On a farm based in Deans Marsh in the foothills of the Otway Ranges, a mother had an epiphany; she did not love her professional job of 34 years, her children did not like their paper round jobs, she wanted more for herself and for her family so the time had come to try something a bit different…Hot Chilli Mama was born!

Hot Chilli Mama is a small family business that was created as a way for Sue (Hot Chilli Mama) to combine her love of chilli with a desire to help her two children learn the value of work and money. Starting in 2017, Sue and family carved off a section of their existing small beef farm and created a dedicated chilli patch. They made a commitment to look after their land, to never take more than it can give, to grow everything organically and to use recycled materials where possible. This means that their chillis are grown in rich, healthy soil that is free from synthetic fertilisers and insecticides.

All of the chillis used in Hot Chilli Mama products are grown by the family, on the farm and guaranteed no additives, colours or artificial preservatives. They grow their own chillis to guarantee only the freshest and finest quality chillis go into their products…and what a range of products they have! Their range includes sauces, jams, oils, pickles, chutneys, salts and even confectionery. Their sauces have also been winning awards, with one Gold and three Silver medals awarded at the 2019 Australian Food Awards. There is something for everyone from Hot Chilli Mama.

Not only do they grow their own chillies, the Hot Chilli Family also create their own recipes, make the products and bottle them at home. It is a one stop shop that guarantees chillis of the highest quality and products that are made with passion and a dedication to balancing heat and flavour. Buying their products is supporting our local producers.

Hot Chilli Mama repeatedly states that it is all about the chillis! Let her introduce you to a variety of chilli products that will have your mouth watering, your taste buds tingling, your heart pumping and your body feeling good!

Jen XX

In today’s climate, customers want local, they want Australian owned, they want connection…this is where Pure Asense comes in. Pure Asense owner, Kamie, always wanted to own her own business but she needed one that she could not only connect with but that would also enable her to connect to customers as well. She wanted a business with a sense of purpose. When she discovered Pure Asense she knew she had found what she was looking for.

As a single mum working as a probation and parole officer, Kamie began suffering anxiety. This worsened when her then 4 year old daughter broke her femur and due to the trauma of the experience also suffered anxiety. Kamie needed to find a way to help the both of them. This is when she delved into the beautiful, natural, healing world of essential oils. Kamie found that when anxiety started to creep in, she would inhale certain essential oils and that would offer immediate relief for both herself and her daughter. She wanted to share this experience and help others so decided to embark on her journey with Pure Asense.

There were already numerous essential oil companies in the Australian market so Kamie needed to come up with something that would set Pure Asense apart. She knew the Pure Asense perfumes and blends that had been developed in Australia were special and that customers would love them, but what could she offer that was different? Kamie began creating jewellery using lava and gem stones. The lava stones absorb oil and diffuse it all day while the gem stones also have healing qualities. Creating this jewellery was not only therapeutic for Kamie but provided a way for her customers to enjoy the benefits of essential oils all day long. She had found her way to break into the essential oil market that she loved and that had helped her so much.

What Kamie loves most about this business is talking to customers and hearing their stories of how her products have helped them. Helped with sleep, helped with dreaming, helped with relieving anxiety and a range of other conditions. Hearing these stories and connecting with people is why Kamie does what she does. It gives her a sense of purpose, just as her oils, her jewellery and her business have a sense of purpose. Pure Asense perfumes are designed to enable you to feel the way you want to feel so why not try some for yourself today!

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