African Potato Cream

A potent skin healing and pain reducing anti-inflammatory cream

African Potato Cream is a deep penetrating plant-based ointment used to treat the symptoms associated with

  • Muscle and joint pain, and painful conditions like swelling, sprains, stiffness, varicose veins, tennis elbow and gout
  • Auto-immune disorders like arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Inflamed skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne, rashes, sunburn and minor burns
  • General skin conditions like bed sores, warts, stretch marks, scars and dry skin

The main active ingredient, African Potato extract (Hypoxis Hemerocallidea), has high phytosterol content which possesses powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Evening Primrose and Wheat Germ oil promote skin healing. Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, protects against environmental aggressors. Avocado oil nourishes and relieves itching. Camphor oil is a natural antispasmodic and provides relief from spasms and cramps, while cooling the skin. Aloe adds additional anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and heal. It also absorbs easily, drawing in the beneficial qualities of the other restorative ingredients.


  • Apply to the affected area as frequently as needed
  • Use on clean, dry skin
  • Gently rub into skin until the cream is absorbed
  • On sensitive, damaged or broken skin, spread the cream in your hands and gently pat into the affected area until absorbed
African Potato extract Potent anti-inflammatory and immune strengthening properties | High sterol and sterolin content aiding and accelerating healing processes | Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties
Evening Primrose oil Rich in essential fatty acids, vital for skin formation | Reduces inflammation
Wheat Germ oil Rich in essential fatty acids | Promotes formation of new cells | Rich in antioxidants due to its high Vitamin E content
Sunflower Seed oil Rich in antioxidants, preventing free-radical damage | Rich in essential fatty acids, vital for skin formation
Avocado oil Easily absorbed into the skin | Reduces age spots and scars | Regenerative properties
Vitamin E Potent antioxidant | Helps combat premature skin ageing | Stimulates cell regeneration | Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections
Vitamin C Potent antioxidant | Promotes rapid skin hydration | Helps combat premature skin ageing
Aloe Vera Soothes the skin | Evens skin tone | Prevents skin damage | Anti-inflammatory properties | Easily absorbed, softening the skin | Accelerates skin healing
Camphor oil Antiseptic | Anti-inflammatory | Antispasmodic, providing relief from spasms and cramps | Stimulating and cooling effect on skin that helps relieves pain
Coconut oil Great for dry skin, nourishing deep into the skin epidermis | Improves firmness and tone
Tea tree oil Antiseptic | Purifies and protects the skin | Anti-inflammatory properties
Lavender oil Antiseptic | Calms skin irritations | Promotes skin healing | Stimulates natural cell renewal
Rosemary leaf oil Antimicrobial properties | Calms skin irritations
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hypoxis Hemerocallidea (African Potato) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Stearic Acid, Tritium Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil*
*certified organic ingredients
99.5% of the ingredients are from natural origin
10% are from organic farming

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African Potato Cream Testimonials

Beatrice King
I have to give a 2 year 9 month old child painful injections, as the child was diagnosed with MDR-TB. It is so difficult though, to put up with the screaming and crying, fighting and kicking during the procedure. Our team carries sour fig to apply on her bum to relieve pain. Lately we have been supplied with Down to Earth African Potato Cream which also helps to ease the pain and cools the injection site. The child’s father, who is also receiving injections for MDR-TB and who is very sensitive to pain, says the African Potato Cream is really helping to relieve the pain.
Beatrice King South Coast Hospice Association
Sufranja (Down to Earth agent), I'm struggling with my knees. I have swallowed many pills and applied many ointments – my home feels like a pharmacy. My daughter, Martina, called me from Otjiwarongo and asked me about my health. I bought Down to Earth for her 3 years ago. She used the Down to Earth cream (African Potato Cream) and her knees are pain free to this day. On Monday I bought the Down and Earth cream at your shop in Swakopmund on request of my daughter. I immediately applied the cream and then again later that evening. The pain was gone the first night. The following evening on Tuesday my knee had a burning pain. Wednesday night that pain was gone. I can recommend it with a happy heart. I can use my knees and do my housework myself. Thank you, good evening.
Susan Swakopmund
Phyllis Sendham
After my stroke I suffered severe pain in my hand and shoulder. Upon trying African Potato Cream, I was amazed. The relief was immediate. My back aches after a long day sitting down, but after a rub with African Potato Cream I enjoy a pain-free night.
Phyllis Sendham Uvongo
Hafizah Anwary
Thank you so much for cream and gel! It works like a bomb!! Grandad dislocated his foot last year, and has arthritis, he had pain and after applying, he felt almost instant relief in the african potato cream.. thank you for making such wonderful products :)
Hafizah Anwary Via
Lynette Gouws
My joints hurt so and my shoulders and knee too - a colleague and I was joking last week that getting old is not for the weak, and I always grab a bloody pain pill. Sunday evening I remembered I have African Potato Cream and Clear Skin Gel... I covered my arms, hands, knee, shoulders ... and the pain was gone. I applied again last night. It is absolutely wonderful, I am going to apply to my old body EVERY DAY from now on.
Lynette Gouws Cape Town
Patience Gabaraane
It’s amazing how this product works, when my colleague introduced it to me I thought ‘it is just one of those products’, but she told me her review about the Clear Skin Gel, I decided to take a good try on all the products. I bought my mom (87 years old) The African Potato Cream; she told me she feels very fresh and the pains are gone! My granddaughter got burned by boiling water and the the wound healed when I used the skin gel, it’s amazing how the scar is fading. Now lately I discovered she had a ringworm on her forehead which the African Potato Cream got rid of. When I ask my kids to bring me the “Down to Earth” they ask “Which one” J. Wow! I love it because my kids can also see the amazing results it brings out! I will continue using it and also introduce it to those I meet with different skin problems
Patience Gabaraane Northriding - Johannesburg