…creating fun from the simplest of things made for a very rich and natural upbringing…
Blessed with an upbringing in some of West Australia’s most incredible, raw and natural environments, I build my life with my (often bare) feet gentle on our earth.
Along with my gorgeous sister Carmel, who now heads up the Eastern States arm of Verissima, we were raised throughout the Northwest, Western Australia on Main Roads camps. Our Dad helped build the linking roads between tiny towns in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
In summer, our swimming pool was makeshift and filled up by the water truck.
We thrived in the red dirt and spinifex, with glimpses of wild bulls in the distance and Mum always starting another home grown veggie patch.
My Tonka trucks were real graders and dozers. Making mud pies with Carmel and creating our own fun from the simplest of things made for a very rich upbringing.
I truly believe our capability to shape an affinity with the land is imperative for our ability to thrive. We’re provided for medicinally and culinary by the land around us. In addition, there’s something about digging a little deeper and opening our understanding about what to do with what we find that changes the way we think, how we feel, what we know.
My heart is with the land, which is one of the reasons we purchased Booka Farm when our family was young.
So we can teach the next generation through our journey of discovering how to best care for the land on which we live.
I think I’ve always known that the food we eat and the products we put in and on ourselves are intertwined. Throughout my life, I’ve not only learned about how to best feed and heal our bodies with wholefoods but I’ve always been aware of the traditional preparation of bush tucker, and how our land’s traditional owners used nature to heal. It saddens me that so many people first try a chemist for relief when really we should be looking at the root cause.
It’s a lifelong ingrained lesson of back to basics, genuine care, truth telling, and heart that I brought to Verissima when I purchased the successful, established business in 1999. After bearing my first child and trying to find natural products to use on my baby I became furious about companies who promised natural products without the intention of following through. I found Verissima Natural Skincare and never looked back. These products helped my family so much that when Verissima Natural Skincare was up for sale, I put my money where my mouth was and brought the business. Can not get more dedicated (or crazy) than that!
I hand craft every single product, here on the farm, with integrity and careful thought for your families wellbeing.
Verissima products come from the heart, rather than the hard sell.
I use my business success to heal and educate, and return on investment is a clientele that’s healthier while treating the land gently.