Anita Roddick, foundress of the Body Shop organisation, visited Mazunte in 1993, to find out more about the projects of Ecotourism, Reforestation and organic agriculture. At this the idea to help the community was born.
A group of 15 families of this village, 11 women and 4 men, got together and founded the cooperative Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, S. de S.S.

David Hitchen, english chemist of the Body Shop organisation came in 1996 and 1997 from oversea to instruct the assistents of the enterprise and created the formulas for shampoo, hair conditioner, moisturizing cream and grooming oils. These 4 products are manufactured and sold here and among others in the shops of the Body Shop organisation.

The following main components are used here:

Avocado oil, soya oil, sesame oil, maize oil, coconut oil, beeswax and vitamin E.

Cosméticos Naturales de Mazunte, S. de S.S.
Mazunte, Sta. María Tonameca, Oaxaca
Phone 01(958) 5839656
Fax 01(958) 5840549