A botanical ingredient is a component of our goats milk soap or skin care product that originates from plants (herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, leaves or seeds). Specific ingredients derived from biological sources are classified based on their chemical structure and how they are isolated from plants.
Plant-derived (Botanical) ingredients were among the very first cosmetics. Natural colorants, plant juices for soothing and protection on the skin, and essential oils for imparting scent were all used in ancient times. Historically, plants were the only way to produce products for cleaning, moisturizing, covering up blemishes.