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This small multi-branched shrub has clusters of small hairy silver  leaves and dense white flowers and fluffy white seed tufts, hence the ‘snow’ (‘kapok’ – Afrikaans) name. It grows mainly in the Namaqualand, Western and Eastern Cape.

100% Cape SNOWBUSH Essential Oil

  • Latin Name: Eriocephalus Africanus

    Family:  Asteraceae

    Common Indigenous Names: Wild Rosemary (English), Kapokbos, Wilde Roosmaryn (Afrikaans).


    Uses: It has traditionally been used in herbal form as a diuretic to treat oedema and stomach ailments by the Khoi and early Cape settlers. It is believed to have sedative qualities, act as a relaxant and a mood enhancer when inhaled.


    Quirky Indigenous Uses:

    • To stimulate hair growth

    • Letting go of negative emotions

    • Addictive personalities


    Extraction: Steam-distilled


  • 10ml

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