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Our Story

Since 2009 we have been designing and making perfumes with care from our studio in Adelaide, South Australia. We believe that the natural world has given us the tools we need to create the best smelling perfumes possible, and we choose to celebrate this by working with materials that are pure, botanical and cruelty-free. Using all-natural ingredients with at least 80% organic content, they are gentle on both the skin and the environment - as they should be. 

Natural fragrance has the ability to create complex scent profiles that change in depth and character when in contact with skin. This means that when you wear a ONE SEED perfume, you are experiencing a version of that fragrance that is completely individual to you, and we think that’s pretty special.

From blends that are woody to floral, fresh to oriental, we’ve developed a range of nuanced fragrances that appeal to individual scent preferences. To help you discover your favourite scents, we’ve made a sample set of small atomisers with each of our signature blends for you to experiment with.

For individuals or brands who are interested in developing a scent that is wholly personal to them, we can also help you to create a signature fragrance. We offer a Scent Bar online, where you can choose several natural extracts from our perfume library and we blend it just for you. ONE SEED also provides custom fragrance consultations for your brand, and hosts a range of perfume workshops from our Adelaide studio and around Australia. We’d love to meet you.

OUR ETHOS 

“When you know better, you do better.” - Maya Angelou

Our business operates with transparency, honesty and conscious choice at the core of what we do. 

From seed to perfume, we are committed to creating fragrances that are beautiful, functional and true to our values. You can learn more about our  Nothing To Hide policy here. We are passionate about offering perfumes that celebrate nature and improve wellbeing, completely free from any harmful synthetic ingredients.

We’re also mindful of our social responsibility, and so One Seed donates 10% of profits to organisations such as Collective Shout.

We’re so proud to support our local economy by offering products that are made in Australia. We work closely with our suppliers to use ingredients and materials that are ethical and sustainable. Packaging for ONE SEED products is minimal, and all of it is recyclable or reusable.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Liz Cook launched One Seed in 2009 after first building and selling three natural skincare boutiques in South Australia. Liz has been a part of the natural and organic beauty world for over twenty years, formulating natural fragrances for her own brands, as well as for other skincare and wellness brands worldwide. Liz has a passion for organic living and wellness, and, aside from her work with ONE SEED, is also a functional nutritionist and speaker. Liz lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her two kids and three chooks.

Natural perfumes do a lot more than just help you smell amazing and avoid toxins  - they are actually contributing to your sense of wellbeing.  Plant-derived essential oils have been used for centuries as traditional medicine, and recent scientific studies have provided us with some answers as to why and how these plant extracts work to heal our bodies and improve our wellbeing. From helping relieve anxiety and reducing stress, these powerful plant extracts can make a huge difference to your world. 

You may have noticed that your natural perfumes don’t last as long as your synthetic ones. That may feel like the downside of switching to natural, but when you understand why, you may not feel like it’s a downside after all.

There are several forms of phthalates utilised in perfume, the most common being DEP (diethyl phthalate), used as a denaturing agent for alcohol, and as a fixative to hold scent on the skin for longer. Although there has been some action taken in some countries to reduce the extensive use of phthalates (mainly in relation to children’s products), they are still used widely, and continue to pose a serious risk to our health.

Around 1000 chemicals in use worldwide (in many types of products) are classified as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) due to their ability to mimic or block the action of natural hormones and interfere with development and function.

EDCs have been linked to adverse impacts on both the endocrine and nervous systems (which are intimately intertwined), and have been known to alter important animal behaviours by modulating serotonin and dopamine in the body (neurotransmitters which regulate many functions including mood, sleep and cognition), as well as other neurotransmitter pathways.

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