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Founder of Ethical Essence, Marion Christian


Ethical Essence originated from a desire to create a 100% natural skincare range that not only offers healthy, sustainably sourced, and high-quality ingredients, but also supports women and families in remote communities.

After years of using big brand skincare, I had growing concerns about the lack of transparency of organisation’s supply chains, as well as the use of harsh chemicals and the negative effects it was having on women. Through discussions with other women, I learnt I was not alone in this, with women wanting to be informed about what they were using in their current skincare routines and where the ingredients were sourced in order to make a conscious choice when purchasing natural skincare.


And so, Ethical Essence was born along with our ‘Kindred Women’ community. I hope this inspires you to join the movement to make a change in the skincare industry.


Marion Christian

Ethical Essence Kindred Women Community


After years of relying on popular skincare brands, Marion the Founder of Ethical Essence, began to have concerns of the lack of transparency in these companies’ supply chains, the use of harsh chemicals, and the adverse effects these products had on women.

Through conversations with other women, Marion discovered that she was not alone in her concerns. Women wanted to be informed about what they were using in their current skincare routines and where the ingredients were sourced, in order to make a conscious choice when purchasing natural skincare.

And so, the Ethical Essence skincare range was born along with its Kindred Women community. Kindred Women share the same ideals and passion towards natural skincare, fair trade, community and sustainability.

The journey of our skin is a significant aspect of our lives, and this community serves as an open platform for discussing and sharing knowledge about this journey. It emphasises the importance of making conscientious decisions that benefit both communities and the environment whilst achieving ageless beauty.

Transparency is at the heart of everything we do at Ethical Essence. Our products are hand-blended in Perth, Western Australia using only the highest quality botanicals, oils, cocoa and shea butters, mineral-rich clays, and healing essential oils, whilst supporting the communities and land where these ingredients originate.


Our purpose is to create a value chain that makes a difference in people’s lives. From the harvesters to the crafters all the way to the women who enjoy using the end products.


How we choose to purchase can and should make positive impacts on society and be an effective steward of the environment.

Our Impact


We are very proud that the Australian Sandalwood in our Brighten Facial Serum, Nourish Moisturiser and Glow Facial Elixir comes from Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils.

As a 50% Indigenous owned business, Dutjahn distils oil from Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) trees managed to preserve this ancient species for generations to come.

Their United Nations Equator Prize winning supply chain fuses renewable, plantation-grown trees with wild wood sustainably-collected by Aboriginal communities on ancestral lands. This oil is distilled with care to ensure the highest standards of quality, ethics and sustainability.

For more than 60,000 years, Western Desert Aboriginal people have used Dutjahn (sandalwood) in sacred ceremonies and for medicinal purposes to soothe and heal the skin (anti-inflammatory) and to calm the mind (relaxation).

By using Dutjahn Sandalwood Oil, Aboriginal people benefit through profit-share, wood sales and royalties to an independent, Aboriginal-led not for profit that creates bright futures for Aboriginal communities on healthy sandalwood country.

Dutjahn Sandalwood Oil


We are very proud that the Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter in our Revive Himalayan Salt Scrub, Smooth Shea Body Butter and Relieve Magnesium Cream comes from northern Ghana.

A small family-owned business based in Vancouver Island, Canada, Baraka was founded by husband and wife team Gifty Serbeh-Dunn (Ghanaian/Canadian and Wayne Dunn (Canadian/Irish) and born out of the desire to empower the northern Ghana community in which Gifty was born and raised.

Baraka believes that business can and should be a force for good, integrating social value, business value and environmental stewardship. The women who make Baraka Shea Butter do everything by hand, using age-old techniques passed down through generations.

Living on the edge of the Sahara with its dry, harsh conditions meant their face, hands, and skin were battered daily by sun, sand and heat. Centuries of practice has taught them how to extract every bit of goodness from the shea nut.

Every time anyone purchases Baraka Shea Butter they have a direct impact on the women, families and communities in northern Ghana.

Baraka Shea Butter
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