The Conscious Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend ! If you’re still looking for that perfect gift to say ‘ thanks mum you’re the best ’, we’ve curated a selection of our favourite natural and clean beauty goodies that we know your mum will LOVE ! 1 | The Beauty Chef Cookbook | The Beauty Chef Written by gut-health guru Carla Oates of The Beauty Chef, t his book is almost too pretty to hide away in a cupboard! It’s packed full of skin-loving recipes (gluten and dairy free too), and expert knowledge about what foods we should eat for optimum skin health. ...

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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Our pledge: You will find in every conscious.kin store recycle points for all skincare and cosmetic products Earth Day is a dedicated time to deeply connect , observe and access the impact we have made and continue to make on our earth and its ecosystems. Governments, large organisations, small business, schools, families and as individuals we are all responsible for the impact we have on the health of our planet. Established almost 50 years on the 22nd of April 1970, a day where millions of people took to the streets to protest the negati...

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7 Thoughtful Options When Choosing Skincare

Image Credit - Sarah Dorweiler ‘Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it’ - Joshua Becker At conscious.kin we’re all about less but better. Less quantity, more quality . That kind of thing. It’s an ethos that can be applied to everything including the products we shop for, how many items we think we ‘need’ in our beauty cabinet and how often we are buying them. As individuals it might not seem like a big deal. But when we’re making these choices together en mass...

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#whatsinmybag | Date Night Essentials

Designated date nights with just the two of you are a great idea in theory, but hard to wrangle in reality. Now that you’ve officially merged together with a mortgage and offspring to show for it, dating can just seem like so much effort. Another box to tick on top of everything else. Oh we get it. It’s the easiest thing in the world to fall into the roles and routines prescribed to us by the household and after a while it can feel like you are more co-workers in operation ‘family life’, than lovers. Who is this person standing in front of you...

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#whatsinmybag | The Festival Pack

Image Credit @rsanchescarvalho Whether you are a seasoned festival go-er or a first timer, there’s a music festival to suit every personality . Festival going in your 30’s and beyond has a slightly different flavour to in your 20’s. And attending a festival as a family is a whole new game altogether. But there’s only a few tweaks needed to turn it from a wild adventure with friends to a memorable experience the kids will look back on fondly forever. There are many family-friendly festivals to choose from but at this time of year, the one that e...

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#whatsinmybag | The Nappy Bag

Image Credit @tanjaheffner There’s no time in life quite like those first twelve months of motherhood. Just like your baby is constantly changing, motherhood is ever-evolving too. The only constant, really, is change. Some phases are easier than others ; you're feeling like you’re on top of everything and winning at this parenting gig. The next day you wonder if you didn’t read the find print properly. Where is the manual for this thing? Something that is never talked about is how sometimes we have to grow into parenting . There’s this idea b...

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#whatsinmybag | The Beach Bag

Image Credit @Brookecagle The calendar might have ticked over to the first official day of Autumn but that doesn’t mean all the fun activities of summer have to end. In fact, one might argue that this time of year on the cusp of summer and autumn is the ideal time to pack up the family for an impromptu beach trip . First of all, there’s no crowds to deal with, no fighting for a park or a spot for your beach tent and slightly less sting in the sun (but not enough to get lax about sun protection). And depending on where you are situated along the...

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#whatsinmybag | The Work Bag

When you consider that over the course of a fifty year working life, 35% of our waking hours are spent at our place of work, how we experience work is kind of a big deal ! And yes, in an ideal world we would all have that dream job or a passion project that pays the bills, but sometimes work is just work . And we might as well make it as pleasurable as possible! To do this, we propose bringing as many of the comforts of home to the office as you can , to make your workspace less ‘worky’. Small things can make a big difference ; like packing a h...

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#whatsinmybag | The Yoga Bag

Since you loved our first conscious.kin ‘unpacked’ post we’re back with another! Today we’re unpacking what’s in our yoga bag, or more likely, stashed in our handbag. And if we may get a little philosophical about it all, it’s about the ritual. Maybe you’re a once-a-week Sunday morning yoga goer. Or maybe you get to a class every few days. Either way, as in yoga, as in life, it’s all about the journey not the asana. It’s the little moments of transition in between poses or in between errands, which we can all too easily miss rushing about from...

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Big news... We're rebranding!

Hold onto your hats... we are growing! Looking back over what has been an amazing year, we are thrilled to announce some new, bold and exciting developments to coincide with our 1st birthday! The organic growth of our business has proved a catalyst for change. Letting go in order to remain aligned with our core values, and clearly reflect the bond we feel with our growing community, we are transitioning from Organic Index. While Organic Index will always be a part of our story, we would love to introduce our new branding. So why the name chang...

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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

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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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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  • 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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  • 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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