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The rainforest contains many products that can be harvested from the wild: gathered from their natural habitat without causing the rainforest any harm. These products contain many powerful natural ingredients that find valuable uses in the cosmetics and food industries.

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HELP US PRESERVE BORNEO’S REMAINING 44% RAINFOREST

In the past 50 years, more than 50% of Borneo’s original rainforest has been lost to deforestation. Every second, a patch of rainforest the size of a soccer field disappears to make place for monoculture plantations. This has huge impact on the environment and the people who live in it.

Testimonials

When making sourcing decisions, positive environmental and social impact are key metrics. We’ve been working with Forestwise on illipe butter since 2019 and their business model based on forest conservation through community collaboration has continued to impress. During our first visit in 2019 it was clear the care that has gone into cultivating relationships with partner communities. Their transparency in operating, commitment to continual improvement and willingness to collaborate has made them an incredibly valued supplier.

Jesse Pretty | Buying – Lush Cosmetics North America

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"The Illipe butter I got close to 3 years ago is still as fresh as when I got it and I never had any problem with my illipe butter in my formulations (Soap and Lotions) that other people in the soaping group I am in seem to have with illipe butters from other suppliers. And I got my Buah Merah yesterday! Happy Dance!! I love the fact that it absorbs instantly without feeling greasy. I will be making a face serum and lotion with it"

Sarah Ogunde

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I used the Illipe in a small test batch, and it is wonderful. Gives a stable emulsion, and lends luxurious feel to the cream - smooth and not too greasy. Besides it blended well with other butters and oils when melted slowly on a low heat. I give it a thumbs up. simply said - WONDERFUL! Though I had to dig it up from the bucket with a bit of elbow grease☺. In the end I melted the entire thing, and put it in small 50g muffin forms, so I can use it in the future.

Kay

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DISCOVER OUR WILD-HARVESTED RAINFOREST PRODUCTS yourself

If you are interested in rainforest products, take a look at our exciting range of products that find valuable uses in the cosmetics and food industry. Our ingredients are used in formulations for skincare, haircare, sun care and other personal care products, as well as various food applications.

Our products

Our oil presses ready for production

Dayak ladies performing a traditional Dayak dance at the factory opening

Demonstration of pressing illipe nut at the factory opening with the bupati (district head) of Sintang, pak Jarot Winarno

Ceremony during the factory opening on 24th of February 2020

Our oil presses ready for production

Dayak ladies performing a traditional Dayak dance at the factory opening

Demonstration of pressing illipe nut at the factory opening with the bupati (district head) of Sintang, pak Jarot Winarno

Ceremony during the factory opening on 24th of February 2020

NEWS & STORIES

Forestwise interview by The Chemical Daily from Japan

Forestwise was interviewed by The Chemical Daily from Japan about our approach to conserve the rainforests in Borneo. Read a snapshot of the article here or click on the link below for the full article (subscription required).

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Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine article about Forestwise

Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine covered an article about Forestwise' latest ingredient: Organic FFL illipe butter RBD. Read more through the link below. ‍

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Income increase from the rainforest

Forestwise helps to maintain the wild rainforest by empowering villagers to protect and conserve what’s theirs. In doing so, Forestwise generates employment and income for local inhabitants.

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Forestwise Launches Refined Organic Illipe Butter

Forestwise, supplier of quality raw ingredients that are sustainably sourced from Indonesian rainforests, now offers organic- and Fair for Life-certified, refined, bleached, and deodourised (RBD) Illipe butter.

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Video Virgin Coconut Oil processing

We have just released a video that shows the production process of our premium cold pressed virgin coconut oil. Click the link below to experience the process for yourself! 

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Forestwise nominated for the Green Ingredients Awards

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