Have you had a chance to check out the amazing products featured in our Autumn ‘Slow’ Retreat Box yet? If not, that’s OK - we’re here to give you the inside scoop on why these products are so incredible!
As you’ll know by now, we’re passionate about supporting local Australian and New Zealand businesses, and we think it’s important to celebrate their products and their unique brand attributes that make them so great.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn about the incredible brands and products that make our Autumn ‘Slow’ Retreat Box so damn awesome.
The Cleansing Cloth
You know that feeling when you discover a skincare tool you didn’t know you needed, but it’s totally revolutionised your self-care game, and you want to tell everyone about it? For us, that’s The Cleansing Cloth!
This beauty tool is like nothing you’ve ever used before. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, but high-performance enough to remove every last bit of dirt, debris and makeup from your face — reducing impurities and giving you such a glow. It leaves your face feeling so beautiful and clean to the touch; it’s something you absolutely have to try.
Attitude Gratitude’s mission is to encourage you to slow down, be more conscious of how you approach life, and be grateful for what you have.
The brand was founded by Nikki Andrews during a time of personal struggle, overwhelm and stress. She was using a few different techniques to declutter her mind, but didn’t have one central place to do it. She designed a journal that brought all of these practices together.
Attitude Gratitude is an ‘all in one’ journal that helps you practise gratitude and mindfulness while keeping organised. With a sophisticated yet simplistic look and feel, and space for gratitude, journaling, list writing and intention setting, you’ll find yourself feeling more organised, mindful and relaxed in no time.
Willow By The Sea
Willow By The Sea creates 100% certified organic mum, bub & skin products, made in small batches by the beach in Newcastle. Founders Luke and Corina believe that additives, fillers and chemicals have no place in bub-friendly products, especially the ones labelled ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ — so they set out to make a real change.
The Cream is a waterless, ultra-lux, certified organic cream designed to intensely nourish and moisturise skin. It’s packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids to help protect and restore skin to its optimal beauty. Use this on yourself, your little ones or your partner; it’s truly something for the whole family to love.
Unichi is a wellness brand with good-for-you products, led by values of thoughtful simplicity and purposeful sustainability. Their chewable gummies are adorably cute and bear-shaped — and totally guilt-free with no added sugar. Nothing but the good stuff for your body.
The Rose Collagen Gummies boost collagen, replenish multi-vitamins and create radiant and youthful-looking skin thanks to marine collagen, acerola cherry, vitamin-rich rose petals, and vitamin C rich rosehip. The Pre & Probiotic Gummies support growth of good gut bacteria, promote digestive wellness and inner balance, and help to regulate the immune system. All those benefits in one adorable little bear!
Tilley has its roots in 157 years of beautiful Australian made products; beginning with soap, then expanding into aromatherapy and body care. With so many gorgeous products to choose from, we went straight for the holy grail of laid-back me-time: a bath bomb for a luxurious soak.
Tilley brings a range of fragrances to choose from for your evening bath, from revitalising tropical scents to relaxing florals — all with that refreshing feeling you crave after a long, hard day.
You might know KIND-LY from their award-winning range of natural deodorants. Now, the brand is taking skincare by storm with a dreamy pink clay mask.
The 2-in-1 Probiotic Pink Clay Mask & Scrub is a double-duty hero: both a supercharged mask and exfoliating scrub, all in one. It uses a powerhouse blend of Australian active botanicals including Australian Pink Clay, Davidson Plum, Quandong, Australian Caviar Lime and Desert Lime.
KIND-LY’s mask exfoliates and smoothes the skin, draw out impurities, refines the look of pores, and brightens the complexion — leaving the skin balanced and protected with a radiant glow.
What’s better than a midday pick-me-up you don’t have to feel guilty about? Kez’s Kitchen believes a little indulgence can bring a lot of joy; and what feels moreish can also be gluten free, delicious and good for you.
One of our favourite treats is the Gluten Free Choc Peanut Florentine. This single-serve biscuit is an irresistible blend of crispy cornflakes, juicy fruit and roasted peanuts, dipped in smooth semi-dark choc. They’re also Gluten Free, FODMAP Friendly, GMO Free, Wheat Free, Fructose Friendly and contain no artificial colours or flavours. We love this bite of goodness as an afternoon snack or indulgent after-dinner treat!
Essano is a pioneer in natural beauty; a true leader in the space. Their exceptional products are backed by award-winning formulations, with each plant-based ingredient thoughtfully hand-selected to deliver amazing results.
Along with being an absolute dream to apply, Essano’s Collagen Boost Oil improves your skin’s ability to produce collagen, which naturally creates a more hydrated appearance. It contains Schisandra Chinensis Berry and Rosehip Oil to deliver intense moisture to the upper layers, giving your skin a firmer appearance in 8 weeks. We featured the Collagen Boost Oil in this season’s ‘Slow’ box to help you fight dryness that crisp autumn air brings.
Empire is lovingly crafted in Melbourne, made and owned by two founders with a long history in cosmetics, bath and body. They’ve put their skills to perfect use with a range of beautiful, well-designed and affordable products we all love, from body scrubs to bath salts and every self-care moment in between.
Empire’s Aromapure range is a stand-out, so we’ve nabbed a Shampoo and Conditioner combo for your autumn box. Aromapure is a luxurious treat for hair, skin and body, with intoxicating essential oil aromas bringing the aromatherapy experience to your everyday haircare routine — with combinations from warm and woody to fresh and summery.
We’re confident this is one bath time product you’ll be re-using for years to come.
Coma Organics nourishes the mind, body, skin and soul, with remedies infused into every product.
The Love Wellbeing Roll On uses a homeopathic remedy to support self-love, activate self-worth and unblock emotions that hold you back from loving or being loved. It contains natural, organic ingredients, including pure essential oils, and can be rolled onto pressure points, wrists, temples and the back of the neck at least once daily.
This is such a special, unique product, perfect for deeply impactful daily rituals such as mini moments of mindfulness and supporting mood through scent.
What we experience in life is affected by what is going on inside us, including what we consume. Supercool brand Ārepa took this concept to the next level, and they exist to make brains work better.
Ārepa specialises in scientifically proven brain nutrition, most notably in the form of its blackcurrant-based drink. The drink keeps people productive, focused and calm without the need for widely-used stimulants (AKA: caffeine and sugar). The magic is backed by a world-renowned neuroscientist, developing 100% natural, clinically proven products. These powerhouse (delicious) healthy treats have both short and long term benefits, meaning your brain gets better and better every day.
You might think it’s too cool to be true, but we can vouch: Ārepa is as incredible as it sounds.
Alivio Wellness is a natural, luxurious hemp-based wellness brand that doesn’t believe in overloading the skin; less is more. Their signature ingredient is hemp seed oil, one of the most powerfully hydrating antioxidants on the planet.
The Pro Collagen Eye Mask is a wonderful mini eye facial incorporates a blend of active ingredients, multivitamins and plant extracts to relieve tired, puffy eyes from the comfort of your home. It helps repair skin damage, combat puffiness and hydrate to leave your under eyes looking and feeling bright and fresh.
Our best tip: pop this little packet in the fridge for ten to fifteen minutes before application.