Rooibos Aromatics was started in 1998 by Lalage Worsthorne, a qualified Aromatherapist, who developed a herbal oil supplement for animals which was then known as “Rooibos Anti-itch”.
Since then a range of products have been developed from that one unique recipe, using Rooibos tea, Chamomile flowers and now Moringa leaf infused with various natural oils, all rich in anti-oxidants and healing qualities.
The focus is on helping animals who suffer from itchy skin, naturally, thus doing away with the need for the allopathic cortisone treatment which has detrimental side effects with long-term use.
Through her knowledge of Aromatherapy, Lalage developed a tissue oil for humans to help eczema and psoriasis. The base of this oil was an infusion of Organic Rooibos leaves and Chamomile flowers.
Each time Lalage started making the infusion, Gingerbits, her beloved feline friend, would show intense interest in what she was doing, sniffing at the oil and watching the whole process. Lalage, being so in-tune with her animals, realized that Gingerbits was asking for a taste of the oil.
Knowing that it was full of only good, healthy stuff, she gave her little cat a small spoonful. Gingerbits lapped it up and a spoonful of Rooibos Oil became a daily treat for her.
Over the following weeks, Lalage noticed that Gingerbits’s skin, which had always been an issue, was looking better than ever. Her coat was silky and smooth for the first time in years. Lalage could only attribute this to her Rooibos and Chamomile infusion. After consulting with the Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, she started trying it out on other animals who had skin issues, with excellent results.
Eventually people started buying the oil from her and “Rooibos Anti-itch for Animals” was born. Since then this tried and tested product which is a delicious infusion of pure, organic Rooibos and Chamomile has helped thousands of animals from hamsters to horses ease their itches, saving them from a lifetime on cortisone or other medications.
More Product Developments
Lalage passed away in January 2010. Not wanting this wonderful product to die with her, her daughter Wynter Worsthorne (well-known Animal Communicator) carried on with the making and selling of the Rooibos and Chamomile Oil.
Wynter’s husband, Simon Jamieson came on board and has taken over the marketing and sales side, helping to grow the business so the products can help animals all over the country.
Since then, a range of products has been developed from that one unique recipe, using Rooibos tea, Chamomile flowers and now Moringa infused with various natural oils, all rich in anti-oxidants and healing qualities.
Meet our Team
From left to right:
Simon Jamieson – Owner
Sue Catt – Office manager
Ben Jamieson – Orders and deliveries
Bakery manager and product development
Cleaner, baker and packing assistant
Oil production, baker and groundsman
Justin Martiens, Glenn Smith & Pages Cezula
Dax & Gypsy Catt
Tasters, models & pest control
Product assessment and quality control