Some may say that I'm partial to Aussies since I married into an amazing Sicilian Australian familia.
But this is not the case when I recently stumbled upon Australian Scent via Pure Citizen the hot eco shopping site.
Australian Scent has created a great selection of products to suit various skin/body Care needs. I was mainly drawn to their "Balm of Gilead" for my eczema but found that I could make use of their many goodies to help keep my skin looking and feeling healthy from head to toe.
We had the pleasure of meeting Eddie 1/2 of the Australian Scent this past weekend at Brooklyn Flea and got to experience his knowledge and excitement while sharing the Aussie lifestyle vibe as he to is married to an Aussie.
I have tried so many moisturizers that I have lost count but this one is at top of my list. I found that the "Balm of Gilead" light weight, no greasy and long lasting.
Formulated to hydrate and smooth the complexion, whilst balancing the skins' texture. With the high vitamin E content of wheat germ oil and the conditioning and scar healing properties of almond oil and shea, this delightful moisturizer is a nutrient reservoir for your skin. Balm of Gilead has produced beautiful results for oily, combination and dry skins. High in essential fatty acids, known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, it is particularly suitable for sufferers of acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacia.
Being a city resident I found the "Cleansing Stream" perfect for getting the grime
With omega-rich evening primrose, ginger and organic tea extracts, Cleansing Stream is designed to dissolve impurities and marinate the skin in a refreshing anti-oxidant bath. This gentle, effective cleanser is capable of removing accumulated grime and waterproof make-up. The organic jojoba oil has the additional benefit of suppressing sebum production in oily skin and increasing it in dry, leaving skin that's balanced and conditioned. Your skin will remain supple and nourished between use.
This soap is so amazing with perfect amount of lather factor I like, I left the shower feeling totally moisturized.
Rich in the skin smoothing properties of alkanet root this beautiful moisturizing bar has a creamy lather and carries a predominant lavender scent. And with a splash of native Australian lemon myrtle, you'll enjoy the exotic, citrus aroma from down under.
Australian Scent is a husband and wife team (plus some adopted siblings), founded in Sydney,
Australia by a true blue Aussie and her American husband. Australian Scent is now based in
New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Specializing in 100% organically crafted, small batch, cold processed formulas that maximize the nutritional and healing properties of the raw materials utilized.
In 2004, whilst living in Australia, Megan’s husband, Eddie, was diagnosed with psoriasis which severely affected his eyes and neck areas. (Raccoon comes to mind). After realizing the
prescribed treatments may cause blindness, they pursued natural alternatives. On a desperate quest to terminate the enemy, they dabbled in every commercial and extraordinary concoction available, all with disappointing results. Everything they encountered was whipped and diluted with water, alcohol and chemicals, all haling a natural purity. Needless to say, these products proved ineffective.
As a final plea, Eddie was hopeful that perhaps Megan could make a treatment to rid the condition, which included symptoms such as relentless itching, (think puppy with fleas) to redness, flakiness and swelling.
Megan formulated what is now known as the Balm of Gilead moisturizer, also the number one seller. Within 2 weeks, this “incurable” condition had disappeared. Their elation sparked a drive that enabled them to create an entire line based on the same principles - products that are not diluted with water, not whipped to volumize, entirely free of chemicals and as a result, powerful and effective. What makes them different to the gazzillion other natural products out there? They formulate with life giving oils instead of volume filling water. The response has been encouraging and overwhelming. They have a passion to heal and their desire is that this will be transferred into every product you use.