What does it mean to be a responsible, sustainable and natural company? And which indicator says how committed are your values? Would it be your products? Your people? Your brand? Or its essence?
Our history began in 1984, with the arrival of Mr. Rafael Montuenga Maestre in the small town in the interior of São Paulo called Torrinha. Our trajectory, since then, has been traced by many fights and victories.
The essence of Citróleo’s construction has always been based on love for nature, and this is what made us a strongly responsible company, with values committed to sustainability and being natural in itself.
Discover our history:
How it all began
Founded by Mr. Rafael Montuenga Maestre in the city of Torrinha, interior of São Paulo, initially for the production of essential oils;
Start of production of Natural Alpha Bisabolol, a derivative of candeia oil;
It acquired a subsidiary in Minas Gerais, in the city of Baependi;
Citróleo receives ISO 9001 certification by SGS, guaranteeing quality in the bisabolol production process;
Acquired another subsidiary in Minas Gerais, in the city of São Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo;
Start of activities in the north of Pará, in the Amazon Forest region, with the manufacture of vegetable oils and butters;
Citróleo receives organic certification for the organic bisabolol production process;
It acquired another subsidiary in Minas Gerais, in the city of Carrancas;
Through research and development, the CitroGreen line was launched, for hair, face and body care;
Citróleo is certified by Imaflora in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) for forest management certification at Fazenda Citróleo/MG and at three other farms;
Launch of the CitroTech line, with effective solutions for the conservation of the environment and its natural resources;
Inclusion of Bioactive, a strategic research partner of the Citróleo economic group;
It acquired another subsidiary in the state of Pará, in the city of Benevides;
Citróleo is certified by Imaflora in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) for chain of custody certification in its units in Carrancas/MG and Torrinha/SP;
Inclusion of CitroBio, a partner of the Citróleo economic group;
Citróleo starts approval by ECOCERT Greenlife for the supply of ingredients for natural and organic products;
Launch of the CitroPet line, specially developed for the care and well-being of animals;
Citróleo is Halal certified by the CDIAL, attesting that the entire production process respects the norms established in Islamic law;
The Citrue Bisabolol product receives the NATRUE Approved seal. A quick and easy way for consumers to identify authentic natural and organic cosmetic products;