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A New Miss Earth

A New Miss Earth

A BIG congratulations to Ilse Saunders – the new Miss Earth and to runners-up Steffani Alexander, Michillay Brown and Roxanne Watson.  It was wonderful to share this event with you and the amazingly talented and dynamic Miss Earth team yesterday.  Your energetic leadership towards creating a better society and future is a real inspiration and we look forward […]

Miss Earth SA 2014 finalists meet the Baobab

Miss Earth SA 2014 finalists meet the Baobab

Yesterday the Miss Earth SA 2014 finalists met the Baobab. Sarah Venter gave them a talk on the baobab tree and EcoProducts and came away completely charmed and delighted by this impressive group of committed down-to-earth eco-princesses. Here are finalists Steffani Alexander & Roxanne Watson with baobab oil and other pics taken from the session.  And today is […]

Miss Earth & EcoProducts

Miss Earth & EcoProducts

We're excited to be part of the run up to the selection of the new Miss Earth SA on Thursday this week. Tomorrow, Sarah will be meeting the finalists to train them on all things baobab and on Thursday will be attending the event where the new Miss Earth SA will be announced.  In their recent press […]

Miss Earth SA and EcoProducts – Green Queens all!

Miss Earth SA and EcoProducts – Green Queens all!

We're so excited about our collaboration with Miss Earth SA!  There's so much synergy between our two organisations and we're thrilled that they are endorsing EcoProducts Baobab oil.  We love their combination of beauty and eco-savvy as well as their amazing leadership program which serves to encourage and empower young women into leadership positions as nurturing stewards of our beautiful earth. […]

From Farm to Table – women supporting women

From Farm to Table – women supporting women

In rural Venda villages, the baobab tree is traditionally a meeting place for the community to come together to resolve problems and find out the best way to mutually support each other.  In the spirit of women's month, we share this Farm To Table story of Bonga Foods (Mary and Nancy) who came to visit EcoProducts […]

The Art of Baobab

The Art of Baobab

Do you recognise this painting?  Find out how the Baobab has inspired other crafters, artists and photographers. Visit our Baobab Inspiration Pinterest page here: http://www.pinterest.com/ecoproductsza/baobab-inspiration-art-craft-photography/  

Baobab recipe: Africa meets Mexico = Bao-Guacamole!

Baobab recipe: Africa meets Mexico = Bao-Guacamole!

A baobab recipe for Guacamole?   Yes, REALLY!  I love playing around with substituting baobab powder for lemon juice when I cook. I feel that I am getting so much more when I use baobab powder, think of all the calcium, magnesium, potassium and dietary fibers I am getting into my body in addition to loads of Vitamin […]

Miss Earth: empowering women, nurturing the earth

Miss Earth: empowering women, nurturing the earth

It's a powerful and magical combination – beauty and leadership – and this is what sisters Catherine and Ella Bella Constantinides set out to achieve with Miss Earth SA.  So much more than a beauty pageant, Miss Earth SA is a leadership program for young women, empowering them to take responsibility, be accountable and make a stand for sustainable stewardship […]

The reign of RAIN

The reign of RAIN

RAIN is growing from strength to strength. With 8 stores in South Africa and one in New York, RAIN is coming!  Here are some of their products all featuring baobab oil.  It's producers like Bev Missing who create a market for our baobab oil thereby supporting the work EcoProducts does in community upliftment and Baobab […]

RAIN comes to the Limpopo

RAIN comes to the Limpopo

We were delighted to host Bev Missing from RAIN last week. Her wonderful shops stock exquisite handmade bath, body and homeware products using natural ingredients with African origins. One of those ingredients is Baobab oil and we'll be featuring some of those products in future posts. Bev came to see the source of the baobab oil that […]

Something new in baobab skin care

Something new in baobab skin care

As many of you know, baobab oil is a wonderful source of omega 3, 6 and 9 as well as vitamin A, D and E so it's tremendously healing and nourishing for the skin. Not only is baobab oil light, quickly absorbed and non-greasy, it's also enriching and deeply moisturising, encouraging rapid regeneration of skin […]

Vibrant African Markets in Baobab Country

Vibrant African Markets in Baobab Country

As always in West Africa, people usually dress in vibrant colors, especially the women. It’s a beautiful sight to see. Around Boukombé, the markets are the most animated during the dry season. People are not otherwise occupied with agricultural labor, and harvests are in, so there is plenty to buy. The temperature that time of […]

Baobab Breakfast with Bonga!

Baobab Breakfast with Bonga!

We love this quick and easy breakfast recipe from Bonga Foods (see previous posts – they came to visit us recently) They make awesomely tasty baobab fruit chews and sell baobab powder as well. Start off your day with Baobab powder – it's really easy and super-yummy!  [vimeo id=”94722292″ align=”center” mode=”normal” autoplay=”no” parameters=”https://vimeo.com/94722292″]

Baobab pods in Germany!

Baobab pods in Germany!

Polished and decorated baobab pods found in Germany! Seen at a stand selling exotic seeds, dried flowers and pods from around the world at the Kornelimunster Historische Jahrmarkt in Aachen. What a surprise!

Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pan: where rock, salt and baobabs meet

Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pan: where rock, salt and baobabs meet

In the 16 000 sq km of  Makgadikgadi Pan (Botswana) lies an isolated dry granite rock island 10 metres high, forming a roughly 1km long crescent shape called Kubu Island. The entire island is a national monument, and is considered a sacred site by the indigenous people of the area.  The almost white rocks (covered in fossilised guano) share space […]

Beautiful Baobabs: one of the oldest living things in the world

Beautiful Baobabs: one of the oldest living things in the world

it's on the New York Best Seller List and has been described as a "Beautiful and powerful work at the intersection of fine art, science, and philosophy, spanning seven continents and exploring issues of deep time, permanence and impermanence, and the interconnectedness of life, Rachel Sussman has written a wonderful book "The Oldest Living Things in […]

Measuring Baobab girth

Measuring Baobab girth

It feels a bit like when you mark off the height of your children on the doorpost, but every year in May Diana Mayne, a baobab colleague, and I visit Skelmwater Baobab research plot to do annual growth measurements. This research plot was started in 1931 to measure the annual diameter growth of baobabs. This year was […]

Baobab powder for children

Baobab powder for children

Because Baobab powder is exceptionally high in calcium, it's a perfect non-dairy, vegan source especially for bone and dental health in growing children.  One of our fans says:  "Your Baobab Powder is AWESOME, so easy to just add 2 tablespoons to a breakfast smoothie in the morning and know I've had a good portion of minerals and […]

Natural Digestive Health – Baobab, a rich source of dietary fibre

Natural Digestive Health – Baobab, a rich source of dietary fibre

There’s a lot more to good nutrition than just making sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals.  Dietary fibre (also known as roughage) is an important component of healthy nutrition because by ensuring good gut health you also ensure you’re gaining the maximum nourishment from the food you eat.  The health of your digestive system […]