Swazi Secrets

Natural Marula Cosmetics

The Swazi Secrets philosophy is Pure, Simple, Natural. And that means the secret of the product is in its natural ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. We currently produce our own marula, ximenia and trichilia oil and buy mongongo oil and shea butter from partner organisations with a similar approach to ours.

"OUR MISSION is to be a profitable Swazi Natural Products company owned by and generating income for rural Swazi women in line with the highest standards of Fair Trade and Environmental Sustainability"

In the lowfields of Swaziland close to Mkhaya and Hlane Game parks you can find the Swazi Secrets Factory.

Swazi Secrets strive to make sustainable use of natural resources in a way that benefits both the users of the finished product and the communities where the plants grow. We have so far developed products based on three oils derived from indigenous trees which

  • have scientifically proven properties for skin and/or hair care;
  • grow naturally in sufficient quantity and stability to permit sustainable harvesting;
  • the rural communities have a right to harvest;
  • whose value for skin-care products is high enough to yield a fair price for harvesters and primary producers; and
  • pose no risk of toxicity.

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Marula Oil

Marula oil is pressed from the seeds of the marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) which grows wild and occurs in large numbers in many dry, low-lying areas of Southern Africa.

Its key properties are

  • moisturising the skin
  • anti-oxidant action (free-radical scavenging)
  • absorbed quickly by the skin
  • high natural stability
  • edible (and highly nutritious)

Call in: Visitors are welcome at the factory.

See how Swazi Secrets are made and try cracking a marula nut or pressing oil.

Take advantage of factory shop prices.

Normal opening hours: 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Saturday

If you wish to visit outside these hours, please contact us in advance.

We are on the road from Manzini to Simunye and Siteki.

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