Sonatur skin care products are manufactured on the farm where Walk in The Light Ministries is based.
The idea behind having a farm/enterprise was to support the work of Walk in The Light in Haniville, an african township bordering onto the Walk in The Light property.
From 2005 until 2010 this worked really well until a huge piece of the most productive land was expropriated by the government to establish a petroleum pump station for a new pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg. This devastated our financial support base and decimated our cashflow for Walk in The Light.
Out of the ashes a new enterprise is emerging and growing and below is a graphical layout of the farm and the growing, harvesting and processing of Rose Geranium pure and organic essential oil.
We have created the whole value chain from having our own parent stock of Rose Geranium plants where we take cuttings and then root them in our own tunnels.
Once the seedlings have been established and have a good root plug they are transferred to the open fields and grown organically.
Every 3 - 4 months all the leaves of the Rose Geranium plant are harvested and taken to our central facility on the farm for processing
At the processing facility the leaves are placed in huge stainless steel tanks and steam distilled at 160 degrees celsius
Once this process is completed after 3 hours and the steam has passed through a cooling condensor
The steam is cooled to 40 degrees celsius and then the watery liquid with the essential oils enters a separator where the oil floats on top of the water and then extracted from the separator for processing into Scent of Natures - Natural Healing Balm products