MatsiMela’s Social Development

MatsiMela Home Spa started out as a home grown business in 2005, with a handful of staff. Since inception of the brand, the staff complement has grown to over twenty-five. Empowering women and men to be self-sustainable has been their main aim: to allow them to nurture and grow in their respective positions.

Social Development


Skills development and training is important and their skills levy contributes to staff being better trained and uplifted within their respective positions. From administration and manufacturing, packing and retail to management – our predominately female driven compliment is inspiring. It is said that for every one person employed, another four family members benefit from this employment. It can therefore be said that they are making a difference to over one-hundred people within MatsiMela alone.


They source and obtain all their raw materials through South African based companies that in turn support local farms that produce their beautiful African Ubuntu oils and extracts. MatsiMela suppliers source oils from over thirty farmers throughout Africa and surrounding islands. They work from grassroot levels, working hand-in-hand to develop  sustainable, commercial supply of high quality oils.


matsimela social developmentEnvironmental impact is taken into consideration to ensure  sustainable Bio-trade – if done the right way – crops can yield. With this new-found knowledge and understanding of biodiversity, friendly harvesting and conservation practices is being passed to producers.


Social And Cultural Impact is also extremely  important with our main supplier, seeing 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.


MatsiMela products are functional, practical and cost effective and are associated with well-being and pampering in the privacy of a spa environment in  one’s own home.


‘In our journey moving forward, MatsiMela will continue to source natural ingredients from rural communities, in our effort to support and grow upliftment projects  within Southern Africa.’ – MatsiMela

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5 Reasons Why the MatsiMela Home Spa Range is Mats-amazing!

There are few things in this life that slay more than getting into a hot bath at the end of a long day, using a host of lush bodycare products. But, with so many ranges out there to choose from, how does a girl select the best one? We’ve got you. The prestigious title of ‘Our Current Bathroom Crush’ presently belongs to MatsiMela Home Spa range, and we’ve listed five reasons why you – and your bathroom – can no longer exist without it.


    1. It’s proudly, naturally South African
      The MatsiMela Home Spa range is inspired by a love for nature. Even the name, which means ‘roots’ in Sotho, speaks to its philosophy of celebrating its African heritage. The team has also made it its mission to source the best natural ingredients from rural communities in Southern Africa. This goes a long way to uplift the region and is one of the main reasons why the MatsiMela Home Spa range is totally lit, in our humble opinion.


    1. It’s some top-quality stuff
      The range is manufactured from only the best indigenous botanical ingredients, under super-strict quality-control standards, right here in sunny South Africa.


    1. It’s the perfect winter pick-me-up
      MatsiMela doesn’t mess around when it comes to producing luxurious bodycare products. Its Warm Orange & Ginger range contains pure ginger oil, which has a stimulating effect on the heart and circulation. This creates a feeling of warmth, wellbeing and vitality, and is perfect for those cold winter nights. The range also contains a miracle antioxidant called gingerol, which fights skin-damaging free radicals and promotes a brighter, more youthful appearance. The deliciously sweet, spicy, woody and warm scent doesn’t hurt, either.


    1. It covers all those pamper-time bases
      From soap to body butter, fizz balls to salt scrub, the MatsiMela Home Spa Warm Orange & Ginger range covers all your me-time needs. Our favourite products are the Kalahari Bath Soak (containing a natural crystal salt that’s stored in the upper callous layer of the skin, forming a protective barrier) and (obvs) the Fizz Balls. Combined, they result in a hella memorable bath-time experience.

Warm Orange Ginger Bath SoakWarm Orange Ginger Fizz Ball

  1. They make awesome, affordable, gifts
    The MatsiMela Warm Orange & Ginger range is both lush and affordable. It goes without saying, then, that it should find its way into your bestie’s next birthday surprise. We suggest spoiling her with its rich, creamy, soothing Body Butter. At just R100, it’s a steal!

Warm Orange Ginger Body Butter

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