Botanica Natural Products

Botanica Natural Products is an award-winning, family-owned social enterprise located in rural Limpopo, South Africa. Established in 2009, Botanica specialises in identifying, producing and supplying indigenous plant extracts to markets in Africa, Europe, the USA and Asia in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
Botanica Natural Products has developed a method of extracting beneficial substances from Bulbine frutescens, a traditional medicinal plant, for the cosmetic industry.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.
We have an elevator pitch. We have a revolutionary new idea that will change the world.

Botanica Natural Products aims to improve skin health by promoting the use of indigenous plants and traditional knowledge in South Africa. Botanica endeavours to be the premium producer and supplier of organically certified active ingredients from South Africa.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Botanica values leadership and employs a passionate team to produce a top quality product. Michel Colson (Founder & Technical Director) and has 40+ years of experience in the personal care industry. Will Coetsee BSc (Biodiversity), MBA is Managing Director.


Product

We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the <abbr title="Intellectual property (IP) rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of the mind.">IP</abbr> for the product.
We have a working product or service. We have developed the product ourselves and own all of the IP for the product.

Botanica’s business is focused on producing organically-certified plant extracts for personal care applications. Botanica has 15ha plantation, a 800 sq metre factory and an established supply chain. The product has been tested and approved in the EU, USA, Africa and China.

Revenue

We already have revenue from paying customers.
We already have revenue from paying customers.

Botanica is the only commercial producer of Bulbine frutescens in the world. Plants are grown, processed and distributed to cosmetic companies that incorporate it into final personal care products (cream/soap/shampoo etc.).


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as employees.

Botanica offers a stable source of income to 25 full-time staff in a remote rural location (70% of our staff are women who are the breadwinners in their families). The broader impact ensures a steady income and higher standard of living for more than 120 local people in the community.

We involve low-income groups as employees.

As part of its social strategy, Botanica and is involved with Wessa’s Eco-Schools Initiative in the local Lebowa Tribal Trust community. This program proves educational training to learners about environmental sustainability topics.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

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