Mother's Day 2017 Gift Guide

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children - William Makepeace Thackery. Mother’s Day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take time to reflect on the remarkable women who fill our lives with joy and unconditional love. From the women who have given us life, to the ones who have taught us how to live it, there is nothing quite like the strength, grace or selfless beauty of motherhood. The first Sunday in May is the perfect opportunity to stop and give thanks for all the hard work and dedication they give, which is why we’...

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  • Beauty Tips

Introducing Gemma Vendetta

In the next of our blog series introducing the faces behind the brands you see (and maybe have started using and loving as part of your daily routine) is Gemma Vendetta. Her range has also just been accredited by Choose Cruelty Free Australia as cruelty free and vegan makeup. Gemma, who hails from Adelaide, is the talented face and brains behind Gemma Vendetta Cosmetics. It’s one of our go-to BB Creams and Beck is a devotee to Gemma’s 2-in-1 bronzer / blush - she wears it almost daily! We’re so lucky to have Gemma coming to Organic Index for ...

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  • Expert Advice
  • Beauty Tips

Treating Problem Skin: Acne

It’s the bane of many an adolescent and, maybe not surprisingly, quite a few adults. Acne is a skin condition typified by red pimples on the skin due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands. A common misconception about acne is that poor hygiene or diet are to blame , when in fact the primary causes of acne are hormonal imbalances and genetics. Having said that, for someone who suffers from acne, too much sweet food will raise their insulin levels, which will in turn disrupt the hormonal status and worsen the acne. If genetics is a key factor ...

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  • Events & Expos

Introducing DUSK by Adele at Organic Index

The three of us are all devotees to a classic red lipstick on occasion. There’s something about the way it makes you feel and if it can give you a little extra pep as you walk into a meeting, coffee date or as you go about your daily errands then we say embrace the red lip! But today’s blog is about introducing you to one of our newest makers to be on the shelves at Organic Index (and online), DUSK by Adele . DUSK by Adele is an Australian made and created range by Adele McConnell and while she originally launched with her range of five red lip...

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Maintain your summer glow through autumn 

With Autumn on the way we’ve started to notice people swapping their summer pink shades for deeper tones, and their lightweight formulas for ones with extra nourishment. But cooler weather doesn’t mean we have to abandon all we love about summer. Here’s some all-natural advice for keeping that sun-kissed glow a little longer. Nip sun damage in the bud While there’s less risk of getting sunburned in Autumn (remember there’s never no risk), do a little bit of damage control by applying an ultra-hydrating face mask with vitamin E, which will help...

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Why Switching Your Deodorant is the Easiest Beauty Swap You Can Make

When we first started looking at making cleaner choices about the products on our bathroom counters – and thinking about what we put in our bodies as well as in them – deodorant was one of the first things we changed. Natural deodorant has a heap of benefits – the main ingredients (such as baking soda, witch hazel, essential oils and mineral salts) combine to absorb sweat, soothe razor burn and prevent the bacteria that causes odour… basically everything you want it to do! And at the end of the day, because you really just want something that d...

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  • Natural Swaps

Why you should consider a natural mascara

We love natural mascara for its ability to nourish lashes, not just give them curl, lift or volume. They're full of waxes and oils that help the formula glide on easily and they're also perfect for anyone with sensitive or easily irritated eyes (and anyone who wears contacts). Luckily, mascaras have joined the long line of natural products that have improved over the last few years. Gone is their reputation for being clumpy or stiffening. Mascara is one of our favourite and easiest beauty swaps for your make-up bag. Here are the best of the bes...

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  • Beauty Tips

Our Favourite Beach to Bar Products

As the mercury settles to the mid-thirties and beach weather is in full swing, we thought we’d show you how to get that relaxed been-at-the-beach-all-day look with minimal effort and natural products. With the right kit, you'll be strutting from beach to bar with effortless grace. Here's our selection of our favourite multi-tasking products to keep your holiday glow. Tend to your skin first Because we know you've looked after yourself with sun protection (right?), an oil feels wonderful after a day at the beach. (If you're burnt, consider a coo...

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  • Expert Advice

The Hows and Whys of Natural Sunscreens

With summer in full swing, now is as good a time as any to test out natural sunscreens. We’ve been very excited to see our favourite natural brands develop products that stay away from the white paint-like versions of bygone years. Here’s the lowdown on this summer must-have. What is a natural sunscreen? Natural sunscreens can also be referred to as physical blockers or mineral sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s UV rays before releasing them but, as you may have guessed, come with a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. Miner...

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  • Expert Advice

How to: NYE Beauty Looks

We've already given you plenty of ideas for the holiday season — DIY beauty treatments , summer perfumes , and an easy gift guide . So, what could possibly be left? Well, New Years beauty is a different beast. You’re going for a glam, festive look, yes, but you also don’t want to be fussing the whole night about top-ups. So in hopes of starting the year off on the right foot, we’ve rounded up some products for our three favourite beauty looks. Ring It in With Red Satin matte lips are having a moment again, and a moisturising formula ensures th...

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  • Product Reviews

Easy Christmas Ideas from Organic Index

With Christmas only a couple of weeks away, we’ve rounded up the best of the best in an easy Christmas gift guide. A combination of stand-alone stunners and easy extras, we hope these options relieve any last ounces of stress from your to-do list. And it would be silly not to pick up something for yourself while you’re here – you know, for Boxing Day… --- A stunning addition to any self-care routine, Generics' Cleopatra's Rose Detox Salt Soak is one of the most beautifully packaged products we’ve ever seen. Inika’s Mineral Illuminisor is cert...

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  • The Wellness Show and 'Our Way' of saying thank you.
  • Why you should consider a natural mascara

DIY Beauty Rituals for a Glowing Holiday Season

These simple DIY beauty treatments target our greatest skin concerns, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving firmness and elasticity and protecting skin from damage. Utilising your favourite beauty products as well as a few staples from the supermarket, these rituals will feel spoiling and luxurious amidst the holiday season madness. They are, of course, all natural and guilty-free, so block out time in your calendar now. Don’t forget yourself this Christmas! DIY Lactic Acid Mask The lactic acid in yoghurt dissolves dead skin cell...

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  • Natural Swaps

Our favourite Summer perfumes

Delicious summer days are upon us, and this warm weather is the perfect time to change up your perfume. There’s just something about sunshine and longer days that brings out our playful, hopeful side… that, and long, lazy days by the water! An increase in the weather’s temperature can change your skin chemistry, so the natural fragrances you love in the cooler months may be too overpowering right now. Which is why, along with a wardrobe change of boots to sandals, you should look at what you’re spritzing… We’ve rounded up our 7 favourite natura...

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  • Being Human

A few of my favourite things…

On June 21st we were lucky enough to experience a stunning winter solstice here in the Southern Hemisphere – marked with an incredible full moon that lit up the night with milky white magic. The mornings are cool and the days clear, the wind clean and the skies brilliant blue (most days). Winter is truly being felt in all her glorious beauty. Which makes me think how lucky I am to rug up in a warm jacket, slip on cosy socks and drink spicy teas. Winter is the traditional season to embrace rest, reflection and gentle rituals that nourish and emb...

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Paddington, Queenland #Home

We are happy to have found a sunny, gorgeous little Queenslander nestled in the leafy green streets of Paddington. Iconic and beautiful, it's street scene buzzes with activity. Paddington is home to beautiful quirky cafes, antique stores, designer labels, organic brands and quality local businesses making this one of Brisbane's best loved suburbs. Between you and I, I want to let you in on some of my absolute favourites stores. If you haven't found these yet you're in for a real treat, if you have I can already feel you nodding in agreement. Sh...

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Welcome my friends, welcome to the beginning.

[tweet_box design="default"][tweet_dis]The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato[/tweet_dis][/tweet_box] Hi there! My name is Emma, I am the brunette on the left. Over on the right is Rebecca, who usually has us all captivated one way or another by one of her fascinating stories.. and the lady in the middle is Melissa (but everyone knows her as Litty). Let me start by establishing, that yes we are sisters, we are business partners and Organic Index is our beautiful piece of work in progress. We aim to house the ultimate, on...

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Why we are only doing local.

[tweet_box design="default"]"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that's kind of the same"[/tweet_box] At Organic Index we will always seek out products that will be a better for you, our communities and our planet. Our range is hand selected, ensuring every product meets the guiding principles of the Real Beauty Manifesto, we’re avidly transparent and don’t settle for anything less. One of those principles is community. We endorse equal opportunity and support small and local enterprise to encourage a diverse and healthy economy...

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You don't have to show the world that you are good.

This really resonates with me. As humans we tend to crave validation, but I found this need for constant validation was quietly undermining my ability to start something new and to make meaningful change in my life… It was even affecting the personal joy and satisfaction that I was able to achieve from starting a new activity/routine. You won’t find this on my Facebook or on my Instagram feed.. but I care deeply about what goes on our skin, our bodies and in landfill, waterways even on the side of the road. What you also don’t see on social med...

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The Wellness Show and 'Our Way' of saying thank you.

This April 1, 2 & 3 you will be able to find Organic Index at The Wellness Show in Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion. We are so excited to be part of this show as this is our first official chance to bring what we are doing to people with a genuine interest in creating a better, healthier lifestyle. The Wellness Show is Australia’s largest health and wellness expo showcasing more than a hundred over like-minded exhibitors through free seminars, yoga & fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations. Our products continue to arrive everyday so we thought t...

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Making Rituals. Everyday.

[tweet_box design="default"]All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals - Doreen Valiente[/tweet_box] Immerse yourself in the creation of personal ritual. Attention to ritual and rhythm will help you become aware of the cycles which are already present in your life. Consciously creating ritual is significant. It is claiming your space with the intention of creating positive, life affirming rhythm. Ritual is entirely about you, time you have given yourself, setting you up for the day or the night. Rituals can be found in all cultures across th...

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