Natéva works with a network of over 250 local producers and harvesters in France and around the world.
Natéva maintains control of its supply chains from cultivation to harvesting to processing through communication, advice, rigorous specifications, and audits.
Plant eco-extraction and extract conservation by Natéva
As soon as the company was founded, Natéva developed an innovative process for the eco-extraction and conservation of plant extracts that is respectful of plant life, and that was recognized with an Artinov award, an artisanal innovation competition.
To ensure active ingredients are fully preserved in the extracts, plants are processed for a minimal time through thermal maceration and agitation, thus reducing energy consumption.
The objective is to produce extracts offering a high content of active ingredients and superior organoleptic characteristics while reducing this activity’s impact on the planet’s resources.
Once processing is completed, plant waste is recycled into compost for local producers.
Thanks to three stainless steel distillation units ranging from 1800 to 3600 liters, Natéva can distill plants with a low pressure system through direct or indirect steam.
This process allows us to obtain essential oils and floral waters, which are used in the composition of numerous personal care products, in aromatherapy and in food as natural flavoring.
A fourth vacuum distillation unit was developed to enhance certain floral waters and to work on noble materials such as myrrh or incense.
Following the acquisition of an oil press, Natéva started producing rare and unique vegetable oils.
Thanks to its expertise in the virtues and transformation of plants, Natéva also develops liquid organic food supplements under client brand names, that are packaged on site.
Finally, Natéva also commercializes fresh and dried organic plants.
Premium extracts: core ingredients in Léa Nature brands
Léa Nature products are made with extracts produced by Natéva. Organic and fair-trade chamomile floral water can be found, for instance, in product formulas developed for our brands Floressance, SO’BiO étic, Natessance and Eau Thermale Jonzac.