Sunday, December 27, 2009


i just got this email from a customer and had to share :)

I and my husband met you at the Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival. I bought
some Olive Oil after you stated it would work on my dogs skin, ( I have
hairless dogs and their skin is pimply and a bit dry).

I must admit I was sceptical and thought there is no way oil could work, I
mean oil gives pimples!!
I just want to thank you as this is the best advice ever for my dogs skin, I
have had emails from around the world as to how there skin is so good, the oil certainly has made a huge difference.

I shall send some pictures as well, please feel free to use them and my
thanks as a testimonial. "

just goes to show its the simple things that work..........
i suggested that she get some good quality extra virgin olive oil.....preferably local west australian to ensure didnt have to be ours....she bought some anyway ;-D

Thursday, December 24, 2009

postman pete

it must be christmas if postman pete looks like this.......safely delivering our supplies to the front gate :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

garden early summer and new camera at last

blue moon

unpruned/unfed icebergs

1 grapefruit

potted figs

by the front door

they really are this colour



mint mint mint

principe borghese

slater food

basil in poo

angustifolia and sheep truck

carciofi i didnt eat

30 kilos not for parrots

Saturday, December 5, 2009

new products in etsy shop

barrier cream For Farmers & Serious Gardeners

Natural Luxurious protective emollients for hands lightly scented with antibacterial essential oils. Also perfect for people who wash their hands often as in nurses! or kitchen workers......(thats me!)

this 120ml glass jar contains:
purified rainwater, extra virgin olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, unprocessed honey, vegetable wax, stearic acid, natural beeswax, natural vitamin E, rosemary leaf extract, palmarosa, lavender and tea tree essential oils.
also available in our bigcartel shop in aussie dollars

The same Gentle everyday cream to moisturise dry faces...
But in a BIG 120 ml jar
Certified organic rose hip oil, rose hydrosol & essential oils of ✿ West Australian ✿ sandalwood & rose geranium.
Rose Hip oil aids cell regeneration and protects from free radical damage and helps maintain healthy skin. Rose Hydrosol to soothe and soften sensitive, dry or mature skin
Sandalwood and Rose Geranium to uplift and calm. Beneficial for dry skin, to balance oily skin and soothe sensitive skin. Balancing for all types of skin.

✿ our best seller! ✿
also available in our bigcartel shop in aussie dollars

and in case you didnt know already all our PRICES already INCLUDE POSTAGE TO ANYWHERE WITHIN THE EDGES OF OUR 7.69 MILLION SQUARE KILOMETRES : )
australia that is !!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

15% off sale selected products

15% OFF our three bestselling ITEMS FOR ETSY HOLIDAY SALE !!!

rose hip cream
beautiful skin cream
rose hydrosol
and you also still get postage included within australia:)
this sale is in our ETSY shop only

and in case you didnt know already all our PRICES already INCLUDE POSTAGE TO ANYWHERE WITHIN THE EDGES OF OUR 7.69 MILLION SQUARE KILOMETRES : )
australia that is !!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

we will be there

East Fremantle Festival on George Street 2009

The Town of East Fremantle will once again host the East Fremantle Festival on George Street on Sunday 6 December from 1:00pm until 7:00pm.
This year's Festival will have a carnival atmosphere with live music, delicious food, market stalls, street entertainment and much more.
The East Fremantle Festival will cater for the young and the young at heart. There will be something for everyone from kids, to mums and dads, through to grandmas and grandpas.
To entertain the kids there will be free carnival rides, baby farm animals, face painting, roving entertainers and more. Teens will have their open space this year to hang out in - the ‘Chill Out Tent for Teens".
The ‘grown ups' can browse the artisan market, with over 75 stalls featuring work created by talented artists, craft practitioners, designers and gourmet producers.
This year's artisan market will be full of unique, expertly crafted desirables made by talented local artists. There will be handmade jewellery, clothing, hand bags and purses, textiles, glassware, cards, paintings, soaps and candles, natural skincare, photography, preserves, olive oils and much more.
Many businesses in George Street will be open and local community groups will also be showcasing their services and/or products at the festival.
There will be two stages at the festival and expressions of interest are still being sought from local performers who are interested in performing at the festival.
The East Fremantle Festival will bring a new vibrancy to George Street, with an abundance of colour, loads of noise and a buzz of people.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

tranquillita is in a treasurywest by vanillapixie

treasury west until sunday 13

thanks carley from
vanillapixie for including me in your georgeous treasury

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a real shop :)

opening soon.....!

yes................we have been very absent :(
but................we have been very busy.....:)
making stock
going to ikea
driving around the south west
still going to markets in the rain and frost :(

hopefully next week from the 27th august you will be able to find us @

shop 2 naturaliste forum (iga complex)
42 dunn bay road
dunsborough 6281

when we know the new phone number we will let you know

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Etsy Finds: Serenity Now!

i am flattered...............................
the lovely
Emily Bidwell has featured tranquillita rose hydrosol in her Serenity Now article in The Storque

so its blatant self promotion :D....................

Softening, soothing rose hydrosol. Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and/or mature. Use as a toner or as a moisturising,uplifting mist any time.
Hydrosols are the condensation that is collected during the steam distillation process used to extract essential oils.

this bottle contains 100% unadulterated certified organic rose hydrosol (no added preservative....or anything else!!)

Certification: (10186P) Australian Certified Organic (ACO) & United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

good news story

refugee turning heads in the film industry

this interview was screened on western australia's ABC tv 'stateline' a few weeks ago. i am posting it here as i am very proud to know one of the brothers in the story :)

Monday, May 25, 2009


neices are cute :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

pencil illustrations from a past life

Haliotis scalaris

about the author of the book Australian Marine Shells
that these illustrations were done for :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

rosebuds and almonds

ive been dying to use the rosebuds i bought recently and have come up with a few ideas....this face scrub being one....i have been trying it out for a week or so and am very happy with the leaves velvety skin, smells like roses, i have added rose geranium essential oil too and is suitable for everyday use for all skin types, there is good old fashioned oatmeal that is well known for its soothing and cleansing properties so its a great soap replacement,

available in my bigcartel and etsy shops soon when i work out how to put labels on without hiding the gorgeous layers that i couldnt resist trying and how much it will be because its not a quick way to fill bottles.............:) perhaps there will be a giveaway when i get organised

Sunday, May 10, 2009

and now for something completely different

its cloudy today for the first time in weeks.....still no rain though....which is just as well because i am repainting the lines in the supermarket carpark ! they havent been done for about seven years.......we did them the first time, in my other life as a painter, houses not pictures :) below is a lime wash (that i made from scratch) in progress on a friends antique shop.....i specialised in making things look old and crappy :)

and antiques.... this is a before shot of late 19th C gilt console just had all the yucky paint stripped off and now its ready to have all its missing bits rebuilt with plaster and gesso then regilded.

....anyway...lines are not really visible anymore. i will be making use of my barrier cream for my hands, rose hip cream for my face and lip balm for my lips ! to protect me from the elements :) maybe i will have a photo at the end of the day ?..................................yep

GASP !!! got blue paint on my redback steelcaps from holding down the cardboard stencil...these are the best most comfortable steelcap work boots i have ever owned...made in sydney ! only my second pair since 1998 and they get worn all winter in the kitchen, collecting/chopping firewood, making retaining walls for vegie garden from wandoo railway sleepers (40kg), etc etc etc, they have saved my toes a million times

watched this
Snow Leopard: Beyond The Myth
on iView ABC online TV

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


morsø is back in was 1 degree C at 7 am and i have splinters from the axe handle.
olive oil goes cloudy (fatty acids) below 7 degrees so when i am in the back section of the 'shed' where we store it all, its easy to tell when i should light the fire this time of could spell the end for my still productive tomatoes :(


i am mucking around with some new ingredients and packaging

the crash test dummies are in action

Monday, May 4, 2009

roby lakatos

i have all his cds..... hearing him on abc classic fm today prompted me to post these and be astonished ..... :) his band is pretty cool too! must be my omas gypsy blood surfacing in me :)

his mo is outrageous :).......roma rule !!
first is BRAHMS like youve never heard before from a japanese tv show

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

grand opening sale

finally got nearly everything listed in our new bigcartel shop
so we are offering free shipping anywhere in australia when you purchase any 2 products....or more :)
Here are a few you might not have seen before

All made with our extra virgin olive oil, cocoa butter, carnauba wax and beeswax base in a 15ml glass jar
Sweet lips Soothing, healing salve for lips
honey, essential oils of peppermint, lavender and tea tree
Cocoa balm Comfort food for lips
With Lindt 85% dark chocolate
Blackbutt Lip balm With unprocessed blackbutt honey (Eucalyptus patens)
Jarrah Lip balm With unprocessed jarrah honey (Eucalyptus marginata)

huge spiced block for blokes.........can be cut into smaller pieces in your kitchen!
measures approx. 20mm X 95mm x 95mm and weighs around 170gm
We make our bar soap from 93% West Australian extra virgin olive oil, a little castor oil for lather, beeswax, essential oils and clays.
cinnamon leaf, clove, patchouli, cedarwood, sweet orange, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, red clay

For Farmers & Serious Gardeners Natural Luxurious protective emollients for hands lightly scented with antibacterial essential oils. Also perfect for people who wash their hands often- nurses! or kitchen workers......(thats me!)

Rose Hip Oil aids cell regeneration, helps to reduce pigmentation, raised scars and stretch marks & it protects from free radical damage. It contains high levels of essential fatty acids oleic, linoleic and linolenic, which help maintain healthy skin, is anti-inflammatory & protects from allergens and toxins. A natural source of trans-retinoic acid (vitamin A).

we use it in our rose hip cream! you only need a few drops at most if using neat! some of our customers also add it themselves to our other products!

this 10ml glass bottle contains: 100% certified organic rose hip oil (Rosa canina) ACO 10186 P

Naturally fermented in salt and water, olives are an ideal table or bar snack with natural flavours imparted by the pickling process. Include in salads, tapas and antipasto or on their own.
Green olives Oregano
olives, salt, rainwater, white wine vinegar, oregano, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.
Green olives Chilli
olives, salt, rainwater, white wine vinegar, chilli, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.
Kalamata Chilli
olives, rainwater, salt, red wine vinegar, garlic, chilli, extra virgin olive oil.
kalamata cabernet
olives, rainwater, salt, red wine, red wine vinegar, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.

A delicious blend of nuts and spices. a traditional middle eastern breakfast. Toast in a dry pan to enhance flavours in spices then Dip fresh bread into extra virgin olive oil then into dukkah.
Chickpeas, sesame seeds, coriander, almonds, cumin, paprika, tumeric, hazelnuts, garlic, sea salt, may include peanuts.

sesame seeds, chickpeas, mixed nuts including peanuts, coriander, cumin, paprika, garlic, chilli, sea salt.