If you're new to Agnes & Me, we'd love to share our story with you! Here's a little introduction to how Agnes & Me started, direct from Deirdre herself. "I started making my own skin products after going along to a talk and workshop on natural cosmetics at the Sustainable Living Centre in New Lynn. We were taught to make a basic balm but I was hooked – I bought the book, ordered the ingredients and made the balm for my friends. I have developed my products a lot since then but continued to make, use and give away my face cream and body butter to friends. Initially, I gave it freely and was just happy people wanted to use it. I used it just to be good to myself – simple as that.
The finest ingredients, organic where possible, are critical to me because I want to give my skin the best nutrition. And when you are making products for yourself and friends it is inherent to use the best you can. Now that I’m making it for others I follow the same principle.
Hopefully you enjoy Agnes and Me products as much as I do as well as those who have supported and encouraged me on this journey over the years. This is also a tribute to Agnes, my mother, who passed away in 2000. She would have loved these beautiful, natural New Zealand products made in small batches using all natural plant-based ingredients, which are organic and Fairtrade where possible. The essential oils smell lovely but they also serve a purpose: to lift the mood and emotions and work with the body to nourish, replenish, regenerate, soften and smooth the skin." - Dierdre Doran. - 2 minutes ago