About Us

The word BOTANACINE comes from two words :

Botany and Medicine.

 

 

Harnessing the power of botanicals to promote holistic health and wellness is what we do.

We are a young family from the Cowichan Valley producing foods and essential oils for ourselves and our community.

Botanacine was a dream, a vision we like to say. Our story began with a passion for healing botanicals, when Brent (founder) was a child he was always around sweat lodges and medicine men learning that the plants around us hold the key to our healing.

Growing up he furthered his knowledge with food and believes food is also medicine and our mission is to provide amazing quality, chemical free food and products to contribute to your health and wellness.

By growing your own food you know exactly what goes in it and you harvest it at the right time, when the brix level is proper. You can’t get that from imported food, it needs to be harvested before it’s ripe so it doesn’t spoil/rot on the way here.

With essential oils comes a lot of diluents and cutting agents, and who knows the conditions in which these essential oils are made. At Botanacine we know we are capturing the essence of these plants and they need the best elements to do so.

Our botanicals are grown to their optimum state and then we harvest them and get them right to the stills. We use some of the cleanest water in the world for our distillation process and then capture it in a UV light resistance bottle. It’s the little things like this which sets us aside from the big guys/girls.

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Practices

Our steam distilled essential oils are extracted from plants that are hand selected and sustainably harvested on our 20 acre farm in Glenora.
With over ten years of extracting experience we have created high quality pure oils that are sure to please your senses.

Botanacine Micro greens & Lettuce are grown in our vertical farms, which take up less space then traditional farming.
We grow with environmental friendliness, food security and sustainability in mind.
We use organic non GMO seeds, use less water, and never use any chemicals or pesticides on our products.

To reduce food waste our unsold microgreens are freeze dried and refined into a powerful nutrient powder that has a ten year shelf life.

We hope that one day our local food community will be so strong, we won’t need to rely on importation of foods. With cooperation and using vertical garden technology to grow all year, we can achieve this.

Thank you for getting us one step closer to that goal.

Locally grown and extracted in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Vertical Farms

Our micro greens & lettuce are grown in our vertical farm. Vertical farming is known to be highly energy efficient, reliable year-round production, environmentally friendly, uses less water, and there is no need for chemicals or pesticides. This ensures the cleanest & tastiest end product for the consumer.

Locally Extracted

Over 10 years of experience in botanical extractions. We extract essential oils from plant material harvested on Vancouver Island. From there the oil can be used as is, or further broken down into specific isolated terpenes. Each terpene has its own unique healing properties, aroma and mood.

Nutrient Powder - 100% freeze dried microgreens

Our microgreen powder is 100% natural and organic. We grow the microgreens at our zero waste vertical farms and then freeze-dry them to retain maximum nutritional value. Micro greens are loaded with nutrients including vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and beta-carotenes. Botanacine freeze drying method retains 98% of the nutritional value compared to other dehydration methods.

Questions

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