Herbal Extracts

The Most Environmentally Sustainable Herbal Extracts In The World

Our herbal extracts are grown with quality and the environment as our top of mind. By combining plant-science with technology we grow our herbs indoors. Using our state-of-the-art vertical farm technology, we raise our plants from non-GMO, organic seeds. Each herb is raised under the perfect growing conditions, using over 90% less water, land, and fertilizer without the use of pesticides or sprays.  Having precise control over the nutrients, environents and stress conditions our plants are exposed to throughout their life, we ensure our herbs are rich in therapeutic compounds that we consistently produce year-round.  Providing our cusotmers with a safe, reliable natural source of hydrosols year-round.  

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Herbal Extracts Methods

There are several methods for extracting the active compounds from herbs to make herbal extracts. Some common methods include:

Alcohol extraction: This method involves soaking herbs in alcohol to extract the active compounds. 

Water extraction: This method involves steeping herbs in hot water to extract their active compounds. 

Oil extraction: This method involves soaking herbs in oil to extract their active compounds.

Steam distillation: This method involves steam passing through plant material to extract the essential oils. The resulting liquid is called a hydrosol.

Solvent extraction: This method involves using a solvent, such as hexane or ethanol.

The Cost Of Essential Oils

The essential oil industry has far reaching environmental impacts. Some of the  potential environmental concerns include:

  1. Habitat destruction: Plants used for essential oils cover millions of square kilometers of land worldwide.

  2. Pesticide use: Some essential oil crops are heavily treated with pesticides, which can have negative impacts on the environment and human health.

  3. Water pollution: Growing the herbs for essential oil involves the use of large amounts of water.

Herbal Extracts

Shop Hydrosols

Herbal hydrosols, also known as floral waters, are aqueous solutions that are created by steam distilling plant materials. They are similar to essential oils, but they are much less concentrated and are typically less expensive. They are used in a variety of ways, including in skin care products, as natural fragrances, and in household cleaning products.

To use herbal hydrosols, you can simply mist them onto your skin or hair, or you can add them to creams, lotions, and other skin care products. You can also use them as a natural fragrance in your home or as a natural alternative to chemical-based cleaning products. Just be sure to store them in a cool, dark place to help preserve their shelf life.

Sustainably Grown Herbs

At NuLeaf, we believe vertical farms have an important role in creating a sustainable food future. By building farms inside our communities, we reduce our dependency on complex and inefficient supply chains. Growing indoors, away from risks of pests, disease, and mother nature, we can reduce our food waste by growing highly perishable herbs locally, at our extraction facility all year round.

Growing inside an environment designed to create the perfect conditions for happy, healthy plants, we use precise nutrient delivery technology to produce better higher quality plant compounds. Our automation systems allow us to use a fraction of the water and land typically used in traditional agriculture while eliminating the use of pesticides.

As a developer and operator of vertical farm technology, we are committed to creating net-zero solutions for agriculture to reduce its environmental impacts. Growing stronger communities through year-round sustainable urban agriculture.

NuLeaf Keys to Sustainable net-zero Agriculture

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Grow Our Herbs

Produce Hydrosols

Retailers and Cosmetic Manufacturers

Do you run a health and wellness, apothecary cosmetic business?  Are you looking for natural products or ingredients to deliver the best quality products to your customers while reducing your impact on the environment  We would love to hear from you!

NuLeaf offers wholesale accounts to retailers and manufactures across the country  Interested?  Email us at sales@nuleaffarms.ca to learn more. 

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