A VERY WARM WELCOME TO NTUKA
Before starting Ntuka, my background in special education gave me the opportunity to work with vulnerable children and young people in various educational settings across Bristol. Challenging and demanding work that I cared for deeply.
I love plants and have always loved plants. I love all things natural and I am completely in love with aromatic oils. I am fascinated by the wonders of nature and truly believe that our lands and the plant kingdom have the ability to nourish and nurture us all if we treat them with respect, if we nourish and nurture them back.
I grew up being cared for in a very natural way by people who relied on their land to sustain their existence. Naturally I learnt a lot from those formative years and have lived by the same rules throughout my entire adult life as a single care free individual to now as a mother and a wife. Those same principles are the guiding force behind Ntuka.
Aromatic oils have been a very big part of my life for some years now. They are the back bone of all of the Ntuka blends. I truly believe in their harmonious magic and I do hope that those that are generous enough to give Ntuka a go will experience their beauty that I so much enjoy and cherish.
Ntuka is an independent small business based here in Bristol UK. A little collection of multi-tasking, uniquely scented aromatic plant based blends inspired by ancient and modern aromatherapy practices of utilising our sense of smell and touch to bring harmony and nurturing to the entire body, mind and spirit.
Aromatic blends that are guided by a belief system that has complete trust in nature to provide all the answers for supporting long term skin health and our general long term well-being.
True and genuine aromatic oils are believed to posses the ability and potential to have a profound impact on our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being when safely incorporated into our daily rituals. Ntuka is all about trusting in that divine and harmonious nature of these precious oils and without compromise, sourcing those that are treated with the utmost deserved respect from seed to bottle. I am beyond delighted to be able to share them with you all
All of the products are hand blended in very small batches here in Bristol UK by me using certified organic and wild crafted ingredients.
Sourced from small communities of my beloved continent, Africa and other parts of the world by a few, carefully selected group of reputable traders who have many years of experience in sourcing the finest ingredients and over the years have developed strong relationships and partnerships with the communities that they trade with.
There is a committed emphasis on sustainability, fair trade and the welfare of their partners particularly in countries where everyday living can be a difficult challenge economically. Ntuka is proud to be a very small part of that commitment.
THE BEGINNING OF NTUKA
The idea of starting Ntuka became a tangible reality in 2018. I had been searching desperately for an alternative way to earn money away from my previous employment since the birth of my youngest child in 2013. I wanted to have control over my time, still do something equally meaningful to what I was doing previously and have the time that I needed to be able to care for my young child. So in 2017 by chance or perhaps destiny I came across an article about essential oils in a Country Living magazine. What I read in that article instantly became the solution.
I had already developed an obsession for essential oils by this time. An instant attraction that would become part of my everyday life. That article really shifted something in me. I felt a deep sense of connection and knew straight away that I had found what I had been looking for. I knew then that a door had opened for me that was never going to close.
Months of research, experimenting and observing followed. With time, I derailed my fear of everything new and unknown and went on to build Ntuka as a legitimate business in 2018. Like any small independent business, I do hope to grow, learn and develop Ntuka as a sustainable and conscious business that holds a special place in your daily rituals and hearts