SBI’s Chilean Hazelnut Oil is 100% organically grown and processed (certified by Ecocert). Currently, SBI has 1,600 certified hectares of land, which will increase to 25,000 hectares during this season. Additionally, the company uses fair-trade practices and is working with smallholder farmers to be Fair Trade certified during 2019.
The wild natural Gevuina avellana is a beautiful evergreen tree that is native to regions of Chilean Patagonia. Gevuina avellana oil, extracted from the nut, is particularly high in monounsaturated fatty acids including Oleic acid and Palmitoleic acid. The oil is able to lubricate the skin easily and effectively leaving the skin feeling supple and refreshed sensation. It is light in both color and texture which makes it an ideal additive for massage or facial application. The oil is particularly suited to dry, damaged and brittle hair or skin application.
Under SBI’s supervision, the Gevuina avellana is sustainably hand-picked by farmers and their families. SBI trains its harvesters in quality assurance of the fruit and safety. SBI also works with the Chilean Government and local organizations, to compliment and leverage the efforts already done is this region, resulting in a high social impact in the community.