Botáni Ingredients

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Please find below a comprehensive list of the plant ingredients used in our range of all-natural products.

Botáni introduces the skin to the healing benefits of botanical ingredients with our safe, treatment focused range. Why does Botáni stand alone in a market inundated with ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ ingredient claims and ‘remarkable results’ tag lines? Product labelling can be confusing, and choosing all-natural products can be equally as perplexing.

Botáni’s founder was fascinated by the plant world and is guided by a key principle of Hippocratic medicine –vis medicatrix naturae which translates to ‘the healing powers of nature’. With an innate understanding of the skin, she is passionate about plant actives and how ingredients from nature can restore balance and overall skin health. Botáni’s ingredients are meticulously researched and tested for their healing properties, aromas and biocompatibility with human skin.

We say:
NO to mineral oils and Paraffin oil.
NO to Parabens.
NO to Sulfates and Propylene Glycol (PEGs).
NO to Petroleum Jelly and Lanolin.

We use:
Natural emollients and moisturising actives: Olive Squalene, Olive butters and Jojoba oil.
Botanical active extracts that heal and sooth: Echinacea, Olive leaf extract, Calendula, Arnica, Liquorice root and Aloe vera.
Plant based emulsifiers/gums: Lecithin (soya derived) and food grade Xanthan gum, Guar gum, Acacia Senegal Gum.
Plant based preservatives: Potassium Sorbate (natural food preservative) and Grapefruit Seed Extract.
Natural detergents and humectants: Hydrolysed Wheat protein, Coco-Betaine & Decyl Glucoside, Glycerine, Hyaluronic acid and Sodium PCA.
Natural plant-derived skin lubricants and no animal derived ingredients: rich Olive Waxes rather than Beeswax.

All ingredients Botáni uses are from the botanical world. These are certifed organic ingredients accredited with the OFC, ACO (Australian bodies) and EcoCert approved (EcoCert France.) Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are organically certified.

Glossary of terms

Antioxidants: Antioxidants neutralise free radicals, they scavenge free radicals from the cells within the body and prevent, or reduce, the damage caused by oxidation.

PEG: Polyethylene Glycol is a humectant commonly used in cosmetics, a by-product of petroleum production.

Surfactant: Detergent, cleaning agent.

Emulsifier: Binds the water and oil in a formulation, what binds a product together.

Astringent: Tones pores of skin.

Humectant: Attracts moisture from the air to hydrate the skin, keeps the product moist.

Emollient: Moisturiser, softens and sooths the skin.

Emulsion Stabiliser: Binds product together, stabilises the product





Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract Aloe Vera* Anti-inflammatory, soothing, high in vitamins & minerals
Anthemis nobilis Flower Oil Roman Chamomile Oil* Fragrance, anti-inflammatory.
Arnica montana Extract Arnica Extract Anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Vitamin C Anti-oxidant, preservative, protects skin. Soluble in water.
Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C) Vitamin C Anti-oxidant, preservative, protects skin. Soluble in oil.
Avena sativa (Oat) Bran Oat Bran* Exfoliant.
Avena sativa folia (Oats Green) Oat Extract Exfoliant, anti-inflammatory, soothes
Backhousia ctriodora (Australian Lemon Myrtle) Oil Australian Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil Natural fragrance.Potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral
Benzyl alcoholBeta Glucan (oats) Benzyl AlcoholBeta Glucan (oats) Natural anti-bacterial & antiseptic found in plants.All-natural moisturiser for both short and long-term hydration
Butyrospermum parkii Shea Butter* Moisturiser.
Calendula officinalis Flower Extract Calendula Extract* Anti-inflammatory, local tissue healer.
Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract Papaya Paw Paw* Natural Exfoliant.
Cellulose gum Cellulose Gum Gel forming substance.
Centella asciatica Extract Gotu Kola Extract* Anti-inflammatory, wound healing
Cetearyl olivate (and) Sorbitan olivate PEG free, non-ionic,oil-in-water emulsifier.
Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Extract Chamomile Extract* Soothing and calming, anti-inflammatory, anti-itching.
Chlorophyll Chlorophyll Promotes wound healing and fights bacteria
Citric Acid Citric Acid pH adjustor
Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract Grape Fruit Seed Extract Broad spectrum anti-microbial, produced from seeds and pulp of Grapefruit, Plant based preservative.
Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil Grape Fruit Essential Oil* Anti-microbial and fragrance.
Citrus reticulata (Mandarin) Oil Mandarin Essential Oil Natural fragrance. Tones the skin
Coco-betaine Coco Betaine Natural surfactant, derived from Coconut.
Cocus nucifera (Coconut) Oil Coconut Oil* Mild, natural surfactant.
Commiphora myrrha (Myrr) Oil Myrrh Oil* Anti-bacterial, skin healing and provides fragrance.
Cucumis sativus (Cucumber) Extract Cucumber Extract Cooling and soothing properties.
Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (Guar Gum) Guar Gum Thickener and emulsifier.
D-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Vitamin E Acetate Anti-oxidant properties. Sourced from Sunflowers. GMO and Wheat free.
Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil Carrot Oil* Contains high level of Beta-carotene (Vitamin A), rejuvenating and rehydrating healing oil. Anti-ageing properties.
Decyl glucoside Decyl glucoside Natural  emulsifier – aids in foaming action.
Echinacea angustifolia Extract Echinacea* Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.
Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Oil Palm Oil Grown in organic palm tree plantations, ethically sourced from Santa Marta, Columbia, NOT from Malaysia or Thailand. Has conditioning qualities, hardens soap shape and form.
Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Extract Horsetail Extract High silica content, astringent, tissue healer, enhances skin elasticity.
Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) Extract Eyebright Extract Anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Glycerin Glycerin* Natural humectant, attracts moisture.
Glyceryl monostearate Glyceryl monostearate Emulsifier, emollient, moisturiser and emulsion stabiliser.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Licorice Extract Anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Hyaluronic acid Hyaluronic acid Naturally found in the skin, and every tissue of the body. Forms the structural component of the skin. Locks moisture into the collagen and elastin.
Hydrastis candensis Golden Seal Extract Natural emollient, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, healing.
Hydrogenated Olive oil (Olive Wax) Olive Wax Nutures and hydrates
Hydrolysed soya protein Soy Protein Regenerating, anti-ageing and softening properties.
Hydrolyzed wheat protein Wheat Protein Naturally derived emollient, moisturiser and film forming properties.
Lauryl glycoside Lauryl Glycoside Natural surfactant.
Lavandula angustifolia (French Lavender) Oil French Lavender* Natural fragrance, anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming.
Lavendula angustifolia (Spike Lavender) Oil French Spike Lavender* Natural fragrance, anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming.
Lecithin Lecithin Emulsifier, anti-oxidant, softens and improves skin texture and moisture.
Leptospermum petersonii (Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree) Oil Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil* Broad spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-septic, provides fragrance.
Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil Macadamia Oil* Healing oil, keeps skin supple and hydrated.
Mentha piperita (oil) Peppermint essential oil  
Montmorillonite (Green French Clay) French Clay Exfoliant, detoxifying, deep-cleansing.
Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil Evening Primrose Oil High in Essential fatty acids, anti-inflammatory and moisturising
Olea europa (Olive Butter) Olive Butter Rich in vitamins, minerals anti-oxidants & essential fatty acids, heals & conditions skin
Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil Australian Cold Pressed Organic Olive Oil* Emollient and healing properties.
Olea europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract Olive Leaf Extract* Anti-oxidant properties.
Oryza sativa (Rice) Flour Rice Flour Exfoliant
Pelargonium graveolens Flower Oil Rose Geranium Oil* Fragrance, skin balancing.
Potassium cetyl phosphate Cetyl Phosphate Derived from coconut oil. Emulsifier that binds water and oils together.
Potassium sorbate Potassium Sorbate Natural preservative (from blueberries). Food industry preservative.
Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Sweet Almond Oil* Emollient, softening and moisturising.
Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder Apricot Kernels Powder ground from the seeds of the Apricot. Exfoliant.
Purified Water (Aqua) Purified Water Purified water and solvent.
Rosa canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil Rose Hip Oil High in Essential fatty acids, moisturising
Rose camascena Floral Water Rose Water* Fragrance, hydrating.
Santalum album (Australian Sandalwood) Oil Sandalwood* Natural fragrance, anti-microbial and hydrating properties.
Sea salt Sea Salt Exfoliating and purifying.
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Jojoba Oil* Replaces minerals and oils, hydrates, emollient.
Sodium cocoyl glutamate Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Natural surfactant.
Sodium PCA Sodium PCA A Humanctant (found naturally in the skin), feeds moistuire to the skin, non-irritating.
Spirulina platensis Powder Spirulina Powder Revitalises skin tone, detoxes and vitalises skin
Squalane (Olive) Squalane Natural substance found in plants, such as olives, also the principal liquid and natural emollient found in human skin.
Squalene (Olive) Squalene Pure form. Natural substance found in plants, such as olives, also the principal liquid and natural emollient found in human skin.
Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) Vitamin E Anti-oxidant properties.
Vanillin Vanilla Natural fragrance.
Water (and) Glycerin (and) Beta-Glucan Moisturising, healing, anti-ageing and UV protection properties.
Xanthan gum Xanthan Gum Naturally found in sugars, thickening and gelling agent, and stabiliser.