Olive Oil Based Skin Care Formulated by a Herbalist
No Nasties! Plant derived & low allergen ingredients
Locally made from Australian-sourced ingredients
Not tested on animals and safe to use on children
Our Story So Far...
Garden Gypsy was founded by Siona Glasson in 2007 and registered in 2008.
Siona has a background in many professions including herbal medicine, mineral therapy, pharmacy. hospitality, accounting, sales and social work. Her love of aromatherapy, herbs, chemistry and a strong desire to help people led her into the industry and to make natural skin care for ailments her customers suffered. Her range is focused on relief from irritating ailments, rather than improving beauty.
Pain and suffering can appear in many forms, including skin-related disorders. With a limited range of natural options available on the open market, Siona has strived to fill these gaps. She began by attending regular markets across the city and country areas, and attending country shows and annual fairs. In 2013 Siona was in a serious car accident which set her back 12 months. With chronic pain on a daily basis, she manages it with regular treatment and an anti-inflammatory diet to maintain good health. In 2017 Siona gave birth to her beautiful daughter and began motherhood as a single mother whilst still running a business.
In 2018 Garden Gypsy became a registered trademark of Australia and in 2019 Siona began stocking products in Foodland supermarkets across SA. On 16th July 2019, Garden Gypsy opened their first shop front, a "Herb & Oil Shoppe" in Royal Park. In March 2020, she released the increasingly popular BOHO BABY range. As COVID-19 started to affect supply of various hygiene goods, Siona quickly jumped to the rescue and began to manufacture "Alcohol Rub" and was able to supply Foodland and other independent outlets, reaching as far as Millicent and Wudinna. Siona reached out to Trade Minister Simon Birmingham for assistance to speed up the process to access ethanol within SA. With the packaging industry being affected by COVID, packaging was limited, so Siona set up a "refill station" at the Shoppe, so people could bring their own packaging and still be able to access a sanitizer. She was also featured in the Advertiser newspaper for this innovation (image below).
Today, Garden Gypsy products can be found in 16 locations across SA and is beginning to gather serious interest in California. She is also working on an innovative project which aims to decrease landfill and increase infant hygiene.
"Siona is a kind-hearted individual and this is reflected in her range.
It's not just about beauty - it's about your well-being..."
"We could easily put our products in fancy packaging and double the RRP to make it look more professional, but that's not ethical practice as far as we're concerned. We want to reach ALL socio-economic demographics. It's the less financially secure people who need us the most, and we don't expect them to pay a fortune just because we decided to spend extra on packaging. It's the ingredients that matter...not the printing."
- Siona Glasson
No matter what skin condition, health condition, or embarrassing issue you may have, Garden Gypsy is here to help! Our goal is to grow nationally and internationally so everyone can access affordable, natural health solutions.
WE ARE AFFORDABLE, INFORMATIVE, EFFECTIVE AND CREATIVE
We believe in providing simple, affordable solutions so individuals can successfully manage their skin at home WITHOUT STEROIDS. Too many practitioners are quick to "treat" skin conditions with topical steroids, anti-fungals or basic moisturizers which only help short term. We strive for long term results. We believe in giving you the TOOLS and CORRECT INFORMATION in order to move forward with your health.
5 BASIC PRINCIPLES:
1. IDENTIFY the cause
2. SUPPORT the inside
3. RELIEVE the outside
4. FLUSH OUT toxins
5. RESTORE BALANCE & HARMONY
- Formulated by a Herbalist
- All Ingredients and Packaging is Sourced Within Australia
- 100% South Australian Made and Owned
- Remedies with Organic, Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Adelaide Hills
- Carefully Selected Ingredients for Sensitive Skin Types and Allergies
- Novelty "health tips" available on most labels
- No Sulphates, SLE's, Parabens or Petrochemicals
- No Artificial Colours or Fragrances
- BPA Free Packaging
- Environmentally Friendly & Sustainable
HONESTY - INTEGRITY - EDUCATION - BALANCE - SYNERGY - TRANSPARENCY