Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) grows in the wild around Wupperthal but Red Cedar does not encourage wild-harvesting and uses only cultivated plant material. South African folk lore contains many claims regarding the health benefits of Rooibos and these have been supported by scientific studies. Rooibos contains antioxidants that combat ageing and is helpful in treating skin allergies and eczema. It is particularly suitable for babies with their sensitive skin. Red Cedar products contain rooibos extract and other natural ingredients such as honey, shea butter and aloe and are delicately fragranced with natural essential oils, rather than synthetic aromas.
The Red Cedar product range includes high quality rooibos based hand-made soaps and body products such as liquid hand wash, shampoo, foam bath, body lotion, shower gel and an environmentally-friendly room spray. The Rooibos and aloe gel is very successful in the treatment of eczema, sores, insect bites and burns. The rooibos body scrub with apricot kernels contains essential oils, which will improve the appearance of unsightly cellulite. The product will also remove hard and dry skin on knees and elbows.