As you would know by now, at b3 massage and movement we are all about giving you the best in remedial treatments, movement instruction and advice and take home tools. That goes without saying, the products we stock have to be of the highest quality, something we truly believe in and good for us and Mother Earth. So let us introduce Alcome Co. Local SA business, these guys are in the business of making quality skin care products that are good for your skin and our planet. We are pretty gosh darn excited to be stocking and supporting them so read on to find out more about them and their awesome products because Jana and I just can’t get enough!
Tell us about your products and how it all started.
Our products are all natural, vegan and handcrafted in the Adelaide Hills.
Alcome Co first formed from the merging backgrounds of Amy and Vee. Vee’s background in naturopathy and holistic healing and a passion to create exciting and fresh body care products, is how Alcome Co emerged. We wanted to create self care with way less crap, and a lot more to stand by.
We have just celebrated the first birthday of Alcome Co, but it has really been a work in progress for a number of years. Finding products that were natural, effective and local was impossible, so we began by making our own deodorant, and it went on from their. As we became more enamoured with the art of making and therapeutic properties of different oils and organic materials we realised that our products were really something that we should share with others!
Congratulations on your first birthday!! So everything is done by you guys and sourced locally?
Our artisan made products are made, well, slowly. We use fresh, locally sourced and carefully selected natural actives and make each and every single batch of our goods by hand. We hand pour, hand label…well, you get the idea. There is something quite lovely about this process; we consider each and every jar before it leaves our workshop in Nairne, South Australia. We source locally, stock locally, and actively support our local community by giving back!
And your products are natural and Vegan?
There’s no way around it; our beautiful co-inhabitants of our little planet should not be suffering for our vanity. We are proudly a 100 % vegan operated and made. Of course, we are also cruelty free too! As a vegan company, we are passionate about animal welfare; each month we donate 5% of our profits to animal welfare organisations in South Australia to support their amazing efforts.
Self care should not be hard; it should be good for you and good for the planet. We want you to use our products with the joy that comes from body care that’s innovatively natural and made cruelty free.
MEET THE OWNERS:
Amy McQuade, Owner/Creator; As a proud South Aussie, I feel so grateful to be able to work from our workshop in Nairne delivering our fresh body care for our lovely customers. I’m proud to bring products that are good for you & good for the earth to the table. My role is to manage day-to-day operations and business. If you get in touch, you’ll hear from me!
Vee Prusa, Owner,/Creator; My love for natural materials began during my naturopathy degree. Natural health is the way forward, and the products we use daily play a big role in how we feel. I love creating the combinations of quality natural ingredients that make Alcome Co products unique. I’m in my element in our workshop producing fine products. My role is to handcraft the products (Amy thinks I get to do all the fun stuff).
“or mission is to create natural body care products that are effective and sustainable.”
Your range is beautiful! What are the goals from here?
Our future goals for the brand is to expand our range to create an entire self care range, we may even open an environmentally friendly lifestyle shop one day! But for now we are focused on continuing to create quality eco-friendly goods. We are soon releasing a facial toner, lipbalm and scrub that are all vegan, organic and natural. We love that our work allows us to give back to animal welfare and our local community. Our ongoing goal is to reach a large audience of potential customers who feel as passionate as we do about changing the way we buy and use body care!
Check out this video with Creator and Owner Vee where we delve into the business and products a little further.