Located in the fertile valley of Paarl at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the Western Cape.
As a family run farm since 1946 our roots are as deep as those of the trees that stand their ground. Drakenstein Olives was started and established by the 3rd generation in 1997 when packaging under our own brand first began. Our curing method with the focus on Naturally Black Greek style olives has stayed exactly the same as day one, striving to deliver a continuous taste and quality product to our clients.
Our demand has grown over the years in such a way that besides our own produce, we source locally picked olives and cure between 70 000 to 120 000kg per anum depending on the harvest yield with approx 8000Liters of the finest Extra Virgin Cold pressed Olive Oil. We build lasting relationships and place our name on personal and ethical business principles
Taking our Olive oil to new hights
During 2020, what started as a hobby and facination with natural and mainly Olive Oil based skincare products, turned into a passion and determination to deliver healing, pure, nourishing and natural products at affordable prices.
With the element of NATURAL, going back to basics, cutting out toxic ingredients found in most other products, ours is intended to hydrate, heal and nourish the skin with one less thing to worry about. Our range has grown to include natural handmade 100% pure olive oil soap, liquid soap, gentle cream wash, baby products, balms, serum and so much more.
May you enjoy them and feel the difference!
The list of health and skincare benefits when using Olive Oil is a long one.
Information is key and to understand why it is important, one needs to know how it was created and what the benefits are
When we first started pressing Olive oil in the 90's it was relatively unknown to the majority of consumers and due to the price being higher than say sunflower oil, it felt like a uphill battle to inform people of the WHY and HOW.
In the Modern world with information at our fingertips and the awareness of being healthy the consumer is informed that olive oil is the healthy choice. The demand for olive oil has increased but so has the variety of products on our retail shelves.
LOTS AND LOTS OF CHOICES when shopping for olive oil with price and quality being the deciding factors
Please read our blog posts for more information on:
Olive Oil Fun Facts: Olive oil is technically a fruit juice rather than an oil. The olives are pressed to release their juices just like an orange or a lemon be pressed. The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean, where olive oil has been an important part of life for thousands of years.
1. The only difference between green olives and black olives is ripeness.
Green olives are olives that are harvested before they ripen, while black olives aren’t harvested until they are fully ripe. Both green and black olives are inedible until they are cured in salt, brine, or water and the curing process is mostly responsible for the differences in flavor.
Different cultivars are however better intended for certain uses
100% Natural skincare
without any chemical additives, foaming agents and colourants.
The bare minimum, to NATURALLY give your skin the most.
Only using the best Olive oil to ensure all the goodness remains and give your skin all the benefits of antioxidants in the natural products-fighting free radicals to slow down the signs of aging while nourishing, cleansing and protecting.
Formulated to preserve vitamins A, D, E, and K in skincare
- to fight the signs of aging & reduce hyperpigmentation caused by UV radiation, hormones, or acne.
- Stimulate the regeneration of skin, Boost skin’s elasticity, firmness, softness, smoothness and Hydrate skin.
I love to create and by turning one medium or product into something else gives me great joy.
When I think back, my curiosity was sparked in 2005 when I came back from France with a bag FULL of olive soap (that I still have)
Through the years while producing Olive Oil and Table Olives, allways being busy with something or the other and with two little ones at home, the idea to make my own was put aside and then Lockdown happened.
Blindly without knowing it at the time we were given the gift of "TIME". So what started out as a little light research, turned into long nights of learning, experimenting, formulating and trying to tie all the pieces together.
So here we are
I am still doing all of the above, but with added passion since I believe in the magic of my products and am still in wonder of how something as simple as olive oil can be turned into powerfull cleansers and other wonderfull products that benefit the skin...Naturally
DE HOOP STEEN ROAD
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