The days may be getting longer, but the prevailing sentiment is of winter going on for much too long now. I could not agree more, finding myself feeling tired, sluggish, and longing to shake of the layers of hibernation. This calls for a spot of rejuvenation and pampering; and what better way than using products with the best ingredients Mother Nature can offer. Based in Swellendam, South Africa, Rain
is a natural skincare and home accessories line inspired by the life-giving sustenance of its namesake; a philosophy that marks everything the company does from the products created to the people the company works with.
[Image credits: top, Antibacterial Olive Oil Soap - Rain]
Rain’s line of products are formulated from naturally sourced ingredients from Southern Africa’s indigenous plant life, and include the likes of: avocado, apricot seed, baobab, cedar wood, coconut, grapeseed oil, Kalahari melon, marula, palm oil, neroli, sunflower, rooibos and shea butter to name a few. These ingredients go into producing bath and body products such as soaps and body scrubs, in addition to home fragrances in the form of candles and reed diffuser perfumes. All the products are tested to ensure they meet international safety and toxicology standards, and are not tested on animals. To help create a luxurious spa experience at home, Rain also have a line of personal accessories including; slippers, robes, towels and blankets.
[Image credits: top, Aloe and Avocado Bath Salts; bottom, African Rain Soap - Rain]
Everything produced at Rain is handmade, from the products to the packaging by a team of approx sixty men and women from the local community who are affectionately known as the ‘Rain-makers’. Beautifully packaged, all packaging is biodegradable made from either recycled or raw materials and can be reused. The company has retail stores in South Africa, the Netherlands, and the US; which all serve to bring the brand to life, offering customers a highly interactive experience where products like body scrubs can be customised, bath salts mix and matched, products tested. Rain also encourages customers do their bit for the environment by bringing their own containers from home to fill with foam bath or liquid soap to help towards cutting down on waste.
… natural African skincare
Products priced at approx.: ZAR12-ZAR3,995/€2.53-€40.62/USD$3.50-USD$125
For further information about Rain and to purchase visit: http://rainafrica.com
Online shopping is also available