How it all started

Ntuka was born out of my love for all things natural.
 
Inspired by an article in a magazine about the benefits of essential oils to skin health and our general well-being 
 
A wonderful and forever intriguing journey began for me, for my family and for everyone who has and who will go on to experience the magic of Ntuka products

"I think your products are the best blends and combinations I’ve encountered for a long time and they are simply full of magical power. Everyone who’s used them has felt this. Please keep on going".​ Allie (Wild Oats - Bristol UK)

A few  years ago, I had my last child and knew then that I wanted to fully care for her myself. So that meant not returning to my old job and needed to find something fulfilling that I could do without having to leave her in the care of someone else. This prompted me to embark on a somewhat desperate search for that something, whatever it was.

One day when reading a local magazine, I came across an article about a mother who had made a brave decision of leaving her secure work and had built a thriving business inspired by one of her passions. Now this was hugely encouraging! 

In the same magazine by stroke of luck or perhaps destiny as some say, I came across another article about aromatic plants, their cherished benefits and their everyday uses in massage oils, facial oils, bath salts etc.

I became really excited. This was it. My calling, this was it! This is what I was I meant to do, hooray, at last. I remember shouting and jumping up and down in my kitchen with immense joy. Words can’t really describe just how happy I was. There it was in front of me. I had found my new and future path!  I was going to create some unique, exquisite aromatherapy products for myself, my family and share them fellow folk!!

I loved essential oils from the moment that I discovered them, the smell of some of them is just out of this world for me and their powerful potential is a priceless bonus. I had been using them for many years, carelessly though at times like a lot of people with no real understanding of the harm I could cause to my health. 

So, a dedicated journey or rather an obsession began. I poured every spare inch of me into learning about aromatic plants (essential oils) and how to safely incorporate them into everyday life. I also devoted a lot of time to learning about other plant oils, as I had decided that I would be using them to formulate my delightful, safe blends that I wanted to share.

For many years now as a family, we have tried as much as possible to adopt a natural approach to everything that we do. In terms of what we eat, what we use to clean our home as well as being aware of the kind of everyday essentials that we do use to keep our outer bodies clean and nourished. So I saw this as an opportunity to enrich our existing approach and a way to establish a business that offered much more than skincare.

 

To create a skincare brand that offered true plant based, natural and safe products that provided real nourishment on many levels. Skincare that was cruelty free and environmentally friendly, made with uncomplicated, ethically sourced ingredients that made sense to the consumer. 

I have a lot to learn still as there is so much to learn but I knew from the moment that I came across that article, that a new door had opened for me and that it was never going to close! I have been making beautifully scented, gentle blends of plant oils since the year 2017 and have been lucky enough to share them with some amazing and encouraging people of whom some have become my loyal customers.

I am currently studying aromatherapy, herbalism and organic skincare formulation with a reputable institution in order to build on my existing knowledge and skills.

 

I have complete trust in my abilities and put all my might and love into all of my blends and it is my wish, that, this dedication, radiates positively through all of my little collection of nurturing creations. 

Binkie

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