The Natural Alternative to Botox

posted 2014 Nov by Sabrina J Parr

Acmella Oleracea extract is considered a natural alternative to Botox, and is extracted from a plant called Acmella Oleracea.

Applied to the skin it reduces muscle tension meaning that if you are using it on wrinkles they soften and relax making them less visible!

In a clinical study, 75% of patients immediately realized the smoothing effect of Acmella Oleracea, noticing results the day after the first application. 

Look for products that contain this natural botox ingredient such as Human and Kind Anti Aging Cream which can be used as an eye cream, wrinkle cream and everyday moisturizer! 


How to Prep Your Skin For Summer

posted 2014 Nov by Sabrina J Parr

With the weather heating up your summer wardrobe is about to come out of hibernation. That is why it is important to start establishing a routine to get your skin smooth and summer ready!


It's time to say bye-bye to the winter fuzz and hello silky smooth legs. I personally go for the easy approach and just shave but a lot of people prefer the longer lasting results of a wax. You can make your own natural hair removal wax with a few simple ingredients.


Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, remove ingrown hairs and smooth out the skin. Give your skin a good scrub every few days which will also help reduce toxin build up that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.


If you want smooth soft skin you have to moisturise. If your skin needs a little love after the harsh affects of winter go for something super nourishing like Acure Ultra Hydrating Body Lotion. If you are concerned about cellulite look for a targeted treatment body lotion like Acure Firming Body Lotion or Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion.


Nothing says summer like a golden glow! Opt for a natural fake tan that will moisturise your skin at the same time. My favorite brand is Eco Tan.


Is Maple Water the next Coconut Water?

posted 2014 Nov by Sabrina J Parr

What is Maple Water?

Maple Water is the sap that comes straight from maple trees. It is a natural hydration that boasts a subtle hint of maple flavor.

What is so great about Maple Water?

Maple Water contains 46 naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, antioxidants and prebiotics. It has half the sugar of coconut water, and is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan. 

What are the benefits of Maple Water?

Maple Water is rich in manganese which has anti-inflammatory benefits and also cleans up damaging free radicals In the body which helps slow down the ageing process. Maple Water contains more manganese than one cup of kale!

Where can i purchase?

I found Seva Maple Water at Aboutlife.

THE most talked-about skincare line from Ireland has arrived! Save 10% to celebrate!

posted 2014 Nov by Sabrina J Parr

I absolutely adore the new Human and Kind natural skincare range of products that have just arrived at Flora Organica.

Save 10% with the codeword sealedwithakiss.Expires 1st December 2014

Created for women everywhere who are tired of wasting time and money on unnecessary beauty products. Human + Kind is a new ethos in skincare for today’s time pressed women – simple, all natural, dependable beauty products that multi task as much as you do.

Here are my must haves from the range!

BB Cream - Light to Medium $39

This BB cream provides sensitive, combination and oily skin with the perfect blend of moisture and a beautiful sheer colour to help even out skin tone. It contains skin loving ingredients such as:

Aloe Vera soothes the skin, reduces redness and provides hydrtation

Millet Seed Extract contains Vitamin A and E and skin soothing amino acids which make is a powerful antioxidant ingredient

Jojoba Oil softens the skin and helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles

Shop Human and Kind BB Cream

Shampoo + Body Wash - All Hair Types $22

This delicious grapefruit scented wash has been formulated with ingredients suited for both the hair and the body. It contains skin loving ingredients such as:

Aloe Vera soothes the skin, reduces redness and provides hydrtation

Oat Kernal Oil is rich in Omega 6 & 9 and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties. It also improves hair condition and manageability.

Chamomile Flower Extract helps renew the skin whilst having a soothing affect on the skin and scalp. It helps promote hair growth and leave the hair feeling moisturised

Shop Human and Kind Shampoo and Body Wash or see the whole Human and Kind Haircare range 

Facial Cleanser + Cloth $24

This beautiful facial cleanser and cloth delivers exceptionally soft and completely clean skin. Its creamy formulation moistusies and replenishes the skin of its natural oils and softens the and reduces the appearances of fine lines.

It comes with a FREE super soft facial cloth that helps to gently exfoliate dead skin cells revealing radiant skin. The cloth is reuseable and machine washable. It contains skin loving ingredients such as:

Marigold Oil has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and helps treat skin conditions such as acne and eczema

Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids making is especially suited for mature or sun damaged skin.

Cocoa Seed Butter has excellent moisturising properties and is used to keep the skin soft, especially for dry skin.

Shop Human and Kind Facial Cleanser and Cloth 

Additional Human and Kind Facial Cloths can also be purchased

Face, Body and Hair Oil $24

A super-charged, multi tasking body oil, specially formulated to hydrate, tone, and rejuvenate dry or lacklustre skin, making it instantly soft and luminous. With it's high Vitamin E content It works extremely well on stretch marks and scars. This miracle worker contains skin loving ingredients such as:

Wheat Germ Oil is rich in essential fatty acids that helps keep skin cells healthy. It is a natural source of Vitamin E.

Soya Oil helps stimulate collagen production and elasticity in the skin

Jojoba Oil softens the skin and helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles 

Shop Human and Kind Body Oil

Shop the whole range HUMAN AND KIND

Gwyneth Paltrow is obsessed with this product!

posted 2014 Nov by Sabrina J Parr

It is not often that i come across a product that i can genuinely say is a game changer. Well this product most certainly makes the cut!

If you have visited Gwyneth Paltrows Goop website you will surely have seen her talk about this product being one of her favorite body lotions and she used it on set of Iron Man.

Prtty Peaushun was developed by Celebrity Makeup Artist Bethany Karlyn because she couldn't find a product that would help smooth out the skin tone of models on photoshoots!

Celeb fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Anderson and Cameron Diaz to name just a few!

Made from subtle light-reflecting particles in a natural emollient base, PRTTY PEASHUN (pronounced pretty potion) gives skin a gorgeous, flattering glow. A shimmering radiance not only conceals minor imperfections, it also enhances your natural tone and definition to create a sexy, slimmer silhouette.

Infused with an innovative blend of natural plant extracts to lift, firm, tighten and diminish the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and varicose veins, as well as minimising bruising and even sore muscles after a long workout! 

Purchase Prtty Peaushun in Australia at Flora Organica!

6 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Hair From the Sun

posted 2014 Oct by Sabrina J Parr

I got back from Bali a week ago and my hair was absolutely fried! We have become used to being so diligent at protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun but we most often forget about our poor hair!!

I stumbled across a brilliant little article at Urban Bush Babes of 5 natural ways to protect your hair from the sun. Here is the low down:

Moisture, Moisture and Moisture

 The sun breaks down the hair’s protein (Keratin) therefore keeping hair well moisturized and placing conditioner in your hair without rinsing it out or a leave in will keep damage at a minimum or at a bay. Go for a leave in conditioner such as Acure Argan Oil Leave in Conditioner

Hats Galore

By wearing hats when you plan to be out and about or lounging for long extended periods of time in the sun can be a great vice to combat the sun especially wide-brim hats which would provide a full coverage of protection.

UV Protection

The golden ticket to prevent oxidation is to assimilate a barrier of protection therefore the same sunscreen you use to protect your skin can also be used as protection for your strands. I would recommend using an SPF of 25 and diluting the UV protection with water. An easy travel tip is to mix 3 teaspoons of UV protection with a cup and a ½ of water and place in a spray bottle and shake. This way if you need to reapply the water bottle comes in handy.

I just started stocking a range of natural sunscreens but for this tip i would suggest Eco Tan Natural Coconut Sunscreen as it has a gorgeous coconut smell that will have your locks smelling lush!

Stay away from Peroxide, alcohol and lemon based products

 Peroxide, alcohol and lemon based products will cause your strands to dry out at a much faster rate and trigger or aid in the oxidation of your strands at higher levels.

Updo or Wrap it Up

 Protecting those strands by wearing a headwrap or updo style such as a bun can prevent major damage from the sun. Remember the ends of your hair are the oldest and weakest part of your strand which are more susceptible to the process of oxidation so don’t give the sun and excuse tuck your hair away.

Get an awesome organic hair repair oil or mask

Don't forget to give your hair some extra love when you come home from holidays with a leave in hair mask. I'm currently loving Hairbliss Organic Repair Hair Oil which i would recommend you leave on for at least 1 hour to really get those locks hydrated!

*tips corteousy of Urban Bush Babes

4 ways Probiotics can improve your skin

posted 2014 Oct by Sabrina J Parr

1. Smooth Dry Skin

Look for probiotics in a cream such as Acure Argan Oil + Probiotic Sensitive Skin Cream to give the active cultures a full 8 hours to do their dirty work.The probiotic technology helps your skin retain the moisture it has while natural moisturising ingredients feed your skin restorative antioxidants that combat fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Minimize redness or rosacea

Facial redness is caused by inflammation, which makes your blood vessels visible at the skin's surface. Products with probiotics such as Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Argan Oil + Probiotics can calm, soothe, and strengthen the skin's barrier to lessen redness over time. 

3. Fix fine lines and dullness

Probiotics  can stimulate your skin to produce its own anti-aging ingredients—including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants

4. Calm stressed-out skin

Probiotics boost your skin's natural defenses against environmental damage while calming down seriously stressed skin 

To view the full Acure Organics range click HERE

Probiotic Supplements

Taking a supplement is another great way of getting the benefits of Probiotics. I highly recommend Glow Inner Beauty Powder from The Beauty Chef as it is a natural blend of fermented superfoods and choc full of skin loving probiotics.



5 Things i'm loving right a discount code!

posted 2014 Oct by Sabrina J Parr

Save 10% off my favorite flora organica stocked products mentioned in this post with the codeword myfave5 till the 8th November!

Hairbliss Repair Oil

I can't stop raving about this product! I tend to have oily roots and dry ends, i'm also very impatient in the shower so i never really leave a hair mask on for long enough to really do me any good. What i love about Hairbliss Repair Oil is you pop it on dry hair, leave for 30 minutes and then take your shower and wash it out! It really leaves the hair feeling soft and smelling like a day spa.

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Melissa a few years back. I have watched her site flourish over the last 2 years and can honestly say she really is the real deal. She has great advice on everything from eating well to creating a life you love. She recently released an online program that will help you achieve just that. She has lots of lovely freebies like meditation mp3 and recipes. Check out her site at Melissa Ambrosini  

Eco Tan Coconut Natural Sunscreen

With summer well and truly on the way it's time to invest in a good natural SPF! I say it over and over again you should absolutely wear an SPF on your face everyday to reduce the signs of premature aging. Eco Tan has just released their Coconut Natural Sunscreen and i'm slightly obsessed with it. It has a slight tint so goes on skin toned rather than white, isn't greasy so it won't clog your pores and smells tropical divine.

Alkaline Water

Doesn't matter if you are using amazing skincare products, if you want glowing radiant skin you need to be HYDRATED! I always go for an Alkaline water as it helps to balance your body’s pH and is a great source of antioxidants. It can literally take years off your face if drunk regularly and will make your skin bright and sparkly.

I recently bought a eobud alkaline water jug that filters the water and makes it alkaline so i can reduce the amount of plastic waste i generate.

Natural Toothpastes (that taste good!)

I had recently bought a toothpaste at the supermarket as it was advertised as 'natural'. It was only later that i realized that it had SLS in it (as they have two versions, one with and one without)!!! So i decided  to find a brand that i liked that was SLS and paraben free and tasted good! Dr Organic Toothpastes are just that in 2 flavors, aloe vera whitening toothepaste or pomegranate healthy gums toothpaste. There is also an aloe vera mouth wash as well which is great and all are now stocked at!




The aussie made 100% organic hair treatment you have to try!

posted 2014 Oct by Sabrina J Parr

It is exciting to see so many new up and coming Australian natural beauty brands making incredible products! A came across a wonderful little brand called Bliss Co on Instagram and after i read all the rave reviews i just had to try it myself.

I got in touch with the gorgeous Emily-Rose (even her name is gorgeous) and got to talking to her about her little company and the products she makes. A whole lot of dedication and love had gone into them!

So i tested the Hairbliss Repair Oil and was so impressed i had to have it in my store! Here are the reasons i loved it!

1) You put it on BEFORE you get in the shower! Saves so much time in the shower!

2) It smells ssssoooooooo good. It's like giving yourself a floral/herbal spa treatment in your own home

3) My hair felt incredible afterwards. I know it repaired my hair as the next day when i woke up my hair was straight and soft as opposed to the usual birds nest i have.

You can purchase or read more about Hairbliss Repair Oil here 



A note about shipping this week

posted 2014 Oct by Sabrina J Parr

Hi Beautiful!

Just a small note to say i'm going to one of my favorite places in the world for a week, Bali!!!! So all orders placed from the 12th October till the 17th October will be posted on the 19th October.

To make up for the delay all orders placed during this time will receive FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING!




posted 2014 Aug by Sabrina J Parr


The Beauty Chef Product Guide - Which Powder is right for me?

posted 2014 Aug by Flora Organica


The Beauty Chef offers three nutrient-dense powders for glowing skin, whole-body detoxification and daily body support for healthy eating and weight loss. The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Powders can be taken in water, non-dairy or dairy milk, juice or added to your favourite smoothie. Click here to download more information.



  • Full of skin-protective anti-oxidants.
  • Contains pre- and probiotics to support skin and digestive health.
  • Rich in skin-loving minerals that have been supercharged for increased bio-availability via our unique fermentation process.
  • Rich in bio-available skin-supporting nutrients.



  • Supports digestive function.
  • Is a gentle but effective skin detoxification programme that may help skin conditions.
  • Rich in alkalising green superfoods and herbs that support liver detoxification and whole-body elimination, boosted through our unique fermentation process.



  • Rich in hypoallergenic, bio-available vegetarian protein.
  • A great tasting nutrient-dense chocolatey snack and meal supplement that keeps you satisfied for hours.
  • Contains probiotics and other ingredients to support a healthy weight range.
  • A powerful nutrition and immune booster to help bring your body back into balance.

Alkaline Water For Healthy Skin

posted 2014 Aug by Sabrina J Parr

What is Alkaline Water

Alkaline Water is water that has a pH greater than 7.

Why Should i drink Alkaline Water

Most of us are far too acidic because of the foods we eat and the toxins we are exposed to in our environment. Alkaline Water helps to make your body less acidic by eliminating toxins from your system.

How Alkaline Water is Good for your skin

Alkaline Water is an antioxidant that can help reduce premature aging and aide in weight loss. People who suffer from acne and other skin conditions may see an improvement from drinking 3-4 glasses a day as it helps to eliminate toxins from your body that can contribute to breakouts.

Where can i buy Alkaline Water?

You can usually buy Alkaline water at your local health food store. About Life and Woolworths stock a really good brand called Alkalife . The other brand i like is Blk which contains fulvic trace minerals. It's not easy to find but i know you can order it from here



The Clarasonic Alternative That will only cost you $10!

posted 2014 Aug by Sabrina J Parr

I have read so manly positive reviews about Clarasonic it seems like a great product. I personally have never owned one because like a lot of people, i find it hard to part with $190!!!

I am a huge fan of micro exfoliating my skin on a daily basis but that still was not enough to convince me to purchase one as i believe the natural alternative will give you comprable results - and that is a konjac sponge!

So What is Konjac?

Konjac is a root vegetable and contains a tonne of skin loving vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and vitamin C to name a few

Who Loves Konjac?

The Japanese!! They have used the Konjac for more than a century, as a beauty treatment for their delicate skins.

What are the benefits of using a Konjac Sponge?

  • Gentle enough to be used daily for even the most sensitive skins
  • Use with your cleanser to effectively remove makeup
  • Micro exfoliates the skin
  • helps reduce blackheads, pimples and blocked pores
  • lasts up to 3 months!

I stock the amazing Not a Sponge range of Konjac Sponges which comes in raw, pink clay for sensative skin, charcoal for oily/combination skin and a body sponge as well! 




5 Things I'm loving right now & a sneaky discount code!

posted 2014 Jul by Sabrina Jacquier - Parr

Danielle La Porte - The Desire Map

There are sssssoooooo many books out their to improve your life, stress less, loose weight, get fit, manifest, find love etc etc....the list goes on. I have read quite a few and often times found myself even more wound up with trying to 'implement' all their strategies....most of the time made me feel even more tired.

I came across Danielle La Portes book The Desire Map quite randomly and from the first few pages i was hooked. The Desire Map is about flipping goals on their heads. Rather then writing a list of things you want (holiday in Bali, new car, more time to myself, do more yoga and so on) it asks you how you want FEEL and then align your goals with those core feelings! Simple but brilliant!

I loved her book so much (i got the e-book version) i also got The Desire Map Experience Cd pack to listen to in the car! For more info on The Desire Map click HERE


The Beauty Chef BODY Inner Beauty Powder

I'm a huge fan of GLOW Inner Beauty Powder so when Carla told me that she was creating BODY i was super excited! The chocolate flavoured powder is a vegan protein, green powder, superfood powder and pre/pro biotic in one! You can use it as a meal replacement if you are looking to loose some weight, or just part of a balanced diet. It compliments GLOW perfectly for a power packed dose of skin loving nutrients.  In the morning i make a shake with Body, a teaspoon of Glow, Almond milk and a banana and it keeps me going till lunch time (seen with my daily dose of Usana supplements). You can shop BODY HERE 




I have tried just about every natural deodorant under the sun and Lavanila Deodorants are up there with the best. I love the solid stick formula that goes on really smooth but dry at the same time, because i hate feeling sticky. Its one of the few natural deodorants that i have felt kept me BO free AND dry throughout the day. 

Shop Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant HERE


Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards

For times when you feel like you need a little divine guidance these cards are beautiful. I recently had a reiki session with a friend and she pulled my oracle cards and they really helped me refocus on what was important for me right now. Such a beautiful thing to do on a sunday afternoon with your favorite candle and a cup of gorgeous tea, my favorite for this is The Seventh Duchess Peace RelaxationTea. I purchased mine from HERE



One of my favorite things is sourcing amazing new natural and organic beauty products from around the world. Some of the ranges i have recently got into the store have made my favorite list already. If you are after a really pure yet affordable natural beauty range then you can't go past 100% Pure products. 

We are also getting in the 100% Pure makeup range which is made from fruit pigments and has rave reviews across the web.


Other new brands to check out on the site is Acure OrganicsDr Alkatis, and Dr Organic 

Because i love our NEW PRODUCTS so much and want you to try it them for yourself use the DISCOUNT CODE 'NEW5' at checkout to save 5% off all new products!!! Shop the new products ===> HERE






xoxo Sabrina

Save an extra 10% off already reduced sale items!

posted 2014 Jul by Flora Organica

Get in quick and save on some amazing products in our SALE!

Ends Sunday 27th July!

Shop the sale HERE

$10 Voucher for every order!!!!

posted 2014 Jul by Flora Organica

We love a bit of Christmas in July so we are giving every order placed this month a $10 voucher to use next time they shop at Flora Organica!


posted 2014 Jun by Flora Organica


Winter in a time to nourish your skin from all the damage done through summer. Sun spots, pigmentation, fine lines are just some of the results of a little too much fun in the sun with enough SPF. Here are a few tips and tricks to get your skin back into tip top shape and deal with some of the skin hazards of winter!

Sun Spots and Pigmentation

Use a product that is designed to brighten the skin and uses fruit acids rather then bleaches to lighten pigmented areas.

We recommend 100% Pure Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser, 100% Pure Brightening Scrub + Mask and 100% Pure Brightening Night Balm

Dry Dehydrated Skin

Winter winds and indoor heating can wreck havoc on your skin causing dryness and dehydration. Opt for products that are richer such as creams and oils and try to include a serum and mask for an extra burst of hydration. If you have combination/oily skin opt for an oil cleanser as water based cleanser can strip the skin.

We recommend Dr Alkaitis Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil,100% Pure Superfruits Scrub + Mask , Acure Organic Argan Oil


Even in winter your skin can be damaged from the sun so it's super important to always apply an SPF! The delicate skin around the eye area can become really dry so opt for an extra rich eye cream in winter

We recommend La Mav Organic BB Cream, La Mav Mineral Foundation with SPF, 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, La Mav V5 Wrinkle Smoothing Day Cream



Spotlight on Dr Alkaitis - IF YOU CAN’T EAT IT, DON’T PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN.

posted 2014 Jun by Flora Organica


Dr Alkaitis also know as the Skin Food range has just arrived in store and we couldn't be more excited to have this truly unique brand available!

What makes Dr Alkaitis so special?

Dr Alkaitis products are also referred to as Skin Food because the ingredients are certified organic as food (though please do not attempt to eat them as they are for topical use only!)

Let's explain what that means: One does not eat skin care products thus there is a much laxer guideline for certification as organic, because the idea is that they are topical products that are only put on the surface of one’s skin. But that line of thinking is not correct because what one puts on one’s skin will be absorbed into one’s body. In effect, you are “eating” the products that you put on your skin.

In Dr. Alkaitis’ own words:

I use an absolute guideline in formulating my products which is “if you can’t eat it don’t put it on your skin”. To certify my products as organic would mean actually damaging my brand since the guidelines of certification of the products itself are much looser than the guidelines for certification of the individual ingredients.

Once the system for certification of personal care products reaches a steady state, I will then look at the guidelines and decide what I will do.
As far as the certification agencies involved, I source ingredients from around the world and there are a multitude of agencies involved, mainly European and American. I personally vet each grower, invariably forming a personal relationship with them.

We work with weather conditions. When we receive an order of plants, we open the box and the first thing we do is smell. Each time it’s a little different. Sometimes they had to deal with drought, sometimes there was too much rain etc. Every time we have to work with a new arrival the smell and looks are a little different from the last time.

It’s like cooking, you add a little more of that or a little less. Every single batch is a little different, it’s not like working with chemicals that are always the same.
Making as we do an almost 100% organic skin care product takes a lot of insight, time, patience and knowledge.

It’s grounded on an intimate relationship with nature’s life force.

What types of skin is Dr Alkaitis suited for?

All skin types! Our personal favorite is the Organic Day Cream and Organic Nourishing Treatment Oil (also known as miracle in a bottle and loved by Miranda Kerr) as it can be used on the face,body and hair and is great even for people with oily, acne prone skin. 


The best way to find what products best suit your skin is with the Dr Alkaitis Skin/Product chart HERE or try the Perfect Skin Starter Kit


Aluminium free deodorant. Do they actually work? Which one is right for me?

posted 2014 Jun by Sabrina J Parr

Aluminium free deodorant, do they actually work? The short answer is yes they do work, however we are all different so a little trial and error is needed to find the best natural deodorant that works for you! Some people swear by crystal deodorant which don't work for me at all!

One of our best selling products at Flora Organica is the soapwalla deodorant cream from New York. I was lucky enough to meet with Rachel who developed the product and makes each batch to order. Some people can be a little sensitive to the baking soda or don't like the thought of having to use their fingers to apply it, but you just need to google to see how many people swear by it. The Axilla Deodorant paste from Black Chicken Remedies is very similar but is Australian made.


If you love coconut then the Eco Tan Organic Coconut Deodorant is for you. This comes in a spray bottle and smells like summer holidays. For me it keeps me smelling fresh all day but doesn't help so much to keep me as dry as i would like.


By far my FAVORITE aluminium free natural deodorant of all the brands that i have tried is Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant. I love the solid stick formula which is really smooth and feels pretty luxurious for a natural deodorant. It smells beautiful and actually keeps me dry all day. It doesn't leave white marks on my clothes or yellow patches under my arms if i'm wearing white which some natural deodorants can do. For me it just works and one stick lasts me for ages.


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