MatsiMela supports upliftment projects

Matsimela upliftment

South African brand MatsiMela Home Spa has committed to continue to source natural ingredients from rural communities, in its effort to support and grow upliftment projects within Africa.


So says MatsiMela founder and owner, Olivia Nel. She continues: “We source and obtain all our raw materials through South African based companies that in turn support local farms that produce our beautiful African Ubuntu oils and extracts. Our suppliers source oils from over 30 farmers throughout Africa and surrounding islands. They work from grass root levels, working hand-in-hand to develop sustainable, commercial supply of high quality oils.


“Environmental impact is taken into consideration to ensure sustainable Bio-trade. With this new-found knowledge and understanding of biodiversity, friendly harvesting and conservation practices are being passed to producers.”


Nel stresses that social and cultural impact is also extremely important to MatsiMela’s main supplier. “We see first-hand evidence of women, who through Bio-trade, feel more empowered as they gain greater financial independence. The producers are better able to meet their basic needs necessary for day to day survival, for example, being able to send their kids to school thereby breaking the cycle of generational poverty.


“And, from a MatsiMela company perspective, empowering women and men to be self-sustainable has been our main aim; to allow them to nurture and grow in their respective positions.”

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Look after your skin with this range of beauty products


Weather always has a huge effect on our skin. The winter months bring harsh, cold conditions that can irritate the skin on our face and hands. The best thing to do is to find a range of body-care products that not only suit your skin type but also nourish your skin so that it can become strong and supple.


MatsiMela Home Spa is a company that provides high-quality body-care products. Developed by husband and wife team Wayne and Olivia Nel, the MatsiMela Home Spa Range is inspired by their love for the botanical ingredients indigenous to Africa. The word ‘MatsiMela’ means ‘roots’ in Sotho, and this is indicative of the company’s mission to return to their roots in order to enrich their African heritage.


Based in Kya Sands, South Africa, the beauty products are locally produced and follow the strictest quality controls to maintain brand control and quality. By sourcing natural ingredients from the surrounding communities, MatsiMela supports and uplifts community projects across the country.


Pop into one of the stores, salons or spas across South Africa and choose from a wide variety of beautiful gifts. Gift vouchers are also available. The MatsiMela Home Spa range suits various skin types and consists of a number of delicious-smelling products.


The MatsiMela Home Spa Warm Orange & Ginger range contains pure ginger oil, which stimulates the heart and circulation. The Warm Orange & Ginger range creates a feeling of warmth and wellbeing, and restores vitality. This is especially effective for those who feel the cold. The spicy ginger root also contains an antioxidant called gingerol, which helps to promote a brighter, warmer and more youthful appearance. It’s sweet, spicy, woody and warm! The five products in this range are:


1. MatsiMela Glycerine Soap


The soaps have a high-quality glycerine base, leaving skin feeling soft and clean.

2. Fizz Ball

fizz ball

This product will add fragrance and a bit of fun to a warm bath – especially lovely on very cold days!

3. Body Butter

body butter

The body butter is rich, soothing, creamy and buttery. It has a 10% shea-butter component, making it a top-of-the-range beauty product. It’s excellent for dry skin that needs nourishment.

4. Kalahari Salt Scrub

salt scrub

This product is a delicious blend of mineral oil, fragrance and essential oils. You can use it to exfoliate dry skin while giving it some much-needed moisture. It’s excellent for an all-over exfoliation.

5. Kalahari Bath Soak

bath soak

This soak contains natural crystal salt, which allows the salt to be absorbed by the skin, forming a protective barrier. By adding this to your bath, 
you will enjoy a healing, cleansing and relaxing effect. The minerals of the salt are absorbed through the skin. 

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