How did Mémé Body Products beginning?
We are a mother and daughter team that started our business 6 years ago.
Mom studied Microbiology and cultures bacteria and fungi in a medical laboratory and uses this background to make all of our products.
The daughter, studied Information design and is responsible for the label designs and look and feel of the brand. We started Mémé together as a creative outlet in the field we love, we wanted something clean, natural, and something that smelt good and was good for your skin.
We have been buying our cosmetic packaging, which you will notice is mostly glass containers from Bonpak for 5 years now.
Your packaging is neat, sleek, and simple, Tell us more about the products?
We choose pure plant oils to use for our recipes and where we can, choose organic oils to bring you an amazing quality product.
It is also easy to work clean and neat having a lab background.
We also use 100% pure beeswax and not synthetic beeswax. We aim to use nature with all its goodness to nurture.
What other solutions are your products used for?
We also started a facial range and it is well-loved by our customers.
Where can people get your products?
We sell on our website www.memeshop.co.za and our products are also being sold at the KAMERS MAKERS events.
What advice would you offer to our local entrepreneurs?
It takes time to develop a business! Be true to your customers and always try and develop the best product possible. They need to trust you and your products.
How has the pandemic affected your business?
At this stage, it has helped our business a lot. People shop in the comfort of their homes via the website and receive a beautifully packaged product that was made with a lot of care.
Do you have any words of encouragement for other business owners especially during this time?
It is never too late to start your own business. Just hang in there and do your best and be patient.
Are there any efforts you are making as a business to keep the environment clean or offer sustainable solutions?
Our aim is to use glass containers for all our products because we believe in recycling.
We recently launched our face care range, M-botanicals and we have just made up beautiful packaging for all our ointment jars as well as our dropper bottles. We are so excited about this. Please keep a lookout on Instagram and Facebook for the reveal.