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NATURAL. ETHICAL. WHOLE.

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Things of quality, beauty and function. Imbued with celestial energy, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Nature. Made with minimum intervention processes that draw from the whole, in ways that are natural, sustainable and ethical. 
Sunshine sings + Moonlight dances! 
Christo + Johanna

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A KAIROS MOMENT CAPSULE COLLECTION

Kairos Time - as opposed to Chronos time, is non-linear. Kairos time does not get measured, nor runs to schedules. It's the cyclic time of the soul, the divine sparks of new directions, aha-moments of insights, transformative decisions, inspired creations, and floating idleness.

Kairos moments arise in stillness and appear in the eye of storms. When our chronos-bound ego falters, when we surrender our self to Nature, it finds the openings and pours light into the cracks. Kairos moments are transcendental, magical. An Ode to Now.

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NEW: SMOOTH OPERATOR / UNFOLDING FACE BALSAM. Zero Dosage Essential Oils.

Our Ode to coffee and it’s incredible contributions to healthy, smooth, unfolded skin. And an homage to our friend Paul Geshos of Mecca Coffee and his beautiful work with small , ethical coffee farmers and sustainable collectives around the world. Both the ‘silver skin’ coffee husk and dried ‘Cascara’ coffee cherry we sun-extracted for this compoisition are by-products of Paul’s artisanal coffee creation, and we’re so grateful to be able to phoenix them as SMOOTH OPERATOR.

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NEW: SUMMER WINE / EVEN TONE ANTI-OXIDANT SHIELD / Zero Dosage Essential Oils.

In 2020, Christo made natural wine with Brendon Carto, from Carto Wines, macerated moonshine bottles of Gentian bitters, and crafted wild beer with our friend Tim using our Kangaroo Valley spring water. Me, I sun-infused all their nutrient-charged leftover plant matter into biodynamic Olive oil, until the extracts sang of smiling, warm, boozy Summer days spend with friends who’ve all had to change their lives last year.

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NEW: ELASTIC LOVE / FIRMING FACE + NECK OIL / Zero Dosage Essential Oils.

This composition is an homage to the tender strength and infinite elasticity of love between people near and far. A reminder of love’s resilience and beauty in the face of separation, loss and longing. And an invitation to travel with us through time and space: from our garden in Kangaroo Valley where Kangaroo Paw Flower, Artichoke, Red Clover and Quince grow, to the European Summer gardens of my childhood picking Black currants and Blackberries, on to places we long to go ... Time stretches with delicious elasticity in our wandering minds.

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MAY INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT

POMEGRANATE FLOWERS

I've extracted these vibrant red blossom into a beautifully fragrant extract, which will make a special guest appearance in our new batch PRECIOUS FACE ELIXIR this month. Pomegranate extract helps to increase skin density, strengthen collagen integrity, reduces wrinkle depths and smoothes lines.

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NATURE INSPIRED ALCHEMY

SUN-INFUSED WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS

Sun-infusion is an ancient method method by which we gently extract the medicinal properties from our flowers, berries, fruit, leaves, bark, resin, seeds, even wood, and minerals, into biodynamic Olive oil with nothing but the warm radiance of the Sun. This slow, natural process can take anywhere from 4 months to 1 year for a uniquely exquisite vintage, during which time we rotate and move the jars by hand - just like a winemaker does his champagne bottles

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SACRED TRINITY OF GOLD, FRANKINCENSE + MYRRH

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh play a major part in our compositions. Each powerful on their own, when combined, these ancient offerings of the three wise kings enhance each other’s physical and psychoactive effects. They synergise to align our physical and spiritual well being, activate ‘qi’ movement – our life force, and ultimately help us age gracefully.

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NATURALLY ACTIVE MANIFESTO

We have no 'key ingredients'. Every component is integral to the composition. Each plant compound has a specific purpose, which is intrinsically linked to all other ingredients. We believe synergistic combinations of whole plant extracts to be much more powerful than single compounds. We use certified use organic, certified Demeter biodynamic and wild crafted ingredients with focus on minimum intervention culturing, harvesting, and processing techniques. What little essential oils we use  are chosen for their psycho-active properties, and added in homeopathic quantities for ethereal body activation. 

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KANGAROO VALLEY LOVE

EARTH TO SKIN

We divide our life between our Sydney studio, and our 100 acre property in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, where we grow ingredients for our skincare. The factory is the fertile Earth, activated with our hands, biodynamic potions, natural spring water and the life-giving forces of Sun, Moon and Stars.

It’s all done slowly and lovingly by hand, in small batches, careful to preserve the whole spectrum of our ingredients, mindful of our carbon foot print, respectful of Mother Nature.

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