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#MOTHERMUSE: Olivia Kaplan

#MOTHERMUSE: Olivia Kaplan

Meet Olivia Kaplan, a NSW based holistic nutritionist.  You might have seen her pop up on socials before, she is queen when it comes to making delicious sugar free treats! However her philosophy to nutrition and cooking goes much deeper than what’s  on our plate. 
#MOTHERMUSE: Ambra Maddalena

#MOTHERMUSE: Ambra Maddalena

Introducing our next #MOTHERMUSE for our Start Up Series. Meet Ambra the stylish founder of Ambra Maddalena, a Perth based clothing brand that started in 2017 and is now successfully recognised globally. ⁠ You can read all about her journey and how she sets herself up for daily success in the interview.   
#MOTHERMUSE: Emily Perrett

#MOTHERMUSE: Emily Perrett

Do you Love Makeup and Hate Plastic? Well we have a solution for you!  Introducing Emily Perrett, The Founder / CEO of Flavedo & Albedo. A vibrant, wearable, high performance makeup brand with completely plastic free packaging.  It’s MOTHER’s go to make up brand - the formulas are long lasting and they have a fun range of shades. We chat to Emily about her mission of creating a completely plastic free makeup brand. Tell us about Flavedo & Albedo and the catalyst behind starting it?The beauty industry produces 120 billions units of plastic packaging each and every year. And even with...
#MOTHERMUSE: Elise Barlow

#MOTHERMUSE: Elise Barlow

Meet Elise Barlow the founder of The Movement Society. An online Pilates platform that brings a unique method of Mat Pilates to women all around the world. We chatted to Elise on how she made her dream of creating an online offering a reality.You can read all about her inspiring journey here
#MOTHERMUSE: Francesca

#MOTHERMUSE: Francesca

Meet Francesca AKA the sleep baby God! Fran is a Infant and baby sleep specialist as well as a certified NICU nurse. She has a real passion caring for babies beyond the hospital ward which ultimately led her to starting her own business. We chat to her on all things babies and the start up journey for mothers. 
#MOTHERMUSE: Stephanie Schalken

#MOTHERMUSE: Stephanie Schalken

Introducing Stephanie Schalken the female founder of MAARKS ,a lipstick brand that celebrates individuality, feminine beauty & empowerment. Who better to interview for our MOTHER MUSE Start Up Series. Words of Wisdom for beauty creatives this way. 
#MOTHERMUSE: Saya McDermott

#MOTHERMUSE: Saya McDermott

Introducing our next #MOTHERMUSE series. A collection of interviews with inspiring Australian female founders.The perfect series to allow you to gain insight into the ‘entrepreneur’ life and all the ups and downs that come with it. If you have ever wanted to start your own business - this series is made for you!
What does “Skincare” mean to MOTHER SPF?

What does “Skincare” mean to MOTHER SPF?

It’s about caring for the skin. Caring is not adding 80 ingredients at a time in one application, followed by the rest of your ‘10 step skincare routine” that also can contain another 80 ingredients in each single application.  The way MOTHER SPF see’s it - if any ingredient that does not directly impact the well-being of the skin, it doesn’t belong in skincare.
MOTHER MANUAL: Cleaning Products

MOTHER MANUAL: Cleaning Products

There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house right?  Well there is something better - it's doing it all with green cleaning products that don't compromise on your families health, the environment or the health of your skin. Read up on our Fav's! 
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Shellie Pearson

MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Shellie Pearson

Meet Shellie Pearson, proud owner of Asthetique Skin Care clinic in Victoria.  Shellie has 20+ years experience in the skin industry and over this time has noticed her clients require more than just skincare and internal supplements to correct their skin issues. This is why she started to incorporate energy healing (Reiki) into her facials.
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Dr. Jaime O’Sullivan

MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Dr. Jaime O’Sullivan

Meet Dr. Jaime O’Sullivan. A Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a genius on all things fertility, vitality and anti-ageing. I have personally been seeing Jaime for a few years and I can honestly tell you - do not underestimate the power of needles (acupuncture) and a daily cup of Chinese herbs in helping calm your nervous system and helping you get your hormones back on track!
MOTHER MANUAL: Body Lotion

MOTHER MANUAL: Body Lotion

SIMPLY PUT: Your body deserves the same amount of love as your face.Through your pores, your skin can absorb up to 80% of what you apply and of course your body has a much larger surface area than your face. Luckily we now have so many good body lotion options available that are clean, sustainable and most importantly - hydrate our skin!
MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Meg Sanderson

MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: Meg Sanderson

Welcome to the MOTHER MINDFULNESS SERIES: A series of Q&A’s with various experts that goes beyond topical products (and internal products) and instead focuses on the indirect influences of skin health. Meet our first guest, Meg Sanderson from School of Breath. Meg is a trained breathwork teacher and has created the most amazing platform for anyone interested in breathwork.
MOTHER MANUAL: Toothpaste

MOTHER MANUAL: Toothpaste

Brushing your teeth - A task you do morning & night.... a task that involves a high chance of you accidentally swallowing it (ops)..... and a task our parents force us to do from a young age - despite our best efforts of convincing them "I already brushed my teeth" Toothpaste might just be the most important thing to go clean with after all!  
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alexandra Meek

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alexandra Meek

Meet Alexandra Meek , the founder of online store Maruko Beauty. Alex was diagnosed with Lyme disease when she was 22 years old and left with never-ending fatigue and brain fog to the point that she couldn’t even watch TV.  You can read about why it was necessary to switch to clean beauty during this time here. 
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Taylor Davis

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Taylor Davis

Meet Taylor Davis, The Owner of Femme .Taylor grew up in a family that always embraced holistic approaches to health & wellness. So it was interesting getting her take on 'clean' beauty.  Read her view on the so called 'trend' here. 
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Nicole Manning

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Nicole Manning

Meet Nicole Manning, the Co-founder of FENN, a luxe skin boutique in Sydney.  You can read on about the current clean beauty brands she is really loving here.      
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carla-King Turner

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carla-King Turner

Meet Carla-King Turner the founder of online clean beauty store, Mooi + U Beauty. You can read about her fav performance driven clean beauty brands here  
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carol Ahmed

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Carol Ahmed

Meet Carol Ahmed, the new director of ONDA Beauty. How did she go from working in finance to now working at one of our fav clean beauty stores? You can find out here   
What’s the best way to remove MOTHER SPF?

What’s the best way to remove MOTHER SPF?

With a 4 hours water resistant rating - no wonder MOTHER needs a helper when it comes to washing her off. That helper being Sante by ENJO, a super soft, reusable cleansing wipe.  Find out the best way to use Sante + MOTHER SPF here  
CLEAN BEAUTY SERIES: Tandia Walsh

CLEAN BEAUTY SERIES: Tandia Walsh

What's my take on clean beauty? - a phrase or name that's just as bad as calling your child apple..... But if you look past the green washing - it serves a much greater purpose. To me, it’s about a brand being conscious, transparent and putting the consumers' health and the environment ahead of profits. Not only are the ingredients safe to human health and the environment but greater thought is given to how these ingredients are harvested - are pesticides involved? are there traces of palm oil resulting in deforestation? and how is the formula packaged? is the packaging...
CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alex Wilson

CLEAN BEAUTY HERO: Alex Wilson

Clean beauty has many definitions depending on who you talk to and confusion arises because there is no governing body that has actually defined the term ‘clean’. In order to clear up the confusion and give us a prettier picture, we have interviewed our favourite clean beauty heroes on what clean beauty means to them and why they are happy it’s here to stay.  Welcome Alex Wilson, the founder of clean beauty retailer Heartwood, Perth. A Sandalwood sanctuary, that leaves you on the verge of tears when you have a runny blocked nose and miss out on the most exquisite smells that...
Beauty Through The Ages

Beauty Through The Ages

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery to hide the fact that we haven’t slept well in years and re-injecting our own blood to create the infamous “vampire facial” because Kimmy K did it, so why wouldn’t we? These things all seem, well, rational to us now. But will future generations think so? Instead of letting history repeat itself (just with different tools and ingredients), maybe we can learn a few things from past beauty rituals. 
MOTHER’s Ingredient PSA

MOTHER’s Ingredient PSA

Asking for a friend, but how often do you think about where your ingredients are coming from? We’re betting not much, because this was never something front-of-mind for us, either.  That is, until we realised how seriously important the origin of your ingredients are! For your skin sake and the plant (Obvi). Thankfully (for you) we’ve put together some of the things to look for to make sure your ingredients play nice with the planet and your skin goals.