As a young girl I always marvelled at the power of herbs making special potions under a staircase, my sacred and special space where no time existed, in the motel I grew up in. I still have vivid memories of wild crafting violets and mixing them with water in a bottle. This was a pertinent time looking back as it was Dad who I wanted to drink my potions most and he passed away when I was eight. I guess in my ownway I knew he was sick and wanted to help or heal him.
Born and bred in Daylesford, I enjoyed a bright and a wonderfully free upbringing which has all contributed to who I am today. As a child I was surrounded with a diverse bunch of humans from farmers to hippies yet they all had one common thread amongst them, a respect for the land we share.
Iris Practice products are dedicated to respecting and looking after our planet. Sourcing our ingredients and packaging from smaller business operators where possible in the Central Highlands not only supports our local economy but also hopefully enables more young girls (and boys), to perhaps one day fulfil their childhood dreams just like me in their native surrounds.
The Iris Practice name came from the painting ‘Irises’ by Van Gogh. This was one of my favourite paintings as a teenager featuring one White Iris in a field of purple. Our products resonate with me in a similar way; they are authentic in nature just like the White Iris.
With all of this in mind I find myself here today handcrafting magical and medicinal potions for you and I’m so excited that so many people will get the benefits from them. Each product is made with healing properties and their own unique intention, so when you close your eyes whilst holding the product you may actually see what it does.
I have been dreaming of Iris Practice for the past 15 years and now the time is right for me to bring it to you. I hope you enjoy our products and may you feel the love and care in each.
Stay tuned for more exciting products and developments to come.
Bree Melotte x
Founder and Director
Discover the Difference Nature Makes
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATES
All our products are always responsibly sourced, ethically created and never tested on animals.
All our packaging has the environment at the fore front of our minds. Everything is either bio-degradable or reusable.
If we don't look after the planet who will?
Each and every blend is hand-crafted in small batches to maintain integrity and freshness.
All essential oils and raw materials are impeccably chosen to ensure the highest grade possible.
Never Tested on Animals
An estimated 27,000 animals are still being used for cosmetics testing across the world. This includes the use of mice, rats and rabbits in tests which can cause pain and distress.
This is unacceptable.
Make over the World by committing to using products that are Cruetly free.
As a consumer you have the power to encourage these companies to change their ways. It’s time to take a stand and make sure no new cosmetic products or ingredients are tested on any animal, anywhere in the world!