Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Weleda are celebrating over 90 years of sustainability – true pioneers in a movement called ‘anthrosophy’ which encourages the individual to see his or her body, mind and spirit as intrinsically linked to our world as part of one holistic system. Not much has changed since 1921, the company (named after the Weleda, the Celtic Goddess of wisdom and healing) still cultivate their own biodynamic gardens, upholding their passion for health and beauty through all that they do. Try Weleda’s Skin Food: a rich moisturizer for elbows, hands and feet that contains organic pansy, rosemary, sunflower seed oil and calendula flowers.

John Masters Organics
Twenty years ago, ‘basement alchemist’ John Masters had the foresight to create a luxury beauty line which would treat both the body and the earth with respect. “We only get one body and we only get one planet,” he says. Now featuring more than 30 luxury organic products made with 70-100% organic content, wild-harvested, cold-pressed and steam distilled extracts, John Masters Organics is a sustainable global success.

Dr Hauschka

Dr Rudolf Hauschka’s mission has been “to support the healing of humanity and the earth.” For 70 years, this commitment has been apparent: no chemical additives (only natural botanical preservatives); zero animal testing and ingredients grown biodynamically, organically, and/or ethically wild-harvested. Try the Rose Day Cream for dry, sensitive or mature skin, with extracts of rose petal, rose hip and avocado: thirty roses go into each tube!


This Australian skin care company produce exceptional natural products with superior anti-aging results, due to the key ingredient MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane), an organic sulphur present in every cell of the body. All MiSMo products are all made in Queensland and have a high content of natural oils, organic Aloe Vera as well as MSM. They are free of Propylene Glycol, Parabens, Mineral Oils, Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or colouring, and highly suitable for people with acne prone skin. Stand out products include the Vitamin A-C-E serum and the Rejuvenating Gel with hyaluronic acid.

Jurlique have operated a certified organic 153-acre biodynamic farm for 25 years, upon which the company grows its biodynamic herbs, making them an industry leader in innovative and advanced luxury skin care. Harnessing the power of nature to create effective products, Jurlique remain committed to sustainable, earth-nourishing practices, aiming to further reduce their environmental footprint by 2015. Try their Herbal Recovery Gel, or the Moisture Replenishing Day Cream, with violet, calendula, marshmallow, macadamia and avocado oil.

Based in Australia, Sukin is an environmentally conscious, natural personal-care company offering over 50 luxury products carefully crafted from the best active botanicals and essential oils. Sukin are 100% certified carbon neutral, cruelty free and provide a range that includes facial and body cleansers & moisturizers, deodorants, hair and hand care, as well as a kid’s range for 0-7 year olds.

Taking inspiration from the sea and hinterlands of Australia’s Byron Bay, Sanctum is one of the original pioneers in the Australian natural and organic sector. Their products range from organic skin, body, hair, men’s and baby care, and are all 100% cruelty free, registered vegan, certified organic as well as researched, developed and created in the shire of our very own Byron Bay.

Soleo Organics 
Soleo are an Australian company who have developed a sun-protection product to rival common synthetic based sunscreens. Soleo Organic’s All Natural Sunscreen is the top rated sunscreen by the EWG (Environmental Working Group), is 100% Australian made, 100% natural and organic, and naturopathically based. Try their organic SPF 30+, 3 Hour water resistant broadspectrum formula made with grapeseed & macadamia oil, green tea, cucumber and chamomile extracts as well as a high performance Zinc Oxide.

Mukti Botanicals
Another Australian certified organic skin, hair and body care range, Mukti (mooktee) have been around for a decade creating chemical free eco-friendly products from select organic ingredients chosen for their ability to work synergistically with the skin. They like to use native Australian ingredients, such as macadamia nut oil, aloe vera and Kakadu plum. Mukti (the name of its founder) believes in taking responsibility for our choices in life, ensuring that life as we know it sustains itself through future generations.

Om Aroma
Founded by a concert pianist in crisis, Om Aroma & Co. is an award-winning anti-aging organic skincare line made with luxurious organic ingredients free of toxic fillers such as parabens and sulfates. All products are manufactured and packaged in the USA, while their Dollars and Scents program hires women transitioning back into the workforce after taking time off to raise their kids. Pro-women, pro-earth, pro-health: perfect.

Burt’s Bees
Burts Bees began as a humble beeswax candle, honey and lipbalm stall, and soon grew into a popular “Earth Friendly, Natural Personal Care Company.” 99% of their products average natural, with half at 100% natural – ingredients are sourced and carefully crafted using only the best that nature has to offer, including the beeswax, botanical and essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals. There is zero animal testing and zero chemical fillers or additives in the products.

What began over twenty years ago by a group of friends in Germany has blossomed into one of the world’s favored names in aromatherapy and organic skin care, thanks to the brands heritage with essential oils. The company is both environmentally and socially conscious, and has established fair trade partnerships around the world with organic and biodynamic farmers who provide exceptionally pure ingredients for the Primavera range. Look for their face, body, mens, kids and makeup range, as well as base oils, essential oils, floral waters and diffusers.

By Sophie Ward

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