Behind the brand

Turning to nature for answers, Sara, founder/creator of The Nude Alchemist, was initially inspired by the aromatherapy and herbalism world to provide remedies for her family.

It all started in 2016 when Sara's firstborn was a few months old, and she was attending coffee groups regularly to keep her sane. Typical childhood ailments began appearing within the group, discussed, and without great natural solutions on the current market, the tinkering and creating began. It soon exploded into an entire range of well-being products.

These days, it is a family-run business in Christchurch, New Zealand, with husband Karl giving up his physically demanding career after experiencing chronic illness to step in and run The Nude Alchemist's day-to-day operations on-site, including manufacturing.

Sara is the brain behind-the-scenes whilst she juggles family life.

As a certified aromatherapist, Sara has developed a range of ready-to-use products you can confidently use on your loved ones.

What's in a name?

The. Nude. Alchemist. Despite the rumours, we are not nude (well, only occasionally). The brand is nude, meaning we are transparent about what goes into our range. You will never find nasty chemicals, fillers, or synthetic fragrances.

Alchemist. Alchemy is the ancient practice of transformation, the precursor to chemistry. Alchemy is the power to change or change things in a way which is seemingly a magical process. The symbol that represents the brand is derived from the philosophical symbol Sulphur, one of the three elements believed to exist within alchemy, a harmony of air and fire elements. Within the human body, Sulphur equates to the soul or life force. Looking at this principle within plants, this is reflected as essential oils.

Essential oils are a strong focal point in most of the range as they harness the healing properties of nature that make the products what they are.

All our products are made with natural botanical ingredients, and certified organic where possible, sourcing locally and across the globe to maintain quality. 

Being organic means that the raw plants our ingredients are extracted from, have not been grown using pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers or growth enhancers. It also means that the plants have not been genetically modified. Using chemicals on crops damages the soil's nutrient profile by stripping essential minerals out of it. Nutrients are only available in plants if they are present in the ground. When YOU choose organic products, you are helping the earth that ultimately feeds us.

When YOU choose The Nude Alchemist, you are choosing an eco-conscious small business that cares for you, your family, and the planet. From our family to yours. 

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