Ambrosia Botanicals

Francisca started Ambrosia Botanicals in the mid 90s, back when she was Kathy Bull.
Her recipe is based on a 3000 year old recipe, known as a Galenical – the base of which is Olive Oil, Beeswax & Rosewater and Lanolin.

There are 4 Ambrosia products – Gardener’s Cream, For Your Skin, For Your Hands & for Your Hair.

Gardener’s Cream

Gardener’s Cream is heavy-duty, great for cracked heels, dry and very dry hands (like from concreting) it will take a few minutes to fully absorb, and you won’t need very much

Ingredients: Cold-pressed olive oil, lanolin, beeswax, borax, infusion of comfrey leaf & calendula petals, essential oil of Rose Geranium

For Your Hands

For Your Hands is a lighter hand cream, and it also great as a nappy rash cream, for non-weepy eczema, it can be used on mild sunburn.

Ingredients: Cold-pressed olive oil, lanolin, beeswax, borax, infusion of chickweed & lavender heads, essential oil of Lavender

For Your Skin

For Your Skin is a moisturiser, great as a night cream, it’s also a body moisturiser (awesome in the winter) and of course you can use it on your hands

Ingredients: Cold-pressed olive oil, lanolin, beeswax, borax, purified water, essential oils of Sandalwood, Geranium & Lavender

For Your Hair

For Your Hair is used for hold on short hair, and is fantastic to calm down frizz, and it has the added bonus of conditioning your hair – you can also use it as a lip balm!

Ingredients: cold-pressed olive oil, beeswax, essential oils of Rosemary, Geranium & Lavender.
The beeswax and olive oil are certified organic, herbs are sourced from Francisca’s garden which she manages organically and spray-free.


These wonderful products are available in:

  • Dunedin at Taste Nature Organic Supermarket
  • Port Chalmers at The Crafty Banker & 2Gypsies
  • Thames, Coromandel at Huia Design Store (Summer only)