Pure Indigenous Cape May Essential Oil 10ml

$19.35

It is traditionally used as an insect repellent, especially for ants and mosquitoes. The essential oil is believed to have sedative qualities.

Description

Pure Indigenous Cape May Essential Oil 10ml

Latin Name

  • Coleonema Album

Family

  • Rutaceae

Common Indigenous Names

  • Aasbossie, Kilpboegoe (Afrikaans)
  • White Confetti Bush (English)

Plant

This woody fynbos shrub has dense branches, small narrow sharp-tipped leaves and small single white flowers.

It grows in the coastal Cape Peninsula region.

Uses

The local fishermen gave it its Afrikaans name ‘aasbossie’ (‘bait bush’), because they rub their hands with the leaves to get rid of the strong smell of red bait. It is traditionally used as an insect repellent, especially for ants and mosquitoes. The essential oil is believed to have sedative qualities.

Quirky Indigenous Uses

  • Campers rub it into their bedding to repel insects

Organic Status

Harvested on farms that have Organic Certification from German certifying bodies – CERES & BCS-Oko Guarantee.

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