Meet Kuumba


Denise (Kuumba) Piazza

For as long as she can remember, Denise Kuumba Piazza has been working and playing in the garden. Her first memories are rooted deep with her Sicilian grandparents where she spent hours captivated, growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits. This is where her love of nature began.

At a young age, her adventurous spirit took her to many distant shores on her 36′ outrigger canoe. She met many interesting people and developed a taste for the exotic and unusual. When her friends from the Caribbean taught her to make her own coconut oil, she fell in love with the process and knew it was something she would always do. Her appreciation of gardening and her desire to make her own body oil combined beautifully when she infused rose, lavender, and calendula with coconut to create the beginnings of Kuumba Made.

Kuumba’s greatest joy is to hear someone say they benefited from her creation. Her goal is to make the world a more beautiful place by creating natural skin care products that soothe, heal, and excite the senses.