Belinda Everingham lives and works in Bondi, Australia, right near the waves of the iconic Bondi Beach. A love of scent, combined with a desire to create beautiful, natural alternatives to household cleaning and washing products, motivated Belinda to create BONDI WASH. She also recognised the potential to showcase Australia’s native flora to the world through creating products based on their wonderful scents and properties.
About 5 years ago Belinda stopped using commercial cleaning products as they were giving her headaches and instead started cleaning with diluted eucalyptus oil. However eucalyptus on its own doesn’t smell great, nor did the other natural cleaning products available. She also found that many of the so called ‘natural’ products contain ingredients that are not so nice. She wanted products that were genuinely all-natural but also looked good, smelt good and importantly, were effective.
That’s when the idea for Bondi Wash started brewing, but the real the inspiration for BONDI WASH came when reading the novel, Perfume by Patrick Suskind, set in Paris and the South of France. The story is based on the premise that scents are very powerful and can change lives. Why not make washing pleasurable through infusing products with delightful scents? And just as the French have done so well, why not bring some of the most beautiful Australian bush oils and extracts to the world through creating products for the home that people love?
Introducing Belinda Everingham Founder of Bondi Wash..
Love of scent, Australian natives and natural ingredients
Ocean swimming, modern art, travel
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS
Inspired by the quality and fragrance of Australian native plants – and wanting to find more natural alternatives to household products
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST MISSCONCEPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH, GREEN LIVING & SUSTAINABLIITY
Labelling laws are so weak – anyone can use the words natural or organic and because ingredient listings are so hard to understand, they get away with it
YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN AUSTRALIAN BUSH OILS. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THESE OILS. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO USE THEM
Australian bush oils have very strong anti-bacterial powers as well as beautiful scents. They are perfect as a natural alternative to conventional cleaners
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BONDI WASH PRODUCTS
Our Bench Sprays – they add a little pleasure to daily life, they work really well and they transform a chore into something quite enjoyable
HERE AT HUMAN WELLNESS WE BELIEVE THAT EVEN THE SMALLEST STEP TOWARDS POSITIVE CHANGE CAN HAVE A SIGNIFICAT IMPACT ON THE PLANET. WHAT ARE SOME SMALL CHANGES THAT WE CAN ALL MAKE TO ENCOURAGE A HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Buy less and buy quality that will last
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR BONDI WASH
We are slowly expanding into new markets. We have our bottles in Canada, we launch in Hong Kong in November and have a few other coutries we are exploring right now.
DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL MANTRA
I wouldn’t call it a mantra but I do try to go with the flow – life can take you on interesting detours if you are open to them
YOUR PERFECT DAY LOOKS LIKE
A day of scent testing and new product development.
BOOK / FILM RECCOMENDATION
Thrive by Arianna Huffington – with a simple but important message about shifting our society beyond striving for money and power
FAVOURITE CAFE / RESTAURANT
Panama House Bondi
Lord Howe Island – So untouched and beautiful
THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF
People treated each other with more kindness and respect
Thanks Belinda for sharing more about yourself and Bondi Wash with the Human Wellness Community!!! XO
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