Our rich tapestry of South African flora is classified into 8 biomes, these being Grassland, Savanna, Succulent Karoo, Nama Karoo, Forest, Fynbos, Desert and Thicket. This bears testimony to the great wealth of diverse plant species, as well as the many healing plants rich in essential oils.
The Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six floristic kingdoms in the world, is the smallest and richest per unit of area. It contains the greatest diversity of plants, with almost 70% of those being unique to this location (endemic). Travel from Clanwillian on the West coast to Port Elizabeth on the Southeast coast in early spring for the greatest flower show on earth.
It is from this Fynbos area that most of the essential oils in our range are extracted – Cape May, Cape Chamomile, African Lemon Bush, Cape Snowbush, Cape Buchu. Others, such as the African Wormwood and Cape Geranium are sourced from the drier climes of theFree State. The carrier oils are sourced further afield, from Limpopo, Namibia and Lesotho. Still in the Southern African region.
The plants used in the essential oils that are used in Le Naturel's products have been in use for centuries by the local indigenous people in their healing practices and rituals to bring harmony to their homes, health and family.