A behind the scenes look at their organic farm in South Australia's hills
Australia is a natural wonder known for its tranquil beaches, pink mountains, turquoise sea and abundant wildlife. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, hundreds of national parks and a deep aboriginal culture, it is the ultimate vacation destination. Now Jurlique, the leading natural skincare brand born and raised in South Australia, is offering another reason for people to visit the land down under. For the first time ever, Jurlique is opening their farm to tours where visitors can experience the true farm to bottle process and see how organic skincare is grown, hand-tended and made into powerful formulations.
Nestled in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, an area known for world-class wine, sits the Jurlique Farm. It is here that Jurlique cultivates the flowers and plants that lend their power to the brand's high performance, organic formulas. With its unpolluted environment, Mediterranean climate and rich soil, the Jurlique farm provides an optimum landscape to produce the most powerful herbs and botanicals. This certified organic farm produces healthier plants and more potent extracts that create highly efficacious skincare ingredients. Operating over 154 acres, the farm grows a wide variety of plants and flowers including lavender, calendula, and rose, the key ingredient in their signature Rosewater Balancing Mist. Jurlique also cultivates over 7,500 native trees on the farm, to assist with both organic accreditation and environmental activism.
Now opening its doors to the public, Jurlique is offering visitors of the farm a chance to learn about the company's vast history, how seedlings and plants are propagated, uses of plant varieties, organic farming principles, soil fertility and compost production, harvest processing, and even bee keeping. Tour guides transport guests on a journey through the development process, from a display garden, to a seed propagation area and an organic preparation area, to an herb drying shed. The final stop is at the Jurlique farm retail shop, where they can purchase a range of products, fresh off the fields.
"Jurlique is a brand known for delivering quality natural personal care products using only the finest organically-grown ingredients," says Sam McKay, President and CEO. "Until this year, the Jurlique Farm had been closed to the public. We now invite people to explore the stunning landscape that cultivates and nourishes the natural ingredients in our skincare lineup as a way to educate our customers about where and how their favorite products come to life."
Jurlique was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jurgen Klein and his wife Ulrike, pioneers of Australian skin care who sought the purest place on earth to establish a farm where they could grow organic ingredients for their natural skin care range. Since then, Jurlique has spent over 25 years unearthing organic ingredients to develop their unique Bio-Intrinsic™ process and create the purest, most powerful skin care possible. And now, they're giving back with the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Deluxe Edition, filled with a limited-edition blend of potent rose extracts and high-performance botanicals. Proceeds from every bottle sold in the US will go towards Jurlique's Ideas of Beauty Fund in support of Chrysalis. Chrysalis and Jurlique are dedicated to empowering under-served women, helping them to create a path to self-sufficiency through volunteer efforts and mentorships that improve job skills and build self-confidence. Learn more at www.ChangeLives.org.
Tours are available every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 10 a.m. and last 90 minutes Price: $20.00.
Jurlique is dedicated to providing the most effective skincare available through nature and science. Founded in Australia in 1985, Jurlique develops each product using potent natural ingredients harvested on their own organic farm in South Australia.
Jurlique is sold at Jurlique flagship stores, Jurlique.com and select prestige retailers and spas.
Web Site: http://www.jurlique.com