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Supporting our Baobab Farmers

Working with local communities and supporting our farmers is always one of our top priorities when it comes to sourcing butters and oils from around the world. 

As you may know, we have previously worked with the Baobab foundation to sponsor Baobab trees, something we are proud to have done and are proud to continue doing. 

No matter where you’re from, education is the most important tool any child could have, that is why we are gifting the Baobab foundation with $1,000 USD to help them get started on building a new pre-school in the village of Dambale. 

The school will be modelled on the two that have previously been built in different villages in the region. Once built the pre-school will consist of three classrooms, an open-air kitchen, storeroom, toilets and a perimeter fence.

Our $1,000 USD donation is the first they have received for the pre-school so it allows them to buy the building materials they need and to actually break ground on the project. 

None of this would have been possible without you, purchasing our Baobab oil which we’re proud to re-invest in the local community. 

If you would like to find out more about the project or to donate towards building their new school, do get in touch with us. 

You can find out more about the Baobab Foundation here


Dhatelo Oil

Dhatelo is a deciduous shrub native to the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal. The plant can grow up to 3 metres high at an altitude of 2000 to 3500 metres in central to western Nepal.

ProTec Botanica source our organic Dhatelo oil from the remote and unspoilt north-west Himalaya region of Nepal. Dhatelo is widely found throughout open areas in the wild and is often planted as a fence around cultivated land. It is estimated that 25 – 30% of oil can be extracted from fully ripe dried Dhatelo seeds, and with the resource being fully available in Dhatelo in Nepal and within the expected oil yields, approximately 30 tons of Dhatelo oil can be produced per year.

We’re proud to be able to support the local community whilst bringing this product to market and work closely with the co-operative management who ensure landowners and farmers are fully supported at every step of the process.

Properties, benefits & uses of Dhatelo Oil:

Increasing interest for use in cosmetic formulations such as moisturising creams, massage oils, face scrubs, lip balms, and hair care products with the following benefits:

Skin Care:

  • Moisturising
  • Nourishing
  • Calming
  • Photoprotection
  • Anti-wrinkle

Hair Care:

  • Repair
  • Shine
  • Scalp soothing

If you have any questions about this product or any other products in our range or would like to request a sample, please do get in touch