Buchu, South Africa

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Agathosma capensis

Plant Part: leaves

Extraction method: steam distilled

Origin: South Africa


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Oil Properties: 
Barosma betulina leaf oil
Product code: EAS242227

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

Very rare, the essential oil of Buchu is recognized for its antiseptic and anti-infectious properties of the urinary and genital tracts.

It is sometimes used in the food industry for its fruity flavor close to blackcurrant.

Origin of this essential oil

Buchu essential oil is obtained from steam distillation of the leaves of this South African plant.


It is sometimes used in the food industry for its fruity flavor close to blackcurrant.

It is traditionally used by the Hottentots of Namibia in mild inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.


the essential oil can sometimes cause irritation phenomena in the event of prolonged use.

More information

Main components of essential oil

  • Diosphenol which crystallizes at room temperature
  • Monoterpene ketones: isomenthone, menthone and pulegone
  • Monoterpene alcohols: terpinene-4-ol
  • Monoterpene hydrocarbons: limonene, myrcene and alpha-pinene


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