We are all about living the best life possible, we work hard in our yoga classes to sweat out all the nasty toxins our body absorbs in daily life. The skin is the biggest organ in our body and its worth paying close attention to the toxic load we put onto our skin and hair that affects our health. We first met Therese Kerr in February this year when she visited our Torquay studio. We were so inspired by her passion, knowledge and empowering information that we have invited her back to Geelong. We have fallen in love with Divine Collection products and we now stock the full range at our Geelong studio. We caught up with Therese to share some of her story and tips for living a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.
What inspired you to create the Divine Collection?
In 2001 I discovered tumours in my spleen, which resulted in my spleen being removed. Whilst this was obviously an incredibly difficult and challenging point in my life, I believe it was a defining moment that led me to discover my new path of natural living, and it inspired me to become an educator to others on the importance of chemical free and certified organic living.
And what are some tips for seeking out a good skin care product range?
I simply love my chemical free mantra, ‘If you can’t put it in. Don’t put it on.’
Always be aware of the ingredients lists on the back of your personal care products.
If you can’t pronounce it, it isn’t natural.
Ensuring that your products carry the ‘certified organic’ certification mark is certainly a first step to ensuring you are using only the highest quality, best products for your health.
What is a goal you are working on in 2016?
In September we are launching the Divine Woman range of age-defying skincare – a skincare range that is ground breaking in its highly active, nutrient and antioxidant rich ingredients. The efficacy of the Divine Woman products, will, we believe, surpass the efficacy of any conventional products on the market today.
What advice do you have for inspiring entrepreneurs in beauty and wellness?
Find your passion and live it. Do something good that supports the world and its people and will make a difference long term. If you intend to create beauty or health products, create the best products possible using certified organic ingredients as the world is waking up to the dangers of chemicals. Companies use chemicals in cosmetics because they are cheap. It is all marketing – understand that and choose to use ingredients that support, not hinder health. Share your heart along with your message and walk the walk. Be authentic, be real and be in integrity.
Your top 5 tips for living a healthy lifestyle?
Drink reverse osmosis water and eat certified organic foods
Use only certified organic skin, hair, beauty, personal, baby care products and remove chemicals from your life. Chemical toxicity is responsible for many of the illnesses we face today.
Educate and empower yourself, see the unseen, question so that you have the ability to make informed choices.
Sleep, rest your body, stop rushing around like some crazy person trying to be everything to everyone – simply just be and trust in the universe. Meditate – meditation is priceless, it causes our body to go into Parasympathetic Nervous system state – rest and digest, rest and repair.
Surround yourself with those you love. Give and receive love unconditionally and simply be love even when you don’t think someone deserves love – be that anyway. Remove angst and anger from your life and simply trust that what is meant to unfold will as required.
What is your favourite product in the Divine Collection range?
Hmmm, that’s a good question as we at The Divine Company are perfectionists and I love all of our products. I can’t just pick one, if I had to pick any, it would be the Naturally Bronze – Self tanner and the Moisturising Hand and Body Lotion. The Naturally Bronze doesn’t contain tint so it doesn’t stain your clothes or your sheets when you use it. It is certified organic and uses plant-based ingredients to activate the melanin in the skin, it doesn’t streak and it doesn’t go spotty when it is wearing off. It leaves the skin sun kissed and beautifully hydrated.
The Divine Moisturising Hand and Body Lotion is nutrient and antioxidant rich and we receive rave reviews about this product constantly. It is like a bottomless pit as it is super concentrated and lasts forever. We have received the most beautiful testimonials from people with dermatitis, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. It has the most divine use of certified organic essential oils, supports, not hinders the body and is not age or gender specific so everyone can use it.
Learn more at our Wellness Event with Therese on Saturday June 4th, 12pm-2pm
Cost $20 (redeemable on Divine Collection products)
Raw treats and Pressed Juices included