If slowing down and treating yourself is on the agenda, you’ll want to make a beeline for Heartwood Natural Harmony in Cottesloe as soon as possible. Dreamed up by Alex Wilson, whose family owns an Indian sandalwood plantation in Kununurra, Heartwood is a store with a focus on natural skincare and wellbeing, and of course, sandalwood oil.
Not only does it smell incredible, sandalwood is famed for helping with focus, sleep, libido, anxiety and skin brightening and tightening, and it’s Wilson’s passion to bring this superpower oil into the modern age.
And for today you'll have even more reasons to feel good about purchasing from this natural haven because they're flipping the traditional Black Friday on its head and opting for 'Give Back Friday' instead. That's right,100% of all profits will go towards the Cancer Council, a cause very close to owner Alex Wilson's heart.
"We always wanted to provide products and experiences that help people feel good at Heartwood," said Wilson. "As the old adage goes, it feels so good to give."
"After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2019, I was committed to supporting cancer-related charities through Heartwood and Black Friday seemed like the perfect hook to hang our first 'Giving Back' initiative on."
Heartwood’s shopfront and online store stocks everything from their beautiful in-house skincare, wellbeing and fragrance line (featuring incredible sandalwood oil front and centre), as well as natural face, body and hair products, aromatherapy, jewellery and teas. Think everything from serums and tanning products to beautiful rose quartz crystal roller and gua sha sets.
But perhaps our favourite part of the store is the make your own perfume bar. Wilson went to the extra effort of hunting down the most legit tools, natural scents and Australian sugar cane alcohol, and of course more of the Heartwood sustainable sandalwood oil goodness, to create the natural eau de parfum station. Don an apron and become a perfume mixologist as you whip up a blend just for you. Whether you love spicy and woodsy scents or something a little fresh and floral, you’ll walk out of there smelling incredible with a stunning perfume bottle labelled and named by yours truly (hint: spice and rich floral go together like a treat). It makes for a fun outing with your bestie, mum or bridal party… especially when combined with a facial.
Speaking of facials, Heartwood also offers spa treatments that rival the best Perth has to offer. The Heartwood Signature Facial is divine. It’ll send you away completely relaxed and glowing for days. Your face will be treated to lovely natural products from the likes of Sodashi and you’ll enjoy a tension-busting head and shoulder massage as the beautiful oils, serums and masks work their magic. Why not go all out and book a facial with an aromatherapy or tension relief massage?
Special mention goes to the playlist Heartwood are rocking in the treatment rooms. You won’t find any rain sounds here, just cool acoustic covers that lull you into relaxation. You’ll be begging for the Spotify playlist before leaving. Post massage they whisk you out to the chill out area to enjoy herbal tea and homemade bliss balls
We could go on and on about Heartwood Natural Harmony for hours, but the best way to get to know it is in person at their Napoleon Street store. Head down and treat yo’ self, you won’t regret it.
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