Breathing in the pure air and soaking up the mineral springs and nature of regional Victoria is a foolproof recipe for ever-lasting youth and beauty. However, visitors looking to take some of that home in their suitcase, can, with these locally made beauty products using native Australian ingredients.
Set in the High Country, visitors to Beechworth can see more than just the region’s burgeoning food and wine scene, discover the town’s rich gold rush history plus sample some of the best honey products at Beechworth Honey. The Bee Natural range is derived specifically to replenish, cleanse and moisturise the skin. Those steering away from regular moisturisers can try the Manuka + Tea Tree Honey 500+MGO Bee Balm. Made with made with Australian beeswax, natural essential oils and MGO500+ Manuka & Tea Tree Honey which is a 100% natural all-purpose balm for use on the face and body.
When visitors venture slighter further to The Murray, cacti and plant enthusiasts can set afoot in family-run and owned Cactus Country which is home to over 4,000 varieties of cacti and succulents and includes some enormous plants which are over 50-years-old that look like they are from a movie set. At the gift store visitors can treat their skin with Aloe Essence made with Aloe Arboresens from the garden. Originally created for personal use by the family, Aloe Arboresens has been proven to be more effective than Aloe Vera penetrating all seven layers of the skin.
Made in the mountainous north-east region of Victoria, Australia, Dindi Naturals is renowned for making natural soaps and body products that contain no toxic or synthetic chemicals; and that derive environmentally-friendly ingredients from areas of fair trade and sustainability. Made for beard lovers and hipsters alike, kangaroo paw beard oil keeps facial and head hair well conditioned to stay soft, silky and healthy.
In the Mornington Peninsula, Olieve and Olie is a family owned and operated business creating olive oil based body products in Rosebud. Founded in 2000, the store initially created a soap range but has now expanded to the production superior quality hand and body cream, shaving gel, salt scrub, lip balm and more. They offer workshops and have a small shop at the factory for visitors to find and try their products.
Victoria’s first geothermal thermal mineral springs and day spa, Peninsula Hot Springs connects visitors with the pureness of nature and offers an array of experiences using natural Australian products. The Earth Clay Collection at Peninsula Hot Springs is available to purchase as a retail product or experience the journey in full combining the power of touch and restorative powers of the earth through the use of therapeutic clay powder. Clay and bathe packages are available in Spring 2018 and include a 45minute clay experience with a clay master, bath house bathing and visitor’s choice of one of the earth clays for $87pp.
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