Skip to main content
                          Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  LinkedIn  Pinterest 

Lipstick Tree - Unique And Less Competition Business - Namum Business Seiyalaam - High Margin - Lipstick Tree Farming - Bixa Tree

How to Start Organic Color Manufacturing Business

Everyone should aware of the hazardous of chemical colors using in our daily using products such as packe foods,frozen meat,cheese,ghee butter,cosmetics and bakery products etc.. Even in  Holi, these colors are creating skin problems.To overcome this chemical colours,Many farmers in India are cultivating Bixa Tree is also called Lipstick Tree, it’s a natural color which is extracted from the fruits.[Also Read: Amazon Delivery Partner Business Idea]


These  Bixa Tree seeds properties are suitable for food colors and these colors widely used for body paint in certain part of America. If the tree is cultivated all over India, then there will be more supply of natural colors .We need to promote this cultivation and spread awareness to the farmers by helping them to procure Bixa Seeds for cultivation and training. Yellow orange dye are extracted from the its seeds.[Also Read: High Profit Flour Business Idea]

How to Start Bixa Tree Cultivation

In India, Most of the northern states are cultivating the Bixa Tree and  the southern region Hydrabad,Nellore,Andhra and Chitoor these states are started cultivating this tree by the support of horticulture department.[Also Read: Farming Business Idea - Hydroponics]

The Botanical Name for this tree is Bixa Orellana.It will grow between  2.5 Meter – 7.5 Meters Height. This tree can be planted indoor as well as outdoor. Temperatures between 20 and 26 degrees C and can with stand up to 40 degrees and an annual rainfall of 1250 - 2000 m.m.[Also Read: Safe Home Business Idea - House Sanitation]

Edible fruit of Bixa orellana is harvested mainly for its seeds which are used to make the red orange dye named annatto a very widely used and important food grade natural colorant.​ confectionery, bakery and dairy industry as well as in cosmetics and leather industry​.Meat products ,beverages, pharmaceutical, products, confectionery and beauty products​. [Also Read: Innovative Business Idea Eatable Plate]


  • 3 Times in a Year​
  • Cash crop​
  • Spacing is 5m by 5m between each stem and the rows to allow the crop to grow tall and bushy​
  • We can harvest the seeds from the first year onwards but the crops fully matured within 4 -5 years
  • Harvesting involves cutting of mature pods from the tree​
  • Pods are then shade-dried​
  • Seeds that are cleaned, dried and packed in gunny bags ready for collection​
  • Germinate from seeds or cuttings​

Cultivating States

  • Dry seasons for seed ripening and so Andhra Pradesh is well suited​
  • Hyderabd, Visakhapatnam, Nellore and chittoor​
  • grown in a variety of soils provided the drainage is good​
  • Sowing period is June - July. The harvesting period is February - March. ​



  • Crop is disease and pest-free ​
  • Drought resistant​
  • The fruits dry and harden into red capsules, Ripen​


Post-Harvest Operations

The bunches are spread onto polythene sheets or clothes under semi shade conditions for 6-7 days. ​The dried pods are beaten to remove the seeds. ​The separated seeds are winnowed and stored in gunny bags in cool and dry places. ​ [Also Read: Ready Made Samosa Business Idea]


Fruits are harvested for its seeds, which contains bixin (natural food color). We can get 1500/3000kg of seeds in an acre per year.


The farmers can sell the bixa seeds to the product manufacture and earn good margin. Also if they start the own lipstick manufacturing unit then there will be huge margin. [Also Read: Innovative Business Idea, Ice Cream Dosa Business]


Training Details

Plant Supplier Reference

*** Tutorial Videos ***

Follow us:
 Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest

An initiative from