Hi, I'm Catherine, I founded Nourish Botanicals in 2016 producing a range of natural, inspiring skin care products and handmade soaps.
In 2010 my interest in holistic wellness, yoga, meditation and the impact of environmental food and cosmetic toxins was sparked following my diagnosis with an autoimmune condition that required a drastic change in my lifestyle.
I began experimenting with formulating my own skin care products at that time, using organic plant and essential oils. It was the beginning of a love affair with natural oils and aromatherapy, and an appreciation of the gifts nature offers for our health and wellbeing.
As a result of these changes, my skin began to feel soft and radiant and I began to experiment more, designing my first product, a 'Dry Patch Remedy' to relieve my children's dermatitis and break my family's reliance on corticosteroids.
In 2016 I made a change in address to reside in the beautiful Otways in Southwest Victoria. With time on my hands and the inspiration of nature literally in front of my nose, I began translating my experience and skills from a career in science and manufacturing to found Nourish Botanicals, a business making a range of soaps and natural skin care.
All of the ingredients used in our products are extracted using gentle methods like steam distillation or cold pressing to ensure our raw materials are as nutrient dense and close to their natural form as possible. We choose only ethical and organic or wildcrafted ingredients to ensure environmental and social sustainability of supply and to avoid contamination with pesticides and chemicals.
Our products are vegan-friendly and are 100% free of chemical preservatives and emulsifiers. You can read more about why here. We package our products responsibly and offer suggestions for useful re-purposing of packaging to encourage our customers to send less packaging away for council recycling.
We make our products by hand in small batches in the small town of Forrest in the Otways in South West Victoria, Australia, where we wake up each day feeling incredibly fortunate to work in paradise creating beautiful, useful, nourishing products.
We hope you are inspired, as we are, by the reminder of natures generosity in every product.