... and beyond

Nature Products. Net

from the tropical forests of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan


rare oils, essential oils, and skin treatments...

....intensely natural

the TianZi transportable distill

Angkor jungle skin oil

Aquilaria resin

Lemon pepper tree essential oil (Zanthoxylum acanthopodium, Rutaceae)

Carrier oil (Camellia oleifera, Theaceae)

Natural Emulsifier

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 acne



Traditional 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.

our products are developed by the
TianZi Biodiversity Research & Development Centre


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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.

The 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.

Traditional 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.

Through buying our products you are contributing to save these species from extinction.

Your ecologically friendly production:
proudly traceable!

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 rain forest?

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 us.

The TianZi Team.