AS A 47 year old MOTHER, HEAD OF AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC BEAUTY COMPANY, WIFE, DAUGHTER, FRIEND, MENTOR, ADVENTURER & FITNESS ENTHUSIAST (have I forgotten anything) HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO MAINTAIN YOUR natural BEAUTY? WHAT ARE THE BEAUTY SECRETS THAT YOU CAN SHARE WITH WOMEN AND MOTHERS OUT THERE?
We cannot underestimate the importance of raw simplicity and the importance of caring for ourselves from the inside out. What good are we if we are not healthy in mind body and spirit. To spread positive energy, you must have positive energy. If I’m stressed out and exhausted, have hormonal imbalances and poor eating habits, I'm going to be unhappy, fatigued and unsettled and that leads to unhealthy stress and an unhappy me and family life. You simply cannot ooze joy in that space and this world needs dedicated strong, positive energised people who understand that that is their calling. If nothing else, do whatever you need to do to find balance in your world… its important because balance is far better than being in negative. I give myself that gift to honour myself and to show my children especially, that it is important.. This is what takes someone from being a student of life to a student and teacher..
Nutrition is absolutely key. Our inner health is reflected in our outer beauty and it is worth the time to be mindful of everything we feed ourselves, to look and feel amazing. I love raw and fresh greens, cut and washed with colour. Green celery, orange carrots, rich watermelon, lush avocado, blues and violets (berries, red onion and cabbage) and a rotating variety of whole grains and legumes. I love indulging every day in something small that I’m told is not good for me chocolate, coffee, flicking through a magazine, listening in on someone else's story, eating something wrong.
Water plays a huge part in my everyday.. I drink lots of it, I play, explore, surf and swim in it, I am mesmerised by it as I go about my day and it teaches me incredible lessons… yes I am truly lucky and I know that and honour it.
WHAT ARE THERE “BAD” FOODS THAT YOU CONSIDER WHEN IT COMES TO SKINCARE?
Skin health will always be challenged by inflammatory foods (dairy, sugar, eggs, wheat/gluten, alcohol) and they also play an enormous role in our physical appearance. Sugar in particular can wreak total havoc on delicate complexions and so it’s the first thing I am mindful of when I notice my glow fading. Raw or lightly steamed vegetables are my primary food, and best friend. You really cannot overdo your intake of fresh greens. Our greatest beauty comes from the inside, a mantra to start your morning with.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY HACK?
My skin is not something I will compromise, yet I hate spending a lot of time on it nor want to become vain about it. Like my food, I want it as raw and simple as possible because we just don’t need to interfere with nature. At the end of the day, my health is too important and I have to be my first priority.
My beauty hack is our Antioxidant Serum and Milk combination. – They are my lifesavers and have been for over 15 years now. This ritual happens 2-4 times a day for me and is my stop sign to reset my mind and skin. I cup my hand (a humble offering) and apply my Antioxidant Serum to whichever parts of me are exposed… face, neck, décolletage, backs of the hands, arms, shoulders, depending on the day, then I follow with our Face & Body Milk. It makes me feel fresh and alive and ignites my system adding a sexy glow like no other. I love it as a highlight when I’m racing around– it’s gorgeous, and photographs incredibly naturally, lending the look of perfect skin.
This combination also helps our protection foundation to go on smoother and more cleanly. Bonus – they’re equally great for lips which need to be ready for a kiss at anytime! I love a kiss, to be kissed or to kiss my children, my husband, a friend (on the cheek) a new friend.. Its all about connecting.
MANY PEOPLE ARE ALREADY INCLUDING NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS INTO THEIR BEAUTY ROUTINE. WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR PRODUCT LINE, THAT MAKES IT STANDOUT FROM WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET TODAY?
Wild Nature shatters the boundary that previously stood between natural ingredients and exceptional results. So many of us have bought “natural products” that don’t work, and been disillusioned then gone back to commercial products and the powerful marketing campaign of major companies, to feel safe from the ageing process. I am so proud and confident to say that Wild Nature drives each product with incredible organic and botanical ingredients that work synergistically and scientifically to solve skin issues successfully.
With over 21 years of experience and 1000’s of reviews in support of addressing damaged skin and maintaining healthy skin, we know we are supporting generations of individuals and family’s as they switch across permanently to simple daily rituals designed to reveal and illuminate the sensuous nature of feeding healthy, glowing skin naturally.
Every ingredient is hand picked, each and every mixture is made in small quantities with incredible love, bottle are filled by hand, each package sealed with personal care and attention. Our treats are gorgeous, from the bottle to the box and attention is paid to every detail. Customer experience is our focus – this isn’t about removing grime or softening rough spots. This is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. This is a celebration of intuitive thought and individual beauty.
WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE VERY MUCH HANDS ON IN CREATING YOUR BEAUTY PRODUCTS. CAN YOU GIVE US A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF YOUR PROCESSES AND HOW YOU ARE ABLE TO STICK TO YOUR STANDARDS?
Our studio is essentially a small bakery, stimulating every sense visually and aromatically you are overwhelmed with natures power. Everything we do was created in our space. Each fresh ingredient is shipped directly to our studio in its whole and raw state, where we blend each micro batch by hand, and individually hand fill each and every bottle and jar. This is the work of my partner in life and in Wild Nature. This is his story and you’ll have to wait till next time to meet him and hear this incredible story….
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