New solvent-free extraction process for botanicals explained

A green, economical extraction method uses only pressurised water to produce solvent-free, clean-label botanical ingredients

Few consumers are aware that the processes by which many natural botanical ingredients are extracted and isolated to make personal care products and supplements are anything but natural. What is not generally well known by the environmentally conscious is that these ingredients are currently extracted from their botanical sources using an energy-intensive, dirty, industrial process that requires the heavy application of industrial solvents such as ethanol, methanol, ethyl acetate and others.

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