Let's start - At the beginning!

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.

Picking shea nuts in Ghana to produce unrefined shea butter

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.

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  • Thank you for your amazing support. We truly appreciate it, here at Isivuno Naturals.

    Zikhona
  • I am so happy I found Isivuno! South Africa needed a local shea-butter supplier!

    Linnet
  • I have started my little business and your story and accomplishment is an inspiration. I have just placed my first order with you and look forward to using your products and supporting your business.

    Vivianne
  • I have started my little business and your story and accomplishment is an inspiration. I have just placed my first order with you and look forward to using your products and supporting your business.

    Vivianne
  • Hi came across shea butter as I was researching about my dry skin and I struggle to find safe products on my skin. Im only gonna use natural products from now on. I will be placing my order soon

    Tracy

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