Our Promise : to provide



You Buy... We Give.

Nurturer is a social enterprise that offers an earth-friendly range of products for personal, domestic & commercial use. Our products are premium quality, locally made and affordable.

All products are manufactured locally in Cape Town. All ingredients are biodegradable, derived from renewable sources and not tested on animals.

Our formulations are non-toxic* as we adhere to the accredited international safety list. Our Personal and Baby-care ranges are formulated using 100% plant-based ingredients. We also have a ZERO Fragrance range for sensitive Skin.

We do our best to use recycled and/or recyclable material in our packaging, and provide bulk-buying options to encourage refilling.

Commission generated from the sales of Nurturer are given to a youth development organisation that provides services in the Cape Flats. With your support we are able to empower youth to attend school, find employment and become stewards of their own lives.

Clean Ingredients

We believe in transparency.

You deserve to know what ingredients you are using so that you can make an informed choice when you shop with us. We stay abreast with product innovation in order to make sure that when you purchase Nurturer, you know that you are safe.

We have partnered with a biochemist and manufacturing facility that aligns with our values and commitment to human health & environmental sustainability.

Not Tested on Animals

We respect animals just as much as we respect the earth.


All ingredients are 100% natural and plant-based, complying with international ingredients safety lists for safe formulation.

Home & Business Cleaning

All ingredients are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and safely formulated

Personal & Kids Care

All ingredients are 100% natural and plant-based

Dirty Ingredients List

We don’t do dirty. We have a list of certain ingredients we don’t ever use


Each one of our products are suitable for vegan use.

  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate: a cleansing agent that remove oils and dirt from hair and skin without drying it out. It makes quite a lot of foam and can cause irritation to sensitive skin.
  • Parabens: a common preservative found in beauty products. They have been linked to breast cancer as they mimic oestrogen. In very low doses they are harmless.
  • Silicone: not harmful to people, but harmful to the environment.
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates: a commonly used surfactant (soap) used in the South African Market. Its metabolites mimic estrogen and causes hormonal imbalances in aquatic systems. As an alternative, we use plant derived surfactants such as polyglucosides and betaines.
  • Petroleum based solvents, surfactants and soaps: our raw materials are derived from plant (renewable) resources and not from petroleum industry.
  • Harsh Mineral Acids: we do not use traditional, hazardous mineral acids (Hydrochloric Sulphuric, Nitric) in our descaling and scum removing products. We use more gentle yet effective acids such as Glycolic, Citric or Lactic Acid.
  • Chlorine (known as Bleach/Sodium Hypochlorite): as an alternative to toxic chlorine, we use peroxide which is one of nature’s best stain removers and is also colour safe. Peroxide immediately breaks down into Oxygen and water once it does its job.
  • Formaldehyde: a carcinogenic preservative and disinfectant.
  • Coco Diethanolamide (CDE): a commonly used foaming agent in personal care products. It is already banned in California but very common in South African market. It is a known cancer-causing agent.
  • EDTA: a commonly used water softener that improves detergent performance but show poor biodegradability in natural environments, thereby negatively affecting the balance in aquatic systems. We use Citrates and Gluconates as an environmentally friendly alternative to EDTA.
  • Pthalates: used to keep fragrance chemicals in solution, enhance fragrance and to denature alcohol. They are found in almost all fragrances and manufacturers are allowed to list them under the name fragrance or parfum. They have been shown to enter the bloodstream and concentrate in fat cells. They are extremely potent oestrogen mimics, excessively high levels of oestrogen have been known to cause cancer.
  • Synthetic Colours: used to make cosmetics “pretty”, synthetic colours (along with synthetic hair dyes) should be avoided at all costs, as many synthetic colours can be carcinogenic.
  • Synthetic Fragrances: fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to 4,000 separate ingredients. There is no way to know what the chemicals are, since on the label it will simply read “fragrance.” Some problems caused by these chemicals include headaches, dizziness, rash, hyper-pigmentation, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritation – the list goes on. They can also trigger asthma.
  • 2-butoxyethanol: these solvents are commonly used to soften and disperse soils so that they can be removed without having to use as much “elbow grease”. It is part of a family called “glycol ethers“. Chronic exposure in humans is associated with neurological and blood effects, such as nausea, tremor, and anemia. It is also associated with asthma and allergies.
  • Phosphates: help soften water and remove soil, oil, and grease and are commonly found in automatic dish, laundry and floor detergents. They have been linked to rashes, dizziness and scratchy throat. They are harmful to the environment as they reduce the amount of oxygen available for plants and animals in aquatic systems.
  • Triclosan: a chemical ingredient used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent in common household products including soaps, body washes, toothpaste and hand sanitisers. It has been linked to disrupted hormonal development, a reduction in bacterial resistance and an increase in allergies.

Clean Packaging


Nurturer only uses packaging that can be recycled and designs packaging for maximum recycled efficiency.


To decrease plastic consumption we have refills for all of our products.

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