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Name

Buchu leaf

Latin
Barosma betulina
Level
Notes
Origin
South Africa, Cape Peninsula
About
Buchu leaf is a perfumers ingredient, used by Ffern across 1 fragrance. It is typically considered to be a Top note. You can view our full ingredient directory here.
Description

Buchu leaf oil is made by drying and steam distilling the leaves from the small, thorny buchu bush. Native to South Africa, buchu has long been used by indigenous communities there for a range of medicinal purposes. It grows wild near streams in the fynbos, a belt of coastal shrubland in the Eastern and Western Cape with a Mediterranean climate. It has a bittersweet, blackcurrant tang with a hint of mint.

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