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May 03, 2019 10 Comments
My name is Zikhona. I am the founder of Isivuno Naturals. I also run our family business, O'live Handmade Soaps. I am thoroughly passionate about natural and organic skincare. Afterall, it is what saved my darling daughter from terrible flare-ups of eczema. We use pure unrefined shea butter in all our products.
I started Isivuno Naturals casually in 2016 when I started to buy 100% pure authentic unrefined shea butter directly from a supplier in Ghana.
I had, up until then, been buying shea butter for use in our products from local vendors, but always found it unsatisfactory, or just refined stuff. After a while I knew I could be sourcing better, so I started looking AT THE VERY SOURCE. What started as a small, 5kg shipment at the beginning, has now turned into a business, where we import tons from a small village in Norther Ghana. But, it was all unexpected.
It has not been easy growing the business, I have focused on the vision, to supply the best quality raw unrefined shea butter and other raw ingredients in South Africa.
Had someone told me in 2015/16 that I would be importing shea butter for own use and trade in a few months I would have not believed them. I can not believe the overwhelming support we have had. I am glad to be contributing and helping individuals and businesses access the best quality ingredients they can. This keeps us going.
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