Month: July 2018

celebrating australian ingredients

Australia’s floral kingdom has an abundance of unique plants that have healing properties for our health and wellbeing. Eucalyptus and tea tree oils are two that get a lot of press, and for good reason. We’d like to introduce you to some other botanical super heroes that are just as incredible for your skin…   The quandong is a wild bush peach native to the deserts of central and southern Australia. The fruit has been eaten by indigenous people for thousands of years, the leaves and bark of the tree were used medicinally. This fruit is worthy of a closer look and here’s why: Advertisements

be the best we can be

Meet Liam Twomey from North Bondi, Australia. Currently training with the hope of becoming a Paralympian, Liam talks about his life experiences – being diagnosed with cancer at a young age – and his renewed passion for life through sport. “My name is Liam Twomey, I’m 24 years old and at age 7 in 2001 I was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma cancer in my right foot. This led to intense chemotherapy throughout that year, which stopped the cancer spreading, but didn’t save my foot, and I became a below knee amputee in August 2001. I adapted pretty well at that age, thanks to a very loving, supportive family and friends. I was treated no differently, and wasn’t really held back from doing anything. Not until I became a teenager did I realise that I wasn’t very comfortable in my own skin. I’d say these were just basic thoughts and feelings that teenagers go through, but I felt like I was under a magnifying glass due to my leg, I thought I was the black sheep …