I didn’t always care about natural, certified organic formulas. In fact, I wasn’t a conscious consumer in the food I ate or the products I used on my body and in my home - until I got sick in 2014. Everything comes into question when we fall ill – I had to rethink my lifestyle and everything in it, and whilst I was in the process of sifting through the ingredients of the products I used daily, I was horrified to see the toxins in the fake tans I was lathering on my skin every day.
I started looking for cleaner alternatives and was so discouraged by the limited range of certified toxic-free and organic tan that didn’t compromise on colour. A clean tanning option fast became a non-negotiable for me, and since I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I created Three Warriors.
The Three Warriors product line was made for those who want to maintain a safe and natural looking tan whilst considering the health of their skin, our biggest organ. When sourcing the purest ingredients for the TW organic range, I didn’t need to look further than my own home, pristine Tasmania.
Every plant-derived ingredient has been ethically sourced and purposefully chosen for its skin nourishing properties. Three warriors is the first organic tanning company to give back to social and environmental change, with 10% of all profits donated to Wello Water, a social enterprise facilitating life-changing water projects.
Our retail and professional range is designed for both men and women, with all skin types and skin tones in mind. Borrowed from Mother Nature, Three Warriors is the answer for an organic and ethically conscious tan that feels as good as it looks. Tasmania has theoldest growth rain forests, the purest water, lush olive groves producing organic olives that are hand pressed into the most nourishing oil. Our certified organic Manuka and Leatherwood honey is sourced directly from Hobart and are brilliant for dry skin, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
The meaning behind our name
Growing up, my family and I lost my father when I was only 10 years old. My Mum, my two older sibling and I banned together after his sudden death, and our Mother called the three of us her ‘Three Warriors’. Our name is a tribute to my past, along with the relevance of the term ‘warrior’ that I adopted as a mantra when fighting against my own debilitating illness.
In 2014, I suffered intense daily migraines, high blood pressure, hives, brain fog, short term memory loss, daily anxiety, full body nerve pain and constant, unexplained fatigue. After 4 years of endless visits to doctors and specialists and never ending scans and tests, I was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). This was a result of a build-up of toxins in my body, including very high levels of black mold (Mycotoxin Poisoning) which I was unknowingly exposed to. CIRS is a chronic illness that can take many years to recover from and the journey to recovery hasn’t been easy. As an integral part of my recovery to full health, I decided to change my diet, sourcing the cleanest organic foods and water and cutting out all the crap. These have been the most life-changing and defining challenges of my life, so ‘Three Warriors’ was the only choice when finding our brand identity.
The sentiment behind TW is to listen to your body and take care of it by knowing what you’re putting on your skin and make the change before poor health forces you to.
The models I choose to represent Three Warriors have all had their own health journeys and have come out stronger and more powerful for it. We aim to showcase this through all our imagery, social media, and marketing, as we believe this is what everyone can resonate with.
I want to thank you for taking the plunge to look after your body with us and choosing a safe and healthy alternative to tanning.