Down To Earth was founded in 1997 by Dr Rees, a qualified medical herbalist, as a environmentally conscious company using botanical raw ingredients, like the indigenous African Potato from the rolling fields of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, to prepare high quality health products.

Why our customer love our products

Founded in France in 1991 and based in Europe. Conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. Ensures products contain no health risks or harmful ingredients such as petrochemicals, parabens or synthetic fragrances.

Our products contain only the most pure and potent ingredients, both natural and certified organic. The herb, plant and oil extracts in our formulations provide an array of nutrients to feed the skin and healing properties to actively treat people with muscle and joint pain and skin conditions.

Effective natural remedies using powerful indigenous African plants and herbs that survive the harsh African conditions to deliver concentrated and potent healing abilities.

Peace of mind because our products are safe for young and old even for use during pregnancy. They are pH balanced, preservative free and the essential oils used are diluted below 5%.

What our users say

Anne Grocott

The Clear Skin Gel works very well on the scalp and controls the itch of psoriasis remarkably well. The scalp lesions have developed into wart-like lumps as have some on the body. The gel seems to be reducing these in size.

Radha Pillay

I was suffering from terrible arthritis for years and was in agony from the waist down. After being off work for three weeks, a friend suggested I try the African Potato Cream. I experienced fantastic results. No more days off work and I’m free to enjoy my life. Who knew that you could simply rub your pain away? It really works!

Catherine Gray

My daughter suffered terribly with acne and we decided to try the African Potato Cream. My mother introduced the product (she sells it in her beauty salon) and requested that we take photos to show her clients. The scary part is that the improvement was so drastic and quick that many of her clients thought it was not real, i.e. edited by photo shop etc. A year later she is still pimple free, never mind acne free. She continues to use your products.

Jean Smith Durham

I have suffered for years with arthritic pain. While on holiday in South Africa I was desperate, and although sceptical, tried the African Potato Cream. It was like a miracle. Now I use it constantly and have experienced wonderful relief from pain.


I was struggling to get a perfect moisturiser for my skin. I just couldn't get something that worked for me. Since I started to use the Revive Moisturiser I never looked back. I have been using it for almost 2 years now. I am one very satisfied customer!! I even use the Clear Skin Gel for a lot of stuff, it works perfect on my children's skin as well. It even helps with acne with my oldest boy. These products are just AMAZING.

Celia Evans

I later on developed eczema on my face. After tough training sessions under stressful conditions my face would flair up. I decided to do some research and tried a few organic products. Finally after losing hope, I was introduced to Down To Earth by a close friend. I started using the Clear Skin Gel and within days I could feel and see results. Down To Earth has given me confidence and no need to hide away.


I am 85 and fell earlier in the year and have been on a walking frame / immobile ever since. I started using African Potato Cream – rubbed on my legs, knees and hips every night before going to bed. I am sleeping better than I have in years – no tossing and turning from one painful side to the other – with reduced pain, I am slowly building up walking and am able to drive again! No one can know the wonderful sense of freedom African Potato Cream has given me. Thank you!

Minna Kolari

In March 2012 I went for a holiday to South Africa. My hands were so sore I could hardly move my fingers. I was given a jar of African Potato Cream but as I was very sceptical, I left it for 2 days before opening it. When I finally used the product, I could not believe the change in my hands in just a few days! When back in the UK, I could feel Cold Sore coming through but using the Clear Skin Gel product, spreading stopped immediately. I haven’t had a Cold Sore problem since then. Through my own experience, I have become so passionate about African Potato Products that I have decided to bring them to UK. If these products help me, I believe they will definitely help others too.


I have had eczema since I was 3 years old so for 40 years now. The state of my eczema can vary from good to bad to very bad; triggers being weather, stress, lack of sleep & reaction to items eaten. Another issue I have is Cold Sore which can in its worst take over half of my face in a few hours.I must have spent hundreds of pounds over the years on different products hoping they help me. And how much Cortisone has been given to my body over the years!


This cream (African Potato Cream) is wonderful for my very tricky face condition. It moisturizes yet not oily, helps with acne, scars and I get occasional eczema, after using it for a month, no flare ups. Very happy with it.

What’s so special about African Potato Products?

The African Potato has been used widely for centuries as a traditional medicine, or “muthi,” in the southern regions of Africa. Phytosterols or plant-sterols, which are natural compounds found in plants, fruits and vegetables is highly concentrated in the African Potato extract. The African Potato phytosterols help balance the body’s immune response while constraining the activity of those that may cause inflammation. Research shows that phytosterols have anti-inflammatory abilities similar to artificial steroid medicine cortisone, but without the negative side-effects.

How Down To Earth African Potato Cream Can Help You?

Muscle & joint pain
Swelling & stiffness
Sprains & strains
Sunburn & minor burns
Eczema, acne, rashes & psoriasis
Bed sores, warts & scars
Stretch marks & dry skin
Varicose veins
Tennis elbow
Arthritis & Gout

African Potato Cream

  • Muscle aches & strains
  • Arthritic joint pains
  • Swelling & Stiffness
  • Sports Injuries & Overtraining

Clear Skin Gel

  • Eczema & Rash
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Stretch Marks
  • Burns

Revive Moisturiser

  • Eczema & Rash
  • Calms skin
  • Eliminating redness
  • Reduce puffiness due to inflammation

Why should I use Down To Earth Products?

Down to Earth’s products are manufactured by specialists in organic and natural skincare under clinical conditions with certified quality assurance audited as part of the ECOCERT accreditation process. ECOCERT is the largest organic certification organisation in the world.

Our products are vegan-friendly (except limited use of beeswax in our African Potato Cream) and listed on the Vegan South Africa directory and comply with their strict listing criteria.

Down to Earth products are listed and endorsed on the humane guide of the Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC), an animal rights organisation that endorses products that are not tested on animals.

How are Down To Earth Products derived?

Our manufacturing facility is one of few facilities in South Africa that has been audited under the ECOCERT accreditation. To ensure the highest quality of products, every ingredient used in is certified organic. Moreover, we avoid using ingredients prohibited by ECOCERT:
• Petrochemicals eg. PEG, petrolatum, mineral oil, petroleum jelly and paraffin wax
• Ethanolamines eg. DEA, TEA, MEA
• Sulphated surfactants eg. SLS, SLES
• Parabens
• Phthalathes in “parfum” or “fragrance”
• Artificial colours or dyes