Born in Morocco, Made in Byron Bay
It was whilst living and working in a Surf Yoga Retreat in Taghazout, Morocco, where I discovered a life filled with beauty, nature and pure simplicity.
From beauty and simplicity though, came a harsh, dry, hot Moroccan environment, and my skin soon developed a deep craving for the moisture it so lacked. Refusing to pay top shelf prices for ineffective bottom shelf products, I turned to the locals for answers and quickly discovered the ancient wonder of Mother Nature’s own moisturiser… pure plant oils.
Not only abundant with the locally produced Argan oil, the Moroccan souks opened my eyes to the potential of many other botanical oils and the amazing benefits and gifts they possess. In particular, it was here in Morocco that I was introduced to the incredible secret of Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa Seed Oil). This miraculous oil, also commonly called black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, has been used for centuries for its great healing and preserving properties. In fact, it was so revered in the time of the ancient Egyptians, that King Tutankhamun was buried with a vat of it in his tomb.Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the Western world forgot not only about using oils for skincare, but also about the many benefits of Black Seed Oil. Until recently, Black Seed Oil has largely remained a secret to the first world. With the aim of spreading this wonderful secret, Black Seed Oil is the hero ingredient for my formulations, and its name lends to the second half of my company name.
After much research, discovery, and trial and error, my alchemical journey began and my first handpicked blend of beautifully healing and luxurious natural oils was created. My overly sensitive, acne ridden, and malnourished skin quickly soaked up my creations, and for the first time since pre-puberty my skin was finally healthy, clear and glowing again.Before long, after bearing witness to my success, people sought out my creations and so, Oasis Black was born - Born in Morocco.
When my Moroccan journey came to an end, I returned to my home country, Australia, keen to help spread news of the miraculous Black Seed Oil, and show people that it was possible to achieve healthy glowing skin from one simple, natural & organic product.
Achieving this saw me travel around Australia before eventually arriving in the picturesque seaside town of Byron Bay. Immediately reminding me of the simple life full of sun, surf, salt and sand that I fell in love with in Morocco, it wasn't long before I knew that this town would become the new home for both me and Oasis Black.
Today, all my creations remain hand made by me, in small batches right here in Byron Bay - Made in Byron Bay.From the simple beginnings of Morocco, to the hive of simple, natural and organic living that is Byron Bay, I truly hope that you and your skin love my creations as much as I do.