When 36-year-old Marice Mercuur’s daughter started developing eczema at only six months old she tried every medicine that her doctor prescribed to her, without success.
Her mother, a rooibos tea farmer, advised Mercuur to bath little Jemma in rooibos teawater hoping that it would make a difference to her skin condition.
“I started doing that, but I was still using the normal baby’s soap. I could see that something was happening, because my daughter’s skin started to improve, especially in her face,” remembers Mercuur. “That’s when I got the idea to start my rooibos skin products.”