Leleshwa Wild Crafted Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Tarchonanthus Camphoratus. Also known as Camphor Bush.

Country of Origin: Kenya

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Leaves

Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note: Top/Middle

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous and floral with a distinct camphoraceous top note

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Tarchonanthus camphoratus (known as Camphor Bush for its scent, or Leleshwa in Kenya), is a shrub or small tree, native to eastern and Southern Africa and Arabia. The Leleshwa can reach up to 6 meters in height. The twigs and younger stems are white-felted, as are the undersides of the leaves. The upper leaf surface is dark olive-green. Flowers are usually present from December to May (in South Africa), with cream colored panicles on a discoid head. Male flowering heads have several flowers whilst the female has only a few. The fruit is a dense and woolly. 

Blends well with: Lavender 40/42, Geranium, Sandalwood East Indian, Frankincense, Cedarwood Atlas, Ginger, Clove Bud, and Pine White Organic

History: This is the shrubby tree that gave Kileleshwa neighborhood its name. Today you will see the plant around Gilgil toll area and is endemic in Nakuru, Laikipia, Narok and Kajiado areas. 

Wild Crafted: This oil is Wild Crafted. Wild Crafted Oils are usually organic but not certified, normally because there is no certifying agency in the area where it is grown. Wild crafted oils are grown wild, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides - grown naturally in areas where the plants are native to the region. Not commercially cultivated.

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