• Elizabeth Johnston Aug 03, 2018

    Rotuma, an organic island

    MEET THE ROTUMANS ~ Rotuma is one of the most remote islands of the South Pacific, located 646km North of Fiji

    VATEA supports the island of Rotuma in their efforts to be the first ever wholly Certified Organic Island. We also source tamanu oil from the women of Rotuma

     We interviewed with Mr Foreate of the island of Rotuma, discussing the potential for creating the first ever Certified Organic island

    MEET THE ROTUMANS ~ Rotuma is one of the most remote islands of the South Pacific, located 646km North of Fiji

    VATEA supports the island of Rotuma in their efforts to be the first ever wholly Certified Organic Island. We also source tamanu oil from the women of Rotuma

     We interviewed with Mr Foreate of the island of Rotuma, discussing the potential for creating the first ever Certified Organic island

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  • Elizabeth Johnston Jul 12, 2018

    "We can't provide you with luxury.."

    These were the words offered to me by Mare Varea of Rotuma on a recent visit. Mare is the sister of Hiagi Foreate who is closely tied with the Council of Rotuma. Rotuma is an organic, volcanic island, 460km north of Fiji and unique for being the first island to be Certified Organic with the Australian Certified Organic These were the words offered to me by Mare Varea of Rotuma on a recent visit. Mare is the sister of Hiagi Foreate who is closely tied with the Council of Rotuma. Rotuma is an organic, volcanic island, 460km north of Fiji and unique for being the first island to be Certified Organic with the Australian Certified Organic

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  • Just 5 steps for Beautiful Winter Skin...

    Dry skin in winter is due to the lack of humidity in the air.  Dry air equates to dry skin as the skins water content quickly evaporates into the atmosphere.  On a windy winters day, this action is multiplied and just a few steps can really ease the discomfort. Dry skin in winter is due to the lack of humidity in the air.  Dry air equates to dry skin as the skins water content quickly evaporates into the atmosphere.  On a windy winters day, this action is multiplied and just a few steps can really ease the discomfort.

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  • What does 'Natural' mean?

    In a nutshell we believe that a natural product should be developed to an ethical framework that contains all of those things mentioned above and more but that allows the creation of a usable, enjoyable and affordable product that is as simple and effective as it can be.  In a nutshell we believe that a natural product should be developed to an ethical framework that contains all of those things mentioned above and more but that allows the creation of a usable, enjoyable and affordable product that is as simple and effective as it can be. 

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  • Love a good Shampoo Lather? Think again..

    When it comes to washing our hair, we expect that the more shampoo we use to generate a good foamy scrub, the cleaner our hair and scalp are going to be. But unfortunately, unbeknownst to many, the more the foam, the more your shampoo is filled with unnatural chemicals, which is doing more harm than good. When it comes to washing our hair, we expect that the more shampoo we use to generate a good foamy scrub, the cleaner our hair and scalp are going to be. But unfortunately, unbeknownst to many, the more the foam, the more your shampoo is filled with unnatural chemicals, which is doing more harm than good.

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