We’ve grown up from the days of using a brandy bottle and an old steel can to extract our unique ingredients but the same love and attention are still applied to every batch.
All our native plant extracts are hand harvested which allows us to choose from only the very best leaves (it’s sort of like a green-fingered X Factor…). By pruning only the finest leaves the tree is allowed to grow back to its full potential in no time at all. Not only does this make for happy plants but maintains the islands natural eco-system. Our harvesting is, and always will be, 100% sustainable. In fact, other than us, our plants only interact with the birds and the bees.
All of Sven’s Island’s unique bio-active ingredients are 100% wildcrafted and produced using the old making techniques including distillation, tincturing and infusion. Just over a hundred years ago, all products were made this way. Today we’re the only ones who handle every step of the process ourselves, from beginning to end. These extracts vary from year to year and harvest to harvest, based on changing seasons, rainfall, varying temperatures, and exact harvesting locations. The finished natural extract depends on what the wild ecology of the island has on offer.
But where the magic really lies is in the extraction process (ok, science-y bit coming up…). The industrial techniques used by some big extraction manufacturers damage the all-important properties of the plant, drastically reducing their therapeutic powers. We use an uber-delicate “proprietary extraction process” which leaves the natural properties of the plants at maximum potency and ready to be used for the good of everyone!