When it comes to what we put onto our skin and into our bodies, we’ll always opt for natural. Luckily, Vasse Virgin makes it delightfully easy!
This family-owned business uses all natural ingredients to produce their small batch skincare and gourmet food ranges. And best of all, trying them out is a slippery slope straight into indulgence at their award-winning and historic venue in the Barossa. You can test, taste, watch and create, with options to get hands-on in their DIY workshops in perfumery, lip balms (my daughter’s dream day!), olive oil masterclasses and more. They’re perfect for all ages and we guarantee you’ll never look at olive oil the same way again!
Many of us have only considered splashing extra virgin olive oil on our salads or roast veggies. But when you get your mitts on the highest quality form of olive oil, you’ll find it actually comes laden with therapeutic qualities that are a godsend for sensitive skin.
When Vasse Virgin owners Louis and Edwina Scherini’s three young-ins were diagnosed with eczema, soap or shampoo off the shelf became their enemy. And so began their mission to create a soap bar using a traditional cold process method to nurture and rejuvenate their bubbas’ skin.
At the heart of all their products, extra virgin olive oil forms a base ingredient that’s mild and gentle on sensitive skin while offering a little luxe — and who doesn’t deserve a touch of ooh-la-la each day! Add a dab of plant extracts and a trickle of essential oils, and you’ve got yourself a gorgeously pure product, just as nature intended.
Fast forward twenty years down the track and now, we can all enjoy these game-changing products made on site in the Vasse Virgin factories in Seppeltsfield, South Australia, and Wilyabrup, Western Australia — or sample their gourmet food range including olives (of course!), extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and fruit vinaigrettes and a spread of delicious condiments all made by a dedicated chef.
Whether you’re there to treat your skin, your nose or your tummy, the Vasse Virgin team love helping you discover their line-up, and they have the knowhow to customise it to suit a huge range of ailments. Make a day of it and head to the Barossa to get your shine on with a touch of Mama Nature’s magic.