, and sinusitis.
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis, organic, unrefined). This oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid (10%) and omega fatty acids which can be used to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin.
Fennel Sweet Essential Oil (Foreniculum Vulgare Dulce, organic, origin: Hungary). Common benefits include bruises, cellulites, flatulence, gums, halitosis, mouth, nausea, obesity, toxin build-up, and water retention.
Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata, organic, origin: India). It is a tree resin that has been used and valued since ancient times for its medicinal, cosmetic, aromatic, and spiritual applications. Frankincense is used most often for spiritual, perfumery and incense /room fragrancing applications, but is also useful for asthma, bronchitis, extreme coughing, scars, and stretch marks.
Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil (Pelargonium roseum, organic, origin: Madagascar)
Helichrysum Essential Oil (Helichrysum italicum, organic, origin: Morocco)
Jojoba Golden Oil (Simmondsia chinensis, organic, unrefined, origin: USA). Jojoba Golden is a favorite carrier oil. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E, thus it promotes a glowing complexion.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia, organic, origin: Bulgaria)
Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosu, organic, origin: India)
Neem Oil (organic, origin: India)
Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin, organic, origin: Indonesia)
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha piperita, organic, origin: Indonesia)
Rose Otto Essential Oil (Rosa damascena, organic, origin: Bulgaria)
Rose Water (origin: Indonesia)
Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosemarinus officianlis, organic, origin: Morocco)
Shea Butter (unorganic, unrefined, origin: Ghana). Used predominantly for skin care, it is known for its moisturizing and emollient properties. Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, it penetrates deeply into the epidermis and leaves a smooth and satiny finish.
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis, unorganic, refined, origin: USA). It is an excellent emollient and is known for its ability to soften and re-condition the skin. It is rich in proteins, Olein Glyceride Linoleic Acid and Vitamin D, and is considered extremely nourishing – particularly when used regularly. It can be expected to sooth dry skin and irritated areas.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis, organic, origin: USA)
Tamanu Oil (Calophyllum Inophyllum, organic, unrefined, origin: Madagascar). It is known as being a cure-all for almost every skin ailment one can think of, such as burns, cuts, eczema, rashes and insect bites. It can be used in skin care products as it is composed of phospholipids and glycolipids, which are natural constituents of healthy skin and are good water-binding agents.
Thyme Red Essential Oil (Thymus satureiodes cos, organic, origin: Morocco)
Turmeric Essential Oil (Curcuma longa, organic, origin: Indonesia)
Vanilla Essential Oil (origin: Indonesia)
Ylang-Ylang 1st Grades Essential Oil (Cananga odorata, organic, origin: Commores)