Mud & Musk is a Social Business founded in 2016, in Perth, Australia. Our social impact goal focuses on raising awareness on methods of ethical sourcing and the acknowledgement of indigenous cosmetics knowledge through access benefits-sharing agreements.
Our journey began after our founder came across a documentary highlighting the damaging consequences of the Frankincense industry her country of origin, Somaliland. The land and people were being exploited by middlemen who had control of access to outside markets. The exploitation was able to thrive due to the lack of traceability and consumer awareness of the source of the ingredients we use today – Mud & Musk sets out to get back in touch with natural ingredients, their source and to acknowledgement the owners of traditional knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and their uses.