The origins of Ricky's Drift

Our valley is far away from any kind of commercial farming activity, factories, big roads and cities. The air is clean here and we are surrounded by pristine veldt in every direction.

Ricky's Drift is a farm set in the foothills of the Rooiberg Mountains in the Klein Karoo district in South Africa.

Founder members of the farm are Ricky Ball and Louise du Toit. Ricky bought the farm in 2013 as a sanctuary for himself and for other people suffering from chronic medical conditions.

Ricky

Ricky's Story

Ricky's life was forever changed in 2011 when he developed full blown Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. He was forced to withdraw from a world where most bodies, buildings, vehicles and even open spaces are saturated with a cocktail of chemicals. Excluded from most activities, places and events by his body's inability to tolerate even small exposures to ordinary, everyday things like soap, shampoo and laundry products, he searched for somewhere safe.

Our valley is far away from any kind of commercial farming activity, factories, big roads and cities. The air is clean here and we are surrounded by pristine veldt in every direction.

louise

Louise's Story

Louise brought to the farm her life long passion for protecting and nurturing all that is natural and wild. Committed vegan and food farmer, she too sought to create a sanctuary where healing could be allowed to happen from the ground up. The farm produces olives, herbs and vegetables.

pam

Pam's Story

Pam du Toit joined us in 2015 and decided to use her hobby, making soap, to create body products that used our olive oil and that were safe for Ricky. Over time, her range grew into the quality, versatile range that we now share with you. Pam is constantly developing new products to add to our range.

estelle

Estelle's Story

Pam has now been joined by Estelle Bensch in carrying the body and laundry range forward.

We are committed to creating a community at Ricky's Drift that is centered on providing sanctuary for soil, people, birds, animals, plants and for Life.

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