Naturally effective hair care.

Our handcrafted products are made with a combination of natural and plant derived ingredients. We select active botanicals that are scientifically proven to deliver results and we source our ingredients from local and organic producers wherever possible. 

Botaniq is certified cruelty free by PETA, which means our ingredients and products are never tested on animals. 

 
 

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Botanical Extracts & Minerals

The extracts and minerals in our products are sustainably harvested and then processed using natural, environmentally friendly methods, including distillation, fermentation, drying, and glycerin extraction.


ACACIA TREE GUM

A natural alternative to PVP and other synthetic fixatives. Boosts hair volume and offers flexible styling hold.

BENTONITE CLAY

A naturally occurring mineral clay composed of aged volcanic ash sourced from Southland, New Zealand. Bentonite has mild cleansing properties that absorb oil and dirt.

ORGANIC BLUE AGAVE LEAF EXTRACT

A nutrient rich humectant that provides lasting hydration and adds lustre to hair.  

ORGANIC BURDOCK ROOT EXTRACT

A natural antimicrobial and antioxidant with soothing properties. Helps to alleviate skin irritation and itching, making it ideal for dry, flaky scalps.  

COLLOIDAL OAT KERNEL FLOUR

A soothing preparation made from wholegrain oats. This ultra-fine powder has numerous functional properties, making it ideal as a gentle cleanser, moisturiser and protective ingredient.

EPSOM SALT

A naturally occurring magnesium salt found in seawater and certain minerals. Boosts wave, curl and volume - just like a swim in the ocean.

ORGANIC GINKGO LEAF EXTRACT

Rich in phytonutrients that help to prevent oxidative damage to the skin and hair, while soothing and preventing irritation. Research has shown that ginkgo may also help to promote hair growth.

ORGANIC & PALM-FREE GLYCERIN

A natural humectant and emollient derived from non-GMO vegetable oils. Boosts hydration, helping the skin and hair to retain essential moisture. Glycerin also improves skin barrier function and protects the scalp and hair against dryness.  

HALLOYSITE CLAY

A naturally occurring mineral clay with a worldwide reputation for its purity, sourced from Matauri Bay in New Zealand. Halloysite absorbs excess oils from the hair, helping to create volume and lift.

ORGANIC LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT

A natural antioxidant and skin-soothing extract. Helps to alleviate reddened and irritated skin, making it ideal for sensitive and aggravated scalps.

NATURAL PARFUM

A mild, natural preservative made from a proprietary blend of plant extracts. It has a soft vanilla, almond scent and is used to prevent microbial growth in cosmetic products.

PRO-VITAMIN B5

Promotes skin renewal, relieves itching and has an anti-inflammatory effect. In haircare, it offers strength and lasting hydration, improves elasticity and has a plumping effect on the hair shaft.

ROSEMARY LEAF EXTRACT

A potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Helps to prevent oxidative damage to the skin and hair, while also soothing dry and irritated skin.  

ORGANIC SEA KELP BIOFERMENT

A New Zealand sea kelp extract that is produced using natural fermentation technology. Fermentation breaks down the kelp into smaller, more beneficial components (including amino acids and vitamins) that deliver hydration, restore softness and protect hair from daily damage.

SEA SALT / MARIS SAL

Sourced from the South Pacific Ocean, sea salt helps to recreate the perfect beach wave.

HYDROLYZED SILK

A natural silk protein that forms a protective veil around the hair shaft, improving elasticity and strength while smoothing fly-aways. Silk protein also helps to fight weather related frizz by holding or releasing moisture in response to the humidity of the surrounding environment.

SORBITOL

A natural sugar derivative produced from glucose that also occurs naturally in a variety of fruit and berries. It attracts and holds onto moisture to keep hair and skin perfectly hydrated.

ORGANIC TAPIOCA STARCH

Extracted from the root of the cassava shrub, this silky powder is an excellent oil absorber that doesn’t dry out the scalp.

VITAMIN E

A natural vitamin that is a potent antioxidant with protective, soothing and moisturising benefits for the skin and hair.

XANTHAN GUM

A natural gum produced by fermentation of sugar. Offers styling hold and hair smoothing.


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Botanical Oils & Natural Waxes

We only use non-GMO oils and waxes that are sustainably harvested from organic or local sources where possible. We choose cold-pressed or CO2 extracted seed and fruit oils to ensure their full benefits are retained for our products. 


ABYSSINIAN SEED OIL

Hydrates and plumps tired skin. Adds shine and manageability to hair. Abyssinian Oil is also a natural lubricant that enhances shaving for a smoother, closer finish.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that replenish the skin’s protective barrier. Ideal for sensitive or dry skin.

ORGANIC BEESWAX

Sustainably sourced from New Zealand beehives. Beeswax adds definition and hold, while keeping hair smooth and hydrated.

BABAÇU SEED OIL

Rich in fatty acids that have been scientifically proven to penetrate the hair shaft. This unique Brazilian oil strengthens and protects the hair from damage during washing, combing and heat styling.

ORGANIC BROCCOLI SEED OIL

A natural alternative to silicones that forms a protective veil around the hair shaft. Smoothes rough cuticles for high shine and lightweight conditioning.

CARNAUBA WAX

Sustainably harvested from the leaves of the carnauba palm tree. Helps to shape and hold the hair, while smoothing the cuticle for a protective effect.

ORGANIC COCONUT OIL

Rich in fatty acids that are small enough to the penetrate the hair shaft. Research shows that coconut oil is able to significantly reduce cuticle damage during washing, combing and heat styling.

DAIKON RADISH SEED OIL

A natural alternative to silicones that offers a delicate slip and high shine to the hair. Research has shown that daikon radish oil is on par with silicones for enhancing shine and reducing hair breakage.  

ORGANIC JOJOBA SEED OIL

A unique liquid wax, similar to the skin’s natural sebum. Forms a non-greasy, breathable film that prevents moisture loss, leaving skin and hair smooth, soft and supple.

KIWIFRUIT SEED OIL   

New Zealand grown and exceptionally high in Omega 3, an essential fatty acid for soothing and preventive care of reddened, irritated skin. Kiwifruit oil also improves skin hydration and elasticity.

KOKUM SEED BUTTER

A nourishing plant butter with emollient and regenerative properties that help to restore the skin’s barrier function, as well as condition and soften dry hair. Ideal for dry or irritated scalps.

KUKUI NUT OIL

Used for Centuries in Hawaii to treat skin ailments, this light yet replenishing oil is rich in essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which support the skin’s restorative processes.

PASSION FLOWER SEED OIL

High in Omega 6 and antioxidants. Forms a protective veil around the hair shaft, sealing in moisture while adding softness and shine.  

ORGANIC PERILLA SEED OIL

Rich in essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which support the skin’s restorative processes. Perilla Seed Oil also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Ideal for sensitive and acne prone skin types.

ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN FRUIT OIL

Extracted from organic sea buckthorn berries, this oil is full of potent antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Beta-Carotene, which help to protect hair from environmental damage.  

SOYBEAN OIL 

A moisturising oil that is rich in lecithin, sterolins, and vitamin E, which help to restore skin barrier function and protect the hair and skin against oxidative processes.

ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Rich in essential Omega 6 that helps to maintain the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss. Nourishes and moisturises the scalp and hair without feeling greasy.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Our products are naturally fragranced using skin-safe essential oils and adhere to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) standards. We use essential oils obtained through steam distillation or cold-pressing.

Our fragrance notes include: Bitter Orange Leaf Oil / Chamomile (German Blue) Flower Oil / Copaíba Balsam Oil / Elemi Gum Oil / Geranium Flower Oil / Himalayan Cedarwood Oil / Lavender (NZ Pacific Blue) Flower Oil / Mandarin Peel Oil / Palmarosa Oil / Spearmint Leaf Oil  


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Naturally Derived Ingredients

We use a selection of naturally-derived ingredients created with green chemistry to enhance our formulations. Green chemistry uses eco friendly methods to create effective and safe ingredients from natural raw materials.    


CETYL ALCOHOL

An waxy moisturiser derived from certified sustainable palm oil. Cetyl alcohol is not related to drying alcohols like ethanol. It is non-irritating and forms a light, protective coating on the hair shaft, smoothing the cuticle to prevent frizz, tangling and damage.

COCO-CAPRYLATE

A plant based alternative to silicone derived from coconut oil. Feather light and non-greasy, it illuminates and smoothes the cuticle for silky, glossy hair.

COCO-GLUCOSIDE

An exceptionally mild emulsifier derived from sugar and coconut oil that helps water and oil to combine. When used in higher concentrations, coco-glucoside is a gentle hair and skin cleanser.

GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE

A multifunctional ingredient derived from vegetable glycerin and coconut oil. It has moisturising and conditioning properties and helps to prevent microbial growth in products.

GLYCERYL OLEATE

An emollient derived from vegetable glycerin and sunflower oil. Glyceryl oleate also occurs naturally in hair lipids. It is a lipid layer enhancer that counteracts the drying effects of surfactants in cleansing products, while conditioning the hair and skin.

GLYCERYL STEARATE

An emollient and emulsifier derived from vegetable glycerin and certified sustainable palm oil. Glyceryl stearate also occurs naturally in the human body. It forms a protective barrier on the skin and hair to prevent moisture loss, and also helps to thicken and stabilise products.  

GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE

A multifunctional ingredient derived from vegetable glycerin and castor bean oil that helps to prevent microbial growth in products. It also has moisturising and conditioning properties.

ISOAMYL LAURATE

A natural ester oil produced from botanical ingredients. This silky, non-greasy oil reduces static, detangles hair and imparts a glossy shine.

POLYGLYCERYL-3 BEESWAX

Produced by combining vegetable glycerin and beeswax to create a water-dispersible wax. It adds definition and flexibility to the hair, without feeling heavy or greasy.

POLYGLYCERYL-3 PALMITATE

An exceptionally mild emulsifier derived from vegetable glycerin and certified sustainable palm oil. It helps water and oil to combine, allowing waxy products to be washed easily from the hair.  

SODIUM CITRATE

The salt form of citric acid. It acts as a natural buffer to keep products pH friendly to skin and hair.

SQUALANE

An anti-aging active derived from olive oil that also occurs naturally in the skin and depletes as we age. In skin care, squalane provides long-lasting moisturisation, improves suppleness and elasticity, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In hair care, squalane provides heat protection, prevents breakage, improves shine and moisture retention.

STEARIC ACID

A natural fatty acid derived from certified sustainable palm oil that moisturises, conditions and protects hair and skin, while helping to stabilise and thicken formulations. Stearic acid also occurs naturally in the human body and plant butters.