Hello there! I am Rebecca. I hand make essential oil skincare products. I pour soy candles too. I love essential oils and all things natural. Not the fake natural - the really pure potent stuff. I also love supporting Aussie growers, collaborating with aligned small businesses, helping others and caring for the environment. My goal is to give my customers a skincare range that is good for them, the kind that makes their skin glow, muscles feel nourished, uplifts their mind and heart. But I want my customers to enjoy clean skin and a clean conscience, so this is why I consider the planet and its creatures in everything we do. eg avoiding palm oil everywhere possible, avoiding certain countries for raw materials, favoring carbon neutral Aussie owned manufacturer for our bottles (which are also made from food grade BPA free PET plastic or glass), ensuring our packaging is recyclable, reusable or decomposes. I also use the skincare business to help support causes I believe in. So if you are after the lolly pop flavored lip gloss from China or sheep placenta eye cream (eeek!) - this is not the store for you!
Sattwa Skincare began in 2006. As new Mum, I was inspired to improve on the newborn and baby products I experienced and so created a bubble bath and general soothing cream for my little boy. But like many busy parents, our bodies need nurturing too. So I began formulating essential oil lotions, body oils and mists and serums to make very tired eyes, dry skin and energy levels feel rejuvenated too. You see during these years things got crazy. I worked in the financial industry for a demanding team of stockbrokers, was studying for my Massage Therapy Certificate with a newborn, juggling a young family, organising fundraising committee for our little not for profit kindy, running a home and a new small business. I also don't like ordering take away meals! But through this chaos I learned a few lessons about self care, time management, convenience and boundaries. Thankfully during the massage therapy study I chose Aromatherapy; and these amazing pure practitioner grade of oils calmed me and changed the course of my life...
Speaking of courses, here are a few which have brought me here;
Associate Diploma Dental Technology
Associate Diploma Financial Markets
Certificate IV Massage Therapy
Certificate Cosmetic Chemistry
Certificate Regenerative Skincare
St John First Aid (I have held this since I was 14 years old!)
Member ATMS (a traditional massage therapy industry group who follow a code of good practice and I like to be associated with that!)
I also read a lot of books and journals from respected aromatherapy/complimentary medicine authors and therapeutic suppliers. My fave authors are Sylvia Barrett (New Perspectives on Wellness - Mind Body Medicine), Marijke Vogel (The Earth on which we live) and Salvatore Battaglia (The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy).
Some professional highlights so far are;
Sattwa Skincare becoming certified by CHOOSE CRUELTY FREE. (CCF rabbit logo)
My first printed interview with Lita Magazine - a glossy independent beauty and fashion magazine
Sattwa Skincare was chosen by the make up team of Backtrack (starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neil)
Audition for The Mentor Ch 7 tv show (hosted by Mark Bouris) - happy for the learning experience and to have made the short list
Becoming a Finalist in established Australian and International Awards.
Being offered a $5000 scholarship with ING Dreamstarter.
Receiving customer feedback about how my essential oil products have made a difference to the lives of others eg those who are time poor love that Sattwa products are are quick (no fuss) and easy to use, are versatile with lots of uses, have given instant gorgeous nourished skin, helped with a cosmetic procedure recovery, daughters eczema, lifted Mum's cranky mood, kept mozzie bites away or say they dont want to use anything else on their skin or every other skincare brand feels like plastic now. (wowzers!)
Launching an Ambassador Program which partners with public schools and not for profit causes that I believe in. Sattwa Ambassador Program aims to help by donating % of Sattwa Skincare sales for the benefit of these not for profit groups. It will also provide great value to the clients of aligned businesses eg wellness/life coaches, make up artists, personal trainers etc by connecting them with luxurious, natural products that will make them look and feel happy, healthy and gorgeous! (To ensure quality and brand cohesion the Ambassador Program is by invitation only. Please contact me if you'd like to know more.)
When I am not blending essential oil skincare or at the Organic Markets you might find me:
Smashing spices to cook up a curry, making pesto from the garden, whipping up treats for the kids... or canapes to share with friends. I love to create with fresh ingredients.
At Japanese Yoga Class - love to streetch
At the hairdresser - love a colour
Beautifying the garden - followed by a chilled glass of wine
National Park Camping - off the grid, under the big sky
Snorkeling with my family at Shelley Beach or Forty Baskets (usually diving to collect rubbish rather than chasing pretty fish!)
So if all this sounds good, please stay a while and browse the store. You might like to check out our best selling featured products or browse our luxurious selection of gifts. Or read those interviews I mentioned above on the media page. So put your feet up and enjoy them with a nice hot cup of chai!
The Sattwa Skincare Philosophy
No lauryl sulfates
No artificial preservatives
No added parabens
Eco aware in all areas of packaging and production
Palm free and vegan friendly products
Proudly Made in Australia
Just pure plant and essential oils to nourish your body, mind and soul.
CALM - BODY - LOVE - BEAUTY