Maddie is a degree qualified Naturopath, having a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. She is a proud member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association Ltd – Membership No. 21493.
She provides a holistic approach to health, taking into consideration the body, mind and emotions, and how they all interact with each other to affect each bodily function.
Maddie combines modern up-to-date scientific research with traditional naturopathic principles to create her handmade 100% natural skin care products.
She uses this same approach to formulate individualised treatment plans for her clients, as well as educating, supporting and empowering them to take responsibility for their own health.
Maddie is also a whole-food recipe developer and loves sharing her own personal insights into gardening, and living a natural, conscious, healthy and sustainable life.
I have a strong passion for natural skin care, holistic health, nutrition and herbal medicine.
My passion for natural skin care has been evolving over the last 6+ years, as I began experiencing my own health issues such as rosacea, premenstrual syndrome, breast tenderness, headaches, and more.
At this time I was already in the middle of my Naturopathy degree, so I was lucky enough to have abundant mentors and resources to seek guidance and information from. One of the most paramount things I discovered was the importance of using natural skin care products for optimal reproductive health and overall well-being.
Women today are unknowingly putting an average of around 500 chemicals on their body PER DAY, through personal care, hair care, skin care, make up, perfumes, and other cosmetic products.
Growing up as a young female we are put under immense pressure from society to look a certain way in order to be considered beautiful, through clever marketing campaigns, social media, magazines, movies, and tv shows.
For me personally, this meant years of smothering myself in self-tanners during winter, dying my hair every 3-6 months, using fragranced body lotions, wearing perfume and body sprays, putting on a full face of make-up just to leave the house, and wearing clothing from brands that are unsustainable and cheaply made. Not only this, but also using other types of artificially fragranced items such as household cleaners, candles and car fresheners.
These cosmetic products are unregulated in Australia and aren’t required to be submitted to any agencies for safety assessments or approval before being released into the market. This is extremely concerning as many of these synthetic ingredients, such as – parabens, sulfates, pthalates, EDTAs, chemicals, mineral oils, and petroleum byproducts, are known as ‘Endocrine Disruptors’, meaning they can interfere with and disrupt our hormones, increasing the risk negative health effects such as cancer, reproductive disorders (endometriosis, infertility, PMS and more), cognitive deficits, and obesity.
I hope to inspire others to make a change, however big or small, towards a more natural lifestyle, as I believe we all want to achieve optimal health and well-being.
“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”
Ahimsa/ Noun: respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others.
In the last 6+ years I have been connecting the dots between our lifestyle and diet and how it plays a huge role in disease initiation and progression and have also witnessed many of my own family members falling ill with chronic conditions possibly related to diet and lifestyle.
These conditions included breast cancer, lung cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, rosacea, Type 2 Diabetes and carotid artery disease. Witnessing my own family suffer from these horrible conditions further ignited my passion to learn about holistic health, natural skin care, nutrition, and herbal medicine and how I could use these modalities to support people whilst also educating them on the importance of disease prevention.
As the popular saying goes “genetics load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.”
“Using herbs in the healing process means taking part in an ecological cycle.”