Kiss Ready’s founder Louella was inspired by her time working with Australian growers of chia seeds to create her range of Australian-made, handcrafted, cold-pressed chia seed oil products.
At the same time as Louella was working with the chia farming community, an internationally respected medical school looked into the efficacy of chia seed oil when used by their patients with deteriorating skin conditions. The clinical study showed that chia seed oil can help improve skin health within eight weeks of daily use.
Louella was so impressed with the nutritional, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this magical oil that she began crafting my own balms from her home in 2014. The feedback was so positive, she decided to build on her knowledge further and completed additional study on natural skincare formulation, aromatherapy and cosmetic chemistry.
Louella’s love for natural remedies started at a young age, as a girl growing up in the Philippines, surrounded by her grandmother's traditional and botanical concoctions. Her heritage shapes her craft, especially when she’s imagining the sensorial experience of her creations; for example, Kiss Ready’s body scrub is a gorgeous tropical blend of papaya, mango and citrus. The scent takes Louella back to summer holidays in her home province.
Kiss Ready’s products are still all handcrafted by Louella, always in small batches. She puts a lot of love, care and positive intention into making them, and hopes that her products encourage and inspire her customers to incorporate more moments of self-care into their everyday lives.
Find more of Louella’s work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
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