Juliet Dakpo of Muthaland Secrets started creating her own skin care products in 2011 as an alternative to a prescription cream. Over the years she had been diagnosed with a series of reproductive disease; polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, and Hormone Imbalance and very low iron. She had initially accepted what is now considered traditional treatments; the Depo Provera birth control shots and other medications, all with negative side effects, the worst being extreme weight gain and irritability.
One of the treatments for the hormone imbalance was a cream, which came as a surprise. She was used to pills and liquids as medication but not creams. In a bit of shock, she asked “How is this going to help?” Doctor: “The cream will go into your blood stream and help regulate your hormones.” It was at that precise moment that she came to the conclusion that EVERYTHING she has ever applied to her skin has gotten into her bloodstream.
Almost in a panic, she went online to research more. After weeks of research, she make the decision to purge her dressing table and replace it with a homemade Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Essential oil mix. Being Ghanaian born and Botswana raised, she has easy access to Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Black Soap, Marula Oil, Baobab Oil and other exotic butters and oils. She spent her free time combining butters and oils, coming up with beautiful scents and nourishing oils and creams. A passion was born. Her sisters would wake up to find her in her “mad scientist” mode.
Between 2011 and 2016, all her creations went to friends and family as gifts. In 2016, friends and family strongly encouraged her to make her JUMP. Through great support, love and encouragement, Muthaland (pronounced Motherland) Secrets was born. Muthaland Secrets is Juliet’s JUMP.
Discovering Essential Oils
You really can’t research natural skin care solutions without discovering the power of essential oils. Juliet’s research introduced her to the world of essential oils.
She quickly purchased what she calls her CORE FIVE; Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon. With just those CORE FIVE she introduced another level of physical, emotional and spiritual healing properties to her products.
Her collection has since grown to include a wide range of essential oils from all over the world, and we are excited to share our discoveries with you.
Working With Nature
Muthaland Secrets strives to produce 100% natural products with ingredients sourced from nature, found in nature or have traceable sources in nature. With that said, not everything natural is safe for the human body, so we endeavor to ensure that everything in our products are skin safe for everyone, regardless of skin type or colour.
Many of our products are vegan friendly. However, in a few of our soaps, beard balms and lip balms we do use beeswax for their amazing properties and their ability to produces solid lotions and bars. – a complete ingredients list can be found on every product label.