Woo hoo, its been a long time in the making. After 15years of testing and measuring, face to face conversations with mums with teens we have finally launched a new website especially for teens for natural and organic Skin Care for Teenage Skin – Organic Products For Pimples
– Organic Skincare For Acne Prone Skin – Organic hormonal break outs
– Organic treatments for Blackheads Its all about the kids and getting in touch with their own skin. We have made the Instagram fun and supportive. There are so many reasons why we get pimples and we try and explain it in a fun way. We are doing DIY so teens can make all Natural Skin Care Products even Organic skin care themselves as well like – Natural Face Cleanser. – Organic Face Products – Organic Facial Cleanser – Eco friendly skin care pop over to Beyoo Skin Care on face book and @beyoo.skin on Instagram
PACKAGING Beyoo will have a far better system than what we are offering on Saarinen organics pimple pack, we have listened to mums and heard that the glass jar for the scrub smashes in the shower and the pimple oil smashes in school bags or the bathroom floor, so we are getting especially made bamboo wrapped glass for the scrub and the pimple oil. Until this premium packaging arrives we will be offering the old packaging bundle for $80. The new packaging arriving will be the premium pack that will be refillable. So pop in and pick up the old packaging if you are ok with it, keep it to refill or even wait until the refill pouches arrive and you will be able to fill any containers you have at home.
How blessed are we.
I am so very happy to announce that we have won 4 awards in this years 2020 Ausmumprener awards.
The competition was steep, so many amazing businesses that were all worthy of wins and I was honoured to be sharing a room with them all.
1st place Handmade excellence – from a panel of 3 judges.
2nd place Product, people’s choice award – Thank you so much to all that voted
3rd place in Sustainability – from a panel of 3 judges
3rd place in Regional excellence – from a panel of 3 judges.
To be recognised for all of our hard work over 13 years has just made my heart sing.
Thank you to each and every one of our amazing customers.
I think this win is a win for our region, this shows that our community does support local business.
We also buy from local farmers, this is all about strengthening our local economy.
Wow what a start to the year.
For all our social media followers you will know that we have been impacted by the NSW fires, for those who don’t this is our story.
We invested the most we have ever done, with an amazing 2019, even with the drought and 3 failed crops.With 12 years in business, well supported with articles in ABC earthgarden mag, tv interviews, innovation hub award we were set to rocket in 2020 with every day in January devoted to a pop up shop or market’s from mallacoota to bermi with the hope of finally getting ahead…..and than the fires hit, all market’s cancelled, our income lost.
The first one b4 new years we were to late to leave, we had to bunker down, it was 3km away,
our farm survived.
In the next week we were hunting for fuel and food as panic set in with 10s of thousands of tourist up and down the coast, all roads out were blocked.
When it was safe all tourist were evacuated, all roads available out were at a snail pace for days.
A meeting we had in our small rural town, full to the brim the news was grim.
“There will be no help, there will be no planes, it will be just us, the danger is high, stay and you will die”
Our animals we had to leave, as prepared to stay we were, we had to flee. Then the sky turned orange than day to night, the fire spread quickly through the night, a 60km monster devoured our state from the Vic border to nethercote in one night.
Our property survived, back we went again to prepare, all week again we racked and mowed we taped our windows and moved our stock, exhausted for 2 weeks we have fought.
To the ground I fell with tears as I read, once more you must flee, the monster is awake once more.
Of the millions donated we still had no help, again we were told no one will come! Our town is without fuel, on the craziest night of all, the fire trucks here had to siphon fuel from a willing local.
We are in our safe house kindly donated in pambula, as I sit I not only worry of my farm and my friends, my hubby is up there to voluntary fire fight to save the town.
All I ask is one simple thing, to support rural business in any way you can, the money DONATED is really good, where it is going I cannot say, its certainty not in our small town.
Our bega mayor is a amazing lady she listens to us and is trying to help.
I haven’t had time to listen to the news, the ABC local fire station, fire apps and facebook updates are all I have done.
As we wait this monster out, 2morrow is another D day, Catastrophic it is labeled, a state emergency it is, will our farm be there, I worry if not will the insurance pay, all I know not.
That night we spent it down the beach, our fire clothes on and dogs on a leash, exhaustion is now greater than fear, its all to normal to be fleeing again, face masks and fire blankets are always on hand.
our farm survived that catastrophic day.
Back we went, we worked some more, working bees to cut dead drought trees out, smoke so thick every day, older livestock died out there, no fresh air to hard to breath.
No school holidays fun, 3 days at home than evacuation notice again, and again, UNTIL……
1st of FEBRUARY 2020
Saturday night we knew would come, our fire chief warned us well.
We packed and moved and raked and cleared and watered and prepared all month, 7 evacuations, 2 near misses and than the one that got us.
Our product, ingredients and house hold treasures, our 50 some animals, all in 5 days, to safety so far away, we were helped by friends so dear to my heart.
It came with force, so dangerous and
fast, poor gregg wasn’t allowed to stay and fight for his own farm.
A volunteer fire fighter he is, all week he has fought along side his fellow volunteers, other peoples places he defended and saved while he knew ours was left to burn. A police road block, no one was left to defend their farm up our mountain it was far to dangerous to stay.
To dangerous to go to our farm until the wee hours of the night he saw from the truck, through thick smoke and flames, the headlights and ash, with tears in his eyes he could not even breath “how the hell is that still there” he said to his mates. there in thick smoke our dear house standing proud, made out of straw and clay with our bear hands.
For the fate of the rest of our farm we did not know as trees were down, than finally we were allowed to go and see.
To our permaculture farm we went in the morning, the drive through our once lush furned forrest was black and charcoal, so hot it burnt nothing was left, i wasn’t prepared for that.
With a very heavy heart i must say first my beloved garden now is burnt beyond repair, our fruit trees and herbs so
Though what a relief as we turned the corner, my lab standing there so tall and so proud, all our buildings cannot believe are still there, a little battle scarred here and there, but there they are, we cant believe our eyes.me burnt to the ground.
Our neighbours aren’t as lucky as us, all is lost all up the hill, only 2 stand still, all the rest are gone, so hot it burnt not a shrub in sight. So many homes and farms are lost all around us, so much loss and sadness, i neighbour in hospital, so much to heal.
What a month its been, 7 evacuations, 2 near misses and one that got us, exhausted we are, now we must heel, so much work to be done, our lives are upside down, we don’t know where to start, but i do know we will.
Wow we have had pearler of a year, so much media we can hardly keep up, so in a nut shell
An article in
Pip magazine – fantastic Permaculture mag https://www.pipmagazine.com.au/
South coast mag with a fantastic 6 page spread – https://www.southcoaststyle.com.au/?s=saarinen+organics
The nude horse – https://thenudehorse.com.au/
Pambula comunity radio
to come Iacelerate TV
Wow what a year, so grateful xx
Wow, what an amazing 4 months we have had.
Gregg and I were lucky enough to be accepted into the iAccelerate program that is run by the University of Wollongong through the Bega Valley Innovation Hub.
Only 7 businesses were accepted into the program so we were over the moon. It was a very intensive business course, we were overwhelmed most of the time though with support we got a lot out of it.
At the end of the course we all had to pitch our business plan to a panel of university judges and the Mayor of Bega.
It was a great honour to have been named the winners of an innovative business for the Bega Valley. WOOHOO! We also took out second place in people’s choice.
We are so humbled and now opportunities are flying in the door as we start to develop our business plan that involves many new and exciting things.
Stay tuned as we start to roll them out and we will let you all know.
Sea change meets tree change.
Click on the link below to view our lovely video together.
Kay Saarinen and Jo Lane are playing with seaweed and it’s paying off for both of them.
The two women have formed a business partnership based on the principles of permaculture:
local, sustainable, and natural.
Kay is the founder and creator of Saarinen Organics, a skincare range that uses organic Australian
ingredients and Jo is a marine biologist who owns and runs Sea Health Products, a business that
turns wild-harvested Golden Kelp into nutraceuticals.
Jo’s seaweed story began when she processed a fisheries permit for Scott Long, the son of Betty
Long, the woman who pioneered the Australian seaweed industry. It piqued Jo’s interest and when
Scott put the business up for sale, she took the plunge and bought it.
That was four years ago. Today she harvests kelp, washes it in rainwater, dries it in the sun on
racks, and then turns it into powder or granules that can be added to smoothies, salads and taken
as a dietary supplement. She has recently started experimenting with smoked seafood flakes
that have more flavour than her standard product.
Having recently won a Churchill Fellowship, Jo is about to travel to Korea for the International
Seaweed Symposium where she will visit some of the largest seaweed farms in the world. Her
plan is to learn more about ocean farming so that she can look at implementing these aquaculture
techniques in Australia. She is currently testing seaweed propagation methods with the help of the
The benefits of farming seaweed are not just about ensuring a reliable supply of kelp for her
business. Thriving kelp forests improve ocean health, biodiversity, and also create a carbon
When asked what the nutritional benefits of eating seaweed are, Jo says, “Seaweed is like a
natural multivitamin and contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as
iodine that helps regulate the thyroid.”
Sea Health Products sponsors, Jack Hewish, Australian Enduro National mountain bike
champion, who uses it for muscle recovery while some of her other customers use it to treat their
arthritis and thyroid issues.
Seaweed has been used therapeutically for centuries in both Asia and Europe. Jo says there are
spas in Ireland where people bathe with seaweed.
“It’s said to be anti-ageing, antioxidant, and anti-cellulite,” she says.
The benefits don’t stop there, though.
Kay has started using Jo’s seaweed products in her skincare range. She uses the powder in a face
mask, makes a tincture from the raw product that she adds to her day cream, and uses the
granules in the coffee scrub.
Kay says that seaweed is moisturising, nourishing and has a high silica content that boosts
collagen production in the skin.
Because Kay’s products use the whole plant, they are less reactive with the skin than products that
use seaweed extracts.
Kay says that she loves working with Jo because she’s a scientist.
“I know that her information is good. She knows everything about her product—how to harvest,
when to harvest, what to harvest—her expertise guarantees the quality of the product,” she says.
“It’s a great partnership because we both have science behind us and we both believe in helping
people live healthy, sustainable lives,” says Kay.
NIGHT and DAY CREAM AND HEAT
Hello to our lovely customers, we do all we can to ensure our creams are kept in our cool room and also in cooling systems while traveling and at the markets.
Though with unbearable heat waves across Australia we understand that homes will be incredibly hotter than usual so we would like to offer that if any of our most volatile 2 creams, our night and day which are preservative free, if they just don’t seem right we will happily replace them, as we are well supported we want to support you to xx
Please message me if you have any questions and also your details so i can pop one in the post for you free xx
What a great program with many small rural stories out there, the story box got handed around the community for our chance to have a little chat.
When it was our turn it was 5:45 in the morning and I was thrown a bit on this one, my goodness, Trump was elected the night before and I wasn’t ready for that question!!!! lol
Thank you ABC for this.
Thank you to all the wonderful new people i met at the Melbourne Super-show. We had a competition running for the 3 days, all you had to do was pop in your email address into the competition box for your chance to win $100 worth of Saarinen organics all natural skin care.
the winner is…….. Lauren Rodgers YAY xx