sources and produces the finest natural oils that Africa offers, selecting the most distinctive and effective ingredients
to improve your final products. Our devotion to first-rate quality and service is rooted in a philosophy of improving health and well-being through natural and
Alongside the wild harvesters in Southern Africa, whom our products directly support, we guarantee environmentally sustainable harvesting practices that
optimize existing resources. Through initiatives based on strong manufacturing practices, we work with communities in developing countries to create superior
oils and improve lives.
The inspiration for DLG Naturals came to CEO Dr. Georgia Duerst-Lahti while working toward women's empowerment for the U.S. State Department in Albania. She saw how little local widows earned from wild-harvesting thyme in the mountains and thus began a vision for a better world.
Our Motto: Do Well to do Good
Our Mission: To create a vibrant, rural middle class and healthy lives for all.
Now, that vision has evolved into a family-owned, market-driven company guided by our motto and our mission.
Under the guidance of “Dr. Georgia” and sister/Sales Director Mary Jo Knueppel, we invest in the supply chain, from our own African production facilities and a cadre of specialists and experts, to an extensive network of wild-harvesters. We develop local producers from emerging regions, and then provides commercially viable products to U.S. and international markets. We rely only on botanicals that are sustainably wild harvested or grown, ensuring that the resources can support those communities for future generations. This ensures that the producers receive wages that are fair and sustainable, and buyers have vetted, reliable, traceable goods.
Years of development and hard-won trust in Africa allows us to deliver world-class botanical oils and butters to your door.