the TianZi transportable distill
Angkor jungle skin oil
Lemon pepper tree essential oil (Zanthoxylum acanthopodium, Rutaceae)
Carrier oil (Camellia oleifera, Theaceae)
Chinese rose essential oil
Chinese rose powder
Skin treatment formula 1 for light acne
Skin treatment formula 2 for serious acne
Skin treatment formula 3 for scars caused by
home distilling apparatus
Species protection requires also technologies for making endangered
plants useful. Through finding economic values for them they can become
domesticated and escape the fate of extinction.
Therefore, at TianZi we are also looking at the potential of plants
for making essential oils. To distill the essential oil, we are using
an age old distilling technology, which is produced by local people
with the best of all material: copper.
The essential oil distill is designed for home use or small scale industries
and is produced in different sizes. Please write to us if you are interested
in buying a traditional copper essential oil distilling plant.
Designing the distill to maximize space and ease of transport to the
places where essential oils can be extracted on site by simple to use
technology, made us revive old alchemist distilling technologies.
The final product: a distill fitting about 20 kg of material and additional
30 liters of water. The "waste line" on the hand made drum
indicates the lower space for water; above is an insert, which holds
the extractable products above the steam.
The distill makers; rightfully proud about their product.
At the TianZi Biodiversity Centre, the stil is used to extract rare
essential oils from rainforest plants.
The distil is placed above a farmer's stove and heated with wood fire.
This ensures an easy to adapt technology for any remote village.
The distill marks TianZi's efforts to revive traditions and support
local skills and craftsmanship. The distill is available on sale. However,
we can only produce limited quantities per year. Please write to us
if you wish to purchase one of these unique and useful products.
You contribute to the maintenance of handicraft skills and improved
livelihood of ethnic communities.
products are developed by the
TianZi Biodiversity Research
& Development Centre
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species in cooperation with local ethnic communities
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BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
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The tropical mountain
forests of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China, are the home of thousands of
species with a potential to develop health and cosmetics products.
TianZi Biodiversity Research
& Development Centre is devoting its work to finding these species,
researching their potential, farm them in forest-farming ecosystems, and
find market outlets.
and modern processing technologies are applied depending on crops and
quality requirements of the market.
For distilling essential oil we are using high quality copper for a traditionally
designed distilling apparatus. You can see
the distill here.
buying our products you are contributing to save these species from extinction.
ecologically friendly production:
Imagine, the traceability of your products leads your customers
to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains
where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity,
your customers can visit the places and people where your products start
from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood
of local ethnic communities.
Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your business?
Would your trademark benefit from international
research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the
If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business,
certifying your products as contributing to biodiversity protection will
be an advantage with a competitive edge.
The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to
design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote
rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives
to destructive forms of mono culture.
If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact
The TianZi Team.