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The Ostrich Feather Boas

In 1885 the town of Oudtshoorn was declared the ostrich capital of the world due to ostrich feather sales. Feathers were known as ‘white gold’ and were sold in Europe for the same price of gold. Today ostrich feathers make up approximately 6% of the total income of the ostrich industry but there are still…

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Ostrich Oil benefits

Ostrich oil comes from the fat of the ostrich. This biggest flightless bird in the world, the Ostrich, has been a valuable source of food and other purposes for thousands of years for many native tribes. For centuries ostrich oil has been used by Egyptian, Roman and African cultures for the relief of dry skin,…

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The health benefits of Aloe Vera

  Aloe Vera Plant is indigenous to South Africa and grows throughout the Western and Southern Cape.  Although indigenous to South Africa it is widely cultivated all across the world for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Aloe is particularly used in cosmetics, as its rich in polysaccharides, metabolites and amino acids.  These substances contribute to…