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Passion & Purpose

It was our Passion to create a eco sustainable lifestyle

It than became our Purpose to create an eco sustainable income.

Hello & Welcome 

My name is Kay Saarinen and with my Hubby Gregg we founded Saarinen organics 15 years ago.

Our story started well over 20 years ago when we quit our professions, me as a chef & Gregg as carpenter, we landed here on our beautiful six acres of land in Wyndham, in the mountains of the Sapphire coast NSW

After getting our whole property certified organic, we started growing and selling organic veggies. We planted fruit, nut and berry trees & milked goats. It was a big job but it wasn’t a sustainable income (we certainly don’t pay enough for organic veggies), so we pushed on in our search.

I was studying herb culture in addition to the horticulture and permaculture courses under my belt as we decided to work towards selling medicinal and culinary herbs. As part of my studies, there was an assignment where I had to value-add a horticultural product. At the time, my main crop was calendula flowers so I decided to make calendula ointment. I got an A, YAY! Not long after that, our beautiful baby girl Gemma arrived.

Six months later, she had eczema down her neck. As I left the doctor’s office with a cortisone prescription I thought what am I doing? I have been studying calendula and I have made the ointment, I’ve got this! So I decided to try it on her (not tested on animals, tested on babies!). It worked. It wasn’t a cure—as it turned out to be caused by wheat—but the ointment helped with the tight dry skin and gave her protection.

I found that I enjoyed making the calendula ointment and as there were many herbs in my garden, I wanted to make products from other herbs too. I decided to start a naturopathy course, studying all the skin element subjects I could find. I was also lucky enough to have a mentor who handed down recipes that were nine generations old. That was the true beginning of Saarinen Organics.

My very first market stall was 10 years ago at Nethercote with five products. Now 10 years down the track, I have a purpose-built lab, 37 products, a thriving permaculture farm and we are self-sufficient with our income, food, power, water and straw bale house.

As I type this, I cannot believe we have made it! I would be lying if I said it was easy (it wasn’t). There were many times when we felt overwhelmed and defeated by natural disasters, failed crops, and exhaustion, but we have done it (and we’re still married—LOL).

We haven’t finished though.

Another turning point was people wanting to pay to have tours here. Gregg and I both thought we were years away from that. Now others can come and appreciate our hard work. Sometimes Gregg and I just see what needs to be done. Now we proudly stand before tour groups and tell our story and show people around. Happy dance!

We would love to share our permaculture systems so we have started keeping video logs and putting them on our Youtube channel and Facebook page, so do pop over and have a look. They are a bit raw but we are happy to give away our secrets to a successful permaculture life.

Getting back to Saarinen Organics and skincare, we have decided to source as many local ingredients as we can. As farmers ourselves, we know how important it is to be supported locally so we have endeavoured to source what we can locally. I must say the quality is fantastic with local low heated beeswax and honey (can’t find better), Mt Darragh lavender, local echinacea, olive oil, and chilli.  For the ingredients we can’t source locally, we buy certified Australian organics.

We make all our bases here in my lab from scratch. Yes, that’s right, from scratch! That is unique in itself. I also make all of our fresh herbal infusions, herbal apple cider vinegar tinctures, and extracts from herbs we grow right here on the farm.

Our motto is to help you glow naturally.

We don’t make claims of wrinkle-free products. We’re about clean, healthy, fresh-looking skin.

That’s it in a nutshell. Thank you for taking the time to read this and also for supporting our eco-friendly, sustainable, all-natural skincare.

Saarinen Organics —all-natural skincare.

Helping you glow naturally,

Kay Saarinen x

NO Mineral Oil

NO Silicones

NO Propylene Glycol


NO Fragrance


NO Petrolatum / Paraffin Wax

NO Parabens

NO Ethanolamines


NO Synthetic Dye

NO Phthalates

NO Synthetic Retinol

NO Animal Testing

NO Nature Identic

You’ve probably heard how important a healthy skincare routine is many times. This news always came from the more prominent companies, the companies with a voice. Now, the smaller companies have prominent voices. Organic skincare brands have taken the world by storm. So why is organic skincare so important?

Non-organic products may contain extremely harmful chemicals. These associated chemicals have revealed several concerning issues such as hormone imbalances, skin irritation, and organ toxicity. Many brands have improved their chemical use; however, it’s still not enough.Organic face products are non-allergic. Most allergic reactions to products result from the chemicals used; however, the only allergic response to organic products is from natural allergens such as peanuts or strawberries.Organic skincare products are cruelty-free. Our permaculture farm is a certified organic farm, which means no animal testing is involved in our process, no harsh or artificial chemicals, just pure goodness.Organic products are better for the skin. With ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, and aloe vera, you will benefit from the natural smoothing properties your skincare range will offer.

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