Hi, I'm Sacha. As a kid, all I wanted to do was to make and create...
I used to make face masks and hair treatments from eggs, oats and beer, yogurt, honey and lemon - usually something I’d seen in Dolly magazine. I loved everything MESSY.
I was obsessed with tie-dyeing. The simple idea that you could tie a knot in a shirt and dip it into a bucket of colour and it would come out with a cool, funky pattern, fascinated me.
I stained walls and floors in the process and when I turned my hand to Batik Art, I melted wax into mum’s good iron. Mum gave up pretending it was ok for me to make all this mess with my craft, so I moved my keenness for creating into the kitchen.
Cooking for the family was just as messy and chaotic...
...as I moved through kitchen cupboards extracting ingredients to experiment with different textures and flavours.
It was the measuring, the tasting, more measuring and finally bringing all the elements to the table that gave me this delicious satisfaction. I was a mixer and a stirrer at heart.
You’d think I would’ve been a chef?
Nup, chef life wasn’t for me (but I still love cooking for my family and friends)
Let’s fast forward what would be many years later...
...my young teenage daughter, Peri, wants to start using fake tan.
Was she kidding? After all the natural soaps we made together? The face pastes? The strawberry skin creams? What about the citronella mozzie oil we made last summer?
But being a teenager, she insisted on wanting to wear her miniskirts with tanned legs and that was that. At the time I couldn’t find anything on the market that felt natural and safe to use. So of course, I went into potion-making mode and started the search for natural, toxin-free ingredients to make my very own formula.
A formula that would inevitably result in hours and hours of testing and trialling.
There were many conversations to be had with cosmetic chemists and suppliers to source the finest ingredients of butters, colours and oils (no orange thank-you!)
Then I measured and I mixed, and I stirred.
I trialled and tweaked, then trialled and tweaked some more.
Then finally, I had the exact measurements and the perfect formula.
Aussie Bronzewas here.
Peri, loved it. And as the word got out, the orders poured in.
I made it for Peri then and I continue making it today for a whole community of health-conscious, earth-loving folks.
Aussie Bronzewas initially created and produced in my kitchen at home.
But as the demand grew high and the mess grew higher, I enlisted help and moved the whole production with a team to a local warehouse where it’s still produced today for Aussie Bronzers like you and me.
We also now have warehousing inEngland, Canada, DenmarkandSwedento service our oh-so-jealous, global customers.
When I’m not thinking or mixing, I’m meditating or doing yoga to keep a calm mind and healthy body. My passion for ethically sourced and environmentally safe products continues to drive me and inspire the way I live.
I love to travel for new ideas and inspiration and I’m still that kid who loves to create (just a little less messy).
I believe everyone deserves a good feeling body.
Being tanned makes us feel healthy and reminds us of summer.