ROSE GERANIUM

ROSE GERANIUM

Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum.  HISTORY OF ROSE GERANIUM OIL Native to South Africa, Pelargoniums were known for soothing effects on the skin.  They were used in remedies for burns and other topical ailments, used to soothe respiratory ailments, such as coughs and tuberculosis, as well as gastritis and dysentery.  Pelargoniums eventually came to be used[…]

ROSEMARY

ROSEMARY

Rosmarinus officinalis L HISTORY OF ROSEMARY OIL Rosemary is a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean and receives its name from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea), which means “dew of the Sea.”  In the Middle Ages, Rosemary was believed to be able to ward off evil spirits and to prevent[…]

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Nestled at the foot of the Amathola Mountains, a small local community is developing its resources to build a brighter future for them all. The small scale Indigenous Oils Programme was established in 2006 by the Siyakhokwa Group, which has been instrumental in this Rural Social Enterprise Project.   In partnership with South African Breweries[…]