Philosophia Botanica was born from a moment of inspiration.....

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Once upon a time, a drop of sunlight fell to the ground and it turned into a golden leaf.....


Philosophia Botanica was established in Cape Town, in 2013, and was born from a moment of inspiration and from my passion for well-being, aromatherapy, plants, herbal remedies and anything natural and botanical! I often asked myself, where could I find good quality all natural products that nurture inner beauty, as well as outer radiance? 


As a wellness professional, I was aware that there were plenty of  high quality beauty brands on the market, as well as spas and yoga retreats, but no one brand that combined the best of these worlds in a complete holistic and therapeutic approach to beauty and well-being.


While living in Cape Town, I felt inspired by the nature that was surrounding me, the Cape indigenous plants and botanical oils, as well as by my passion for the spa industry, eastern therapies, wellness, beauty and therapeutic treatments and so I wrote a list of everything I needed to follow such a path and the Philosophia Botanica range was born with products and rituals inspired by a fusion of eastern traditional techniques. 


The Philosophia Botanica range is sourced from a variety of ecological sources throughout the world. Each source promotes traditional plant-based knowledge, represents an inspiring story of organic agriculture, sustainability, economic upliftment, and wherever possible the preservation of botanical culture. 

I believe that botanical treasures like essential oils and flower essences can have a significant positive influence on our mental, physical and soul wellness as well as on the economic health of small communities throughout the world.

I strongly believe in supporting sustainable agriculture; especially within Africa so that we can contribute to local economic development for generations to come. 


I personally source and research all our ingredients. Wherever possible, many of our ingredients are sourced from sustainable and Fair-trade plantations. All our products are hypoallergenic and vegan friendly and come packaged in glass to preserve freshness and conserve the original scent, as well as being ready for re-cycling.

All our ingredients are 100% natural and none of the products contain parabens, artificial colors, mineral oil, silicone or any animal raw materials. We  are against animal testing! The raw materials are rigorously selected and combined for optimum effectiveness on the skin

and each product contains Botanical plant(s) and 100% pure oils. 


I welcome you into a botanical journey with our seed to skin formulas and rituals.

Francesca Canzano-Franklin