Buchu Betulina Essential Oil Aromatherapy
Buchu Betulina (South Africa)
Original African natural product, packaged in Switzerland
Buchu Betulina History
Buchu is a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Rutaceae family.
It bears white, star-like flowers. The essential oil is extracted from its small, 1cm long leaves by steam distillation.
Buchu is a native South African plant and was traditionally used by the indigenous Khoi-San for its medicinal properties.
The Khoi-San mixed the leaves with sheep fat as an ointment to treat wounds and for perfumery/fragrance application. Later the plant was categorized as an antiseptic.
Method of use
Pilani makes use of these old African traditions by recommending Buchu Betulina in cosmetic use and in aromatherapy. Due to the highly concentrated form of Buchu essential oil, this product is mainly sold to professionals such as pharmacists, aromatherapists and cosmetic institutes.
Buchu essential oil is for external use only and must be diluted at 3% or less in vegetal oil.
Buchu as a fragrance
Minty, fruity, herbal
Aromatherapy – Buchu properties
Balancing effect for body and mind , e.g. in stressful conditions
Body : muscle tonic/relaxing
Mind : stimulating /calming
Recommended dosage : 3 drops for 50 ml of vegetal oil
FOOT MASSAGE & FOOT BATH
Recommended dosage : 3 drops for 50 ml of vegetal oil for massage, or 3 drops in your foot bath
Buchu Betulina can be diluted in any vegetal oil for cosmetic use.
Storage / Handling
Store product in a cool, well ventilated area and protected from light.
Wear gloves when handling the product
This product is inflammable. Keep away from potential ignition sources.
Do not bring the concentrated product in direct contact with skin or with eyes.
Do not swallow. Keep out of reach of children.
Waste must be disposed in accordance with local environmental control regulations :
Call your local community unit for waste disposal of hazardous waste or send product overlefts to Pilani.
This product has been notified at the Swiss Federal Office of Health (BAG).