Isivuno Naturals was started by Zikhona Tefu, owner of O’live Handmade Soaps (a skincare brand that produces high quality products for local and international markets). It was started as a direct result of her struggle to locally-source high quality, traceable, fair-traded and ethically-sourced shea butter for use in her natural, skincare products.
In 2016, Zikhona started importing small quantities of unrefined Shea butter from Ghana, choosing only to deal and partner directly with a co-op in rural Ghana. By 2017 other producers were also choosing our shea butter due to quality and traceability which led us to import, distribute and wholesale bigger volumes to the local market.
We are commited to source high-quality ingredients from producers who use fair-trade practices, are authentic and transparent.
Our mission is to provide the great quality raw ingredients at great value. We go the absolute extra lengths to ensure that quality standards are met for each of the ingredients we carry. We want to help individuals and businesses have access to the best ingredients in South Africa.