About Us


Who We Are...

We are to many, mums, sisters, daughters, lovers, soulmates, partners, colleagues, friends and humans just trying to make sense of this thing we call life. Our passions of interior design and plant medicine have come together to form this eclectic mish mash of products we call Owen St.  Why Owen St we hear you ask?  Well this is, and forever will be home, a place from childhood that is ingrained in our hearts and souls eternally...

The battle to live a conscious life is real, although we sometimes miss the mark and buck against the changes needed to pull us from our dogmatic societal comforts.  Our on and off again relationship with veganism (currently on with plans to make it stick) has taught us a lot about health and not only the mind-body connection, but our connectedness with nature and all things living.  We have beautiful carefree, sustainable, toxin free living dreams, that will one day come to fruition.

One step at a time...

 

Our Sustainability...

Our products are sourced as local as possible, never outside Australia, always from Australian owned companies. We prioritise companies with the same values as we have, to support local business, and be as sustainable, ethically produced, earth friendly and toxin free as possible without compromising quality.  Actually, usually those products that are sustainable and organic are the best in quality anyway! Wherever we can we choose certified organic which can sometimes mean they are a bit more costly, but you can't put a price on purity.

 

Our Packaging...

Firstly, yes!  Amber is our thing!  We do love the aesthetics of it, but it also has a very important role in our products.  This is to keep the natural ingredients, well, natural!  Natural ingredients such as oils are sensitive to air exposure, light and temperature.  The more light restricting or darker the vessel, the better.  Beware of those that claim to be natural yet are presented in clear packaging! There is a good chance that without proper protection those natural ingredients have reacted, oxidised and turned into nasty ones...!

Wherever we can we use glass containers in the hope that you can find a use for them after the fact. Actually all of our products are in glass except for a couple of skin care products. Due to the reasons mentioned above regarding the sensitivity of natural oils, we require our creams to be in airless pump jars to minimise their exposure to the external environment.  This means that when you push the pump, the inner tube actually shrinks rather than filling the space with air which would eventually oxidise the oils.  So far we can only find airless pumps in plastic, we guess the mechanics of it all is a bit complicated for glass!

We pack our products for postage using biodegradable bubble wrap and a bi-product of the timber industry called wood wool.  

We are constantly searching for new ways to improve our packaging, so please feel free to drop us a line if you have any ideas.

 

Our Ingredients...

We believe natural is best and everyone deserves a better way.  Quality is chosen above all, with reputable suppliers providing the purest ingredients.  All our preservatives are natural plant constituents, the plants actually use them as defence mechanisms!  We aim for transparency with our ingredients, the haves and have nots, and where we can't be unbelievably natural we will tell you!  We can tell you this...

We are...

  • toxin free
  • GMO free
  • sulfate free
  • paraben free
  • palm oil free
  • vegan friendly
  • cruelty free
  • locally sourced

We are not...

  • full of chemicals
  • laden with toxins
  • bull shit artists
  • comedians
  • politicians

Eventually we will have workshops to share knowledge so you too can learn our ways...

 

Our Products...

Finding ways of substituting products for the home and body with beautiful natural alternatives is what we do. We are constantly trying new things and hope to bring them to you as we figure it out. Details about individual products and their ingredients are as follows:

Essential Skin Cream Range & Lip Defence

Natural Preservatives include:

  • Amiox is a unique Rosemary extract that is a potent natural antioxidant beneficial for its free radical scavenging properties.
  • Citricidal is a standardised extract from the grapefruit seed. It is a non-toxic, non-metallic, and environmentally safe organic antimicrobial compound.
  • Certain extracts (Gotu kola, Lemon balm & St John's Wort) also act as natural preservatives as they contain alcohol.  Using alcohol as a solvent is often necessary to extract the essential properties of the plant that produce all our skin magic, however be rest assured that most of the alcohol is evaporated during the formulation period. Our creams wouldn't be so nourishing if it wasn't!

There is nothing nasty in our Essential Skin Range.  All other ingredients are listed below.

  • Olivem wax - a natural olive wax
  • Candelilla wax - plant wax
  • Apricot Kernel oil
  • Hemp Seed oil - certified organic
  • Camelia oil - certified organic
  • Rosehip oil - certified organic
  • Tamanu oil - certified organic (tamanu is a tree nut, beware in nut allergies)
  • Jojoba oil - certified organic
  • Vitamin E oil in the form of natural mixed tocopherols.
  • Evening Primrose oil - certified organic
  • Carrot Seed oil
  • Lemon Balm infusion - certified organic
  • Gotu Kola extract
  • Lemon Balm extract
  • St John's Wort extract
  • Vanilla extract

Essential oils used are:

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Black Pepper
  • Cedarwood Atlas - certified organic
  • Clove Bud
  • Australian Sandalwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Lemongrass - certified organic
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Pine Scotch
  • Myrrh
  • Juniperberry
  • Patchouli
  • Palmarosa
  • Rose Geranium
  • Frankinscence - certified organic
  • Nerolina
  • Ginger
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rosa Bulgarian Absolute

 Essential Home Range - Mozzie Spray & Stick

  • Witch Hazel extract - certified organic
  • Australian Spring Water
  • Garlic infused oil
  • Apricot Kernel oil
  • Candelilla wax
  • Catnip oil

Essential oils of:

  • Lemongrass - certified organic
  • Bergamot - certified organic (non-phototoxic)
  • Kunzea
  • Citronella
  • Lemon Tea Tree
  • Clove Bud
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Pine Scotch
  • Ginger
  • Australian Sandalwood

Bath Soaks

Our bath soaks are made from a mix of fragrance and the most luxurious ingredients to give you the best experience in the tub.  These include coconut oil (certified organic), coconut milk powder (certified organic), magnesium salts (certified organic) and Himalayan Pink Salt (certified organic).

Just sprinkle a bit and have a sit...

Amber Home Range - where we can't be unbelievably natural

We have found that it is unbelievably difficult to get a quality scent throw using essential oils. By nature essential oils are volatile and therefore disperse into the air and disappear quite quickly. We use a mixture of clean synthetic fragrances which are cruelty free and sourced sustainably and locally.  This applies to the fragrance only in our candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, soaps and melts. Other ingredients in these products though, are unbelievably natural as you will see below.

Our candles and melts are made from only the best quality soy waxes which we blend to ensure the highest standard in a burning candle including scent throw and wax stability. 

Our room sprays contain nothing but Witch Hazel extract (certified organic), spring water and fragrance, suitable for freshening any space and so safe you can use them on linen and even your skin! 

Hemp seed oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, aloe vera and oatmeal make up all our natural melt & pour soap bases.

Lastly...

It won't all happen tomorrow, but it will happen!  Life shouldn't be rushed, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey with us.  We would love to have you...