Our name Akamuti is an African word taken from the Bemba language of Zambia. It has two meanings. It translates as ‘Little Tree’ or ‘A Little Bit Of Medicine’ It goes to show that in many parts of Africa, trees and medicine are one and the same and they are revered as powerful sources of healing. Tree ingredients are very important in our products and we feel that trees are not only essential for our health but also for the health of the whole planet.
Every product we make is handcrafted from start to finish from individual ingredients by real people (not machines!) We start off with chunks of beeswax; slabs of tree butters; loose herbs, barks, resins and flowers; jugs of golden oils and aromatic distillates. We then infuse, filter, melt, pour, strain, mix and stir to create beautiful creams, moisturisers and butters for you to enjoy at their best. Absolutely no preservatives or nasties are added at any stage! Everything is made in small batches to ensure you receive your products as fresh as possible, with as much shelf life as possible.
Lindsey is the inspiration behind Akamuti, starting the company back in 2003. A qualified aromatherapist, Lindsey loves designing our product recipes and dreaming up new ones. She is in charge of our busy website, promoting Akamuti and works closely with two designers to ensure that our online shop and packaging look as great as the products themselves. Lindsey is also passionate about botanical ingredients and sources all our raw materials. Meet Lindsey.
Anita is the queen of cream making at Akamuti. She is always busy in the workshop magically crafting oils and butters into nourishing creams. In her very limited spare time, Anita is a keen cook and gardener. In fact she is probably busy in the kitchen right now, bottling her latest batch of kefir. Meet Anita.
Stephen looks after our precious African black soap. Most days you will find him busy in the workshop, cutting up giant blocks of soap or mixing up another batch of liquid black soap. Stephen loves his camera and can usually be found chasing a sunset or hunting for waterfalls.
Jennifer is super creative and passionate about natural ingredients and can usually be discovered creating something that smells delicious! She loves getting messy with cacao powder and keeping our shelves full of fragrant goodness. When she’s not in the workshop, she can probably be found in the kitchen getting very messy with a juicer…