About the Namibian Resource base
Namibia offers a variety of unique raw materials of which many were already proven to be valuable, effective health and beauty product ingredients. Namibia has ratified the Nagoya Protocol, and promulgated the Conservation of Biodiversity Act (Act 2 of 2017). This means that third parties interested to research, collect, process and/or export indigenous natural plant materials must comply with the provisions of ABS regulations. More information on ABS regulations can be obtained from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
The Namibian resource base for the health and beauty industry encompasses natural resources, including endemic and/or indigenous plants, cultivations, and minerals. Some of the most sought after ingredients are Marula and !Nara Lipid Oils, Namibian Myrrh Essential Oil, Devil’s Claw dried root, sea salt and charcoal powder. Selected ingredients are already certified “organic”. A number of the health and beauty products “Made in Namibia” and ingredients are actively sold in the international markets, notably the EU. To find out more about our ingredients.