Meet The Founders
It was only natural that Fleur Whelligan and Kim Morrison should one day produce their own Aromatherapy and Skin Care range.
With over 40 years combined experience in Aromatherapy, this dynamic duo also have backgrounds in the beauty and health industries, which led them to meet 18 years ago. Since then they have published 5 books, 2 audios and a number of eBooks aimed at educating and inspiring women. Their latest book ‘Like Chocolate for Women’ hitting the bestseller list after just 3 months in Australia.
Their message is simple ‘self-care is not selfish – it’s essential’, therefore offering women natural, simple and effective tools to use to achieve this, was the next obvious step. In November 2009 Kim and Fleur released their 100% natural, chemical free range called Twenty8. After extensive research they managed to create a range that delivers exceptional results to the skin while embracing the user with the therapeutic properties of organic essential oils, therefore the result is more of an wholistic approach, treating physically and emotionally at the same time.
“We have proudly endorsed a number of special brands over the years as we spread our message of self-care, and we always dreamed of one day having our own range. We have each listened for over 20 years to what women were looking for when it came to their self-care, we know they often struggle to find the time and money when it comes to doing something for them, we know they want something easy to use, with quick and simple strategies to call on throughout their day, women also want brands they can trust, not only to deliver results but in the integrity of the ingredients they use. We listened to all of that and from this Twenty8 was born.”
The name Twenty8 is quite significant for the pair, and as they explain it is just a number that keeps on coming up:
“We have always taught it takes 28 days to form a new positive habit. It also takes 28 days for new skin cells to reach the surface of your skin. 28 also works with the cycles and rhythms of nature such as the moon, tides and your own woman’s cycle. When we looked at Biorhythmic cycles – the 3 natural human cycles – we discovered that our Physical cycle is every 23 days, our Intellectual cycle is every 33 days, but our Emotional cycle is every 28 days, and it is our emotional cycles which are greatly influenced by the use of essential oils and Aromatherapy."
"But what really clinched it for us was on the day we registered the business name and website Twenty8.com we were in Perth and decided to turn on the news before we headed out. The first words we heard were “Good morning – it’s the 28th of the 8th 2008” It was then we knew we had it right!”
“Our focus now is to continue to develop the highest quality 100% natural chemical free products that support women’s emotional, spiritual and physical health, while at the same time draw us back to nature – for it is in nature that we can truly restore balance again. Whilst there is no such thing as 'anti-aging' we can reverse the signs of aging and reduce stresses on the skin. The Twenty8 skincare range is an extension of the aromatherapy range. Using all of the revered qualities of the highest grade essential oils, and certain combinations of these oils is what makes the products beautiful, effective and superior. Applying the products onto damp skin is another reason why Twenty8 is such amazing value for money. Highly concentrated ingredients means less is best. Being a natural range of course we can at times have variances. However we believe in our products so much we offer a money back guarantee. If you are not happy you just need to email us or call us and we will see to it that you are looked after.”
Twenty8 is creating a lot of interest in Australia and overseas, and the results are speaking for themselves. Kim and Fleur are constantly receiving emails on how their book Like chocolate for Women and the Twenty8 products are changing lives. They call themselves professional reminders, as what they teach isn’t necessarily new, the benefits of using Essential oils has been documented for thousands of years, but it is the way they say it that is resonating with thousands of women everywhere, as it is a message we all need to be reminded of - when we take the time to look after ourselves so that we feel great, then we have so much more to give to others!