Desert King International was founded in 1978 in San Diego, California USA, as a pioneer in jojoba oil production. It rapidly became the largest and most reputable jojoba oil producer setting the standards for quality jojoba oil products. Since then, Desert King International has added Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria products to its high quality natural products line. It is now the world’s largest producer of Yucca schidigera extracts (since 1980) and Quillaja saponaria products (since 1995). Desert King International focuses on providing proven natural solutions to the Food & Beverage, Animal Health, Personal Care, Agriculture, Mining and Pharmaceutical industries.
“Our commitment is to continue to grow and to continue to be the leaders that we always have been in the Quillaja industry.“
Business Development Manager
Sales Director, Personal Care
Desert King Chile’s mission is to commercialize high quality saponin products derived from the Chilean tree Quillaja saponaria Molina (quillay, soapbark, Bois de Panama). Desert King Chile services customers in Latin America, Asia and Europe. We have a very specialized multidisciplinary team to provide expedited technical solutions to our customer’s various needs.
“We firmly believe that teamwork strengthens our company, and our customers see it too. We are a world class company of human scale“
Key Account Manager
Desert King Mexico is our manufacturing facility located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, for all our Yucca schidigera products. We follow all the rules and regulations set forth by the Mexican Forestry Department to insure that the Yucca extraction rate does not exceed the plant’s natural recovery rate. Desert King Mexico is constantly updated on legal issues pertaining to Yucca schidigera harvesting and follows strict forest management plans working in conjunction with communal land owners.
“Yucca extracts are our specialty, and we contribute to the growth and satisfaction of our clients each time we implement an improvement, something we continually strive to do.“
Gilberto Rodriguez Jr.
Natural Response S.A., located in Quilpue, Chile is our enterprise devoted to the production of natural extracts derived from Quillaja saponaria. The company participates actively in technological innovation projects to study the best Quillaja culture conditions and the countless saponin industrial applications. Thus, from 1998 to date, the company has developed 4 FONDEF projects, a governmental entity which allocates money to scientific and technological investigations, with the purpose of studying different aspects related to Quillaja saponins, including their uses, applications, forestry management practices and many more.
“Every time a product leaves our factory, in it you will find all of our employees’ effort and our technology, that’s why we are confident that every product we send to the world is a master piece which will provide complete satisfaction to those who trust us.“
Casablanca´s Facilities Manager
The Saponin Research Center (SRC) is a fully owned Research and Development division of Desert King International. This company was established in 2013, and is dedicated to the development of applied research based on saponins from different plant sources.
“Our main objective is to find solutions through the development of R&D activities to obtain natural products which solve diverse current problems in an ecofriendly way.“
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