Botanicals are found in many things, but what are they? It can be considered a drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants. It basically has to do with plants, plant life, or relating to the study of botany.
Botanicals are fresh or dried plants and can often be classified as herbs. Some of the most known botanicals are parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. These plants are extracted in water, ethanol or another organic solvent and are used for flavorings, fragrance, medicine and more. Botanicals are especially popular in the cosmetics industry, where botanicals are added to fragrance many products and add to consumer appeal.
Botanicals are often found in prescription and over the counter drugs in either their plant parts or in a modified chemical form. Additionally, many botanicals are used in the creation of certain dietary supplements.
In food, botanicals can be found to add flavor, fragrance and coloring. Found in baked goods, dairy products, beverages, and canned goods, you likely consume more botanicals that you know. Botanicals can also be found in other every day products such as personal care accessories such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bath gel, facial soap and body soap. One leading hotel amenity manufacturer, Aromae Botanicals, just as the name implies, uses various botanicals to fragrance and enhance their products.
Complete with a Rosemary and Heather Conditioning Shampoo, a Chamomile and Nettle Conditioner, a Cucumber and Aloe Lotion, a Grapefruit and Sage Facial Bar and a Bergamot and Lemon Bath Bar, each of their products uses botanicals in their formulation. These distinct fragrances are widely popular and the line of hotel amenities is sought out by innkeepers and guests alike. Especially in garden or outdoor themed Bed and Breakfasts. In addition to these botanical amenities there are also additional auxiliary items such as shower caps, mending kits, and vanity kits to complete the set.