Pure Indigenous Cape May Essential Oil 10ml
- Coleonema Album
Common Indigenous Names
- Aasbossie, Kilpboegoe (Afrikaans)
- White Confetti Bush (English)
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.
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
Harvested on farms that have Organic Certification from German certifying bodies – CERES & BCS-Oko Guarantee.