Due to our purity standard, our formulations are both gentle and potent, with the use of nut and plant butters, carefully selected organic essential oils, floral hydrosols (steam gathered from essential oil distillation processes), beeswax, raw honey, kefir probiotic serum and other proven botanical extracts within infused oils (e.g. rose hip oil, peach kernel oil, carrot seed oil, comfrey, burdock, horse chestnut, rosemary, lemon balm, calendula oil). Africa Grace products are made using cold and hot infusion techniques and have their inspiration from heirloom recipes. Plant oils, flower waters and organic essential oils compose the majority of our formulations. There are no petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances, stabilisers or artificial preservatives. Products are handcrafted and made to order. All ingredients are sourced from organic, fair-trade suppliers from local regions wherever possible.
Before the industrial revolution and the mass refinery of oil along with its by-products, it was quite normal for chemists (known as apothecaries) to make their own skincare preparations for customers from pure, natural ingredients, based on the specific skin profile of each patient. There is evidence of cold cream, herbal extracts, perfumes and other botanicals being used by the wealthy and royal families as far back as Queen Sheba and Cleopatra. We bring these preparations back to our 21st century world, and how beautiful and nourishing they are – proving once again that we nurture by nature.