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4 AWARDS WON

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.

We won

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.

 

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Go Fund me – Bush fire eco affected business NSW

After a exhausting start to the year (see our below post) has left us about 5 years behind of where we were.

We are so proud to have created our eco permaculture farm, built by us over 18 years, with no loans at all apart from the initial purchase of our land.

Even though our home is insured our farm is not, this was a financial decision and unfortunately all that burnt was not insured ie fences, tanks, poly pipe, orchard trees, crops and orchard netting.

We have started up a go fund me page to help us get back on our feet and our orchards and fencing and irrigation all back to where it was.

When and during we would also love to have any visits from anyone to be part of or just have a look at our farm as a thank you for your help.

Please click on the link below to see our full story which will also take you to our Go Fund me page for our Bushfire affected eco business.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/fire-affected-eco-farm?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

 

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BUSH FIRE IMPACT

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.

December 2019

The first one b4 new years we were to late to leave, we had to bunker down, it was 3km away,
our farm survived.

JANUARY 2020

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.

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HYPERICUM CREAM VARIABLE now available

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Due to very popular demand we are happy to announce we are now making our Hypericum cream in 100ml and 200ml.

Most people tell us that the 150ml bottles just aren’t big enough and people also wanted a bottle for the handbag or school bag.

Our Hypericum cream we have had a huge success with people who have extremely dry skin that is so tight that it itches. We make it with a Apple cider vinegar tincture with the Hypericum, so it’s not for the faint hearted with a strong smell of Vinegar and earthy herbs with antibacterial essential oils, honey and of course our permaculture grown herbs infused in ionised water.

Click here to see the new sizes we have on offer for our Hypericum cream

Take a look at our video of what hypericum is used for (even though it is the 150ml bottle)

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CHRISSY GIFT VOUCHER with additional free shipping for the recipient.

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CHRISSY PRESSIES Last minute!!

Can’t decide what to get someone, why not a Saarinen Organics Gift voucher.

We are doing chrissy gift vouchers as a digital version with a coupon code that the recipient can put into our website to redeem there gift of their choice.

So simple, we will send you through a digital voucher with the coupon code on it, for you to print at your leisure and give your gift easily without waiting for snail mail to deliver a hard copy.

And i will also add to the voucher on top of your designated amount free shipping for the recipient.

All you need to do is send me your email address and i will send out a paypal invoice,

Pop me through an email to kay@saarinenorganics.com

So easy, stress free xx

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Free shipping from now till chrissy

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We would like to thank all our wonderful customers and give back a gift to you.

FREE SHIPPING

from now till Christmas

We know this time of year can be expensive and we are so well supported that we would like to give a little back.

If you are  thinking of giving a Saarinen Organics pressie to Mum, Dad, Nan or Pop or even a teenager, we have something for everyone, with great bundles and save upto 10% with the further discount of free shipping.

Some wonderful Eco, Sustainable Aussie made Chrissy ideas

Mum deserves a little time out after the hectic festive season with our
Revitalising mineral mask bundle.

Dad or any other member who has a terrible time with itchy dry skin, give them some relief with
our Itchy skin treatment bundle.

Nan would love a hand and body cream with relaxing rosalina essential oil.

Pops sore hip would love a Heat rub that actually works.

Teenagers a Pimples pack, to help rid of pimples over the school holidays.

WE ARE SO WELL SUPPORTED AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR LOVELY CUSTOMERS VERY MUCH

LOVE TO YOU ALL

XX KAY

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Natural (Anti) Aging Facts

It’s a fight to the bitter end! A fight that, fair to say, all of us will face in our lifetime. The fight against aging skin.

I’ve spent a great deal of time researching herbal skin care that works. I mean actually works. What kept popping up throughout my independent research was that, once we turn 35, our body starts to reduce the oil called SEBUM. And, if you thought age 35 was just the beginning, the early stages, then close your eyes. Because the process of reducing sebum oil can happen so quickly, that these oils have completely dried up by age 40.

So, what are we missing?

Sebum keeps fine lines at bay. A natural skin care if you will. It’s the best kind of face treatment. Research has discovered natural whole plant oils that replicate Sebum oil include Jojoba, Vitamin E, Olive Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Of course they need to be sourced from certified organic or chemical-free growers and extracted under strict guidelines to preserve the Sebum oil.

So what else can we do?

Our Night cream, day cream and also eye cream and nourishing serum all have the above oils in them, they are vital for a natural defense against the signs of aging. Naturally we are excreting sebum oils all day, so it is imperative to ensure you replicate the natural process. Also our scrub has Jojoba wax beads that are strong enough to clean the pores out though than they melt and moisturize for it is also important to clean the skin and remove excess oils and dirt.

A natural skin care regime will leave you skin feeling and looking more youthful, slowing down the signs of ageing and premature aging, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.

If you’re going to fight the natural effects of aging, best to fight the nature with nature and replenish what you’ve lost, the natural way.