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Bundaberg nurses create skincare brand

Kirri Saunders and Fiona Smith from S & S Earth Blends.

Through a shared passion for eco friendly self-care products, friends Kirri Saunders and Fiona Smith have joined forces to create skincare brand S & S Earth Blends.

The Bundaberg women said their business was environmentally conscious and featured all natural, hand-blended ingredients.

“Our brand's primary focus is creating beautiful self-care products, free from nasty chemicals and additives, that we handmake ourselves locally,” Fiona said.

“We source natural ingredients and sustainable packaging from Australian suppliers and other local businesses where possible.”

Kirri said the products were not only good for your skin and the earth but also smelled amazing, with botanical and organic ingredients infused with essential oils.

“We’ve created some gentle and nourishing bath melts, face masks and lip balms and are progressively rolling these out via our Instagram as we perfect our recipes and packaging,” Kirri said.

“All of our products are hand blended by us.

“We’re constantly researching and developing new ideas to bring to life for our customers to enjoy as much as we do and have some new products in the pipeline that we hope to release in the coming weeks.”

Products from S & S Earth Blends include bath melts and face masks.

S & S Earth Blends' eco-friendly focus

Kirri and Fiona said they both shared a passion for nourishing skincare and were constantly brainstorming new ways to keep their brand sustainable and eco-friendly.

“For a number of years we have been actively reducing the amount of single use plastics we produce,” Fiona said.

“We have both been working hard to make more sustainable, eco-friendly choices when it comes to our every day household items and purchases.

“This eventually lead to us researching and developing ways to make environmentally conscious decisions for our skin care and beauty products, including making our own.”

Products from S & S Earth Blends.

The new business venture isn't the first project the pair have worked on together, with Kirri and Fiona becoming friends through university in 2015.

“We've since worked together in our nursing profession and now we’re putting our creative minds together to develop our brand,” Kirri said.

“Having busy, mentally and emotionally trying jobs, we have found self-care in our down time takes priority in order to maintain healthy mental wellbeing.

“2020 was a stressful and chaotic year for everyone, so we made the decision to share our little self-indulgent treats to help others unwind and enjoy taking time to themselves, in a healthy and affordable way.”

S & S Earth Blends was established in January this year and although still a new brand, Kirri and Fiona said they had already received plenty of support and were working on new ideas.

“We’re working on developing a website, but for now our products and updates on new releases can be found on our Instagram,” Kirri said.

“Watch this space because there are definitely some great products to come,” Fiona added.

You can follow S & S Earth Blends on Instagram through the handle @ss_earthblends or view the Facebook page here.

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