About Somthawin

Mae Ang Ki Somthawin learned the secrets of making yellow oil from her family, of Thai and Chinese origins. She started selling her homemade yellow oil door to door in her hometown, Trat.

HRH princess Sirindhorn and Mae Ang Ki

HRH princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn gives Mae Ang Ki a souvenir

Slowly but surely, her product has gained praise, and later came many awards, given by various Thai institutions.

Mae Ang Ki

Mae Ang Ki

Somthawin Yellow Oil has become the best known product of Trat province, tourist guide books are raving about it (Lonely planet, for example), and most important: many people feel a lot better after using the oil.

These days, Mae Ang Ki has two shops in Trat, and dozens of shops sell her oil all around Thailand. The oil is still made in a small factory at the family’s residence in Nong Samet, Trat. The province is at the southern tip of eastern Thailand, a gateway to Koh Chang and the huge marine park that surrounds it.