A pharmacist at one of the oldest independent apothecaries in Cape Town, South Africa was getting repeated requests for a soap that would not dry out skin or that was safe for newborns.
He had nothing to recommend so for a year he tested many formulations, and in 1997 launched Wild Olive soap made by hand from cold-pressed olive oil. For the next decade that soap was the company’s only product.
In 2007, the Wild Olive brand, along with his recipe, was purchased by its current owner and the original, effective soap remains the inspiration for everything they make today.
All products are made with pure, all-natural botanical ingredients by hand in their Cape Town laboratory and workshop. They use only ingredients that come from nature - nothing synthetic - and so every product is biodegradable.
Their exceptional products are made by meticulous artisans with a methodical approach to every formulation, working with state-of-the-art tools and materials.