The salva plant is native to Central America. This member of the sage family has been grown since the dawn of time by Aztecs and Mayans. After the flowers dry, they fill up with tiny gray seeds that are cold pressed to extract their oil. Salva oil is rich in fatty acids, 60% of which are omega-3, and known for its antioxidant properties.
“A Positive Sourcing” program developed with Pur Projet for selecting more responsible supply chains.
The salva we select is grown in Esteli, a cool, mountainous region in northern Nicaragua. It is harvested by an agricultural co-op that comprises about 100 local producers and is working to rebuild a forested corridor with rich biodiversity.