If you’re here, you’ve already figured out something about us. We’re hugely passionate about the environment and are advocates for taking action to prevent climate change.
Growing up in rural Australia, we’ve always felt connected to the earth and a need to protect it. We’re deeply concerned with the destructive habits of our society, using disposable plastics for convenience and toxic products that cause harm to our bodies and the environment.
Did you know that only 9% of plastic is recycled?
That 5 BILLION tonnes of plastic are estimated to be either in landfills or polluting the environment?
That over half of ALL sea turtles have suffered harm from plastic?
Our journey started when we began making our own skincare products to avoid purchasing lotions and balms wrapped in excessive plastic and to steer clear of the harmful chemicals they contain. Once we perfected our recipes, with the help of an experienced aromatherapist, it was time to package them up. But, there was a problem. We already knew that plastic wasn’t an option, and we quickly found out glass and aluminium were not much better, due to the large amounts of energy it takes to produce them.
We found our solution in wood. A renewable resource that we could source sustainably and, above all, it is completely natural and compostable. A win for our products and a win for the earth.
Avirida came to life through a Kickstarter campaign in 2018 which was when our factory in Dorrigo, NSW was born. Our skincare products and compostable wooden jars are made right here, and have made us Sustainable Innovators Award Winners at the Tamworth Sustainability Expo.
We strive every day to be the most ethical company that we can be. Our philosophy is simple:
“Action is the only true measure of ethics”
We couldn’t find packaging sustainable enough, so we made our own.
We’ve created the world’s first fully compostable jars – no more relying on recycling, just throw it in the compost bin and watch it become worm food! Or upcycle your jar to store jewellery, or return it to us for a refill! Our innovative design uses an upcycled cardboard seal, meaning absolutely no plastic is used. We use only sustainably sourced timber from salvaged logs; invasive tree species; or local plantations. Each jar is produced by us, with love, in Dorrigo, rural Australia!
No synthetic fragrances, emulsifiers, preservatives or palm oil.
Our cruelty-free range uses only 100% certified organic ingredients to help you glow from the inside out. No nasties or words you can’t pronounce, just uncomplicated skincare that’s better for your skin and the earth.
We put the environment before profits.
We’re about more than just great skincare. Every time you buy an Avirida product we’ll plant a tree for you. So far we’ve planted over 13,649 trees with the help of Trees for the Future. Climate change is a huge problem that impacts all of us, so we aim to do our part and have a positive impact by planting thousands of trees! See more about our charity involvement here. We also plant 3 native trees locally for every 1 non-native tree we use as material.