Empowering you to create a better environment—Empowering amazing sustainable projects around us
Our journey began in March 2015…
Our common love for the Mediterranean, food and entrepreneurship led us to start a passion driven adventure with a strong focus on Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). EVOO was the underdog in what seemed to be a market saturated with butter (pun intended), and the emerging trend of coconut and other nut oils. We were on a mission to raise awareness of EVOO and its amazing health benefits!
We took many fun and educational road trips all over Australia to visit EVOO production sites, participated in EVOO industry events and even got certified in EVOO tasting. We also met producers of olive oil-based skincare who really inspired us. By now, you probably understand why our products contain high amounts of olive goodness!
We had strong connections in the Australian olive industry, so we started thinking about how we could bring these connections, our knowledge of EVOO, and our professional skills in engineering and sales to create something unique that we could be proud of.
One thing we did not expect to find was the high amount of waste product generated from olive oil production, such as the olive stones and pruned olive tree leaves. We started researching how we could repurpose and recycle this waste, and found that a lot of the health properties found in EVOO were also active in the olive stone and the olive tree leaves. We saw the opportunity to up-cycle the byproducts of olive-oil production and create innovative sustainable skincare for the modern conscious consumer.
Our first product was a blend of powdered olive tree leaves, finely ground olive stone and powdered olive leaf extract, to make a powerful dry antioxidant exfoliator/scrub that was fully natural, safe for us and our environment. We decided that Ocean Deep would operate as a social enterprise, with a goal to inspire positive-impact and create pathways to sustainable living. Ocean Deep’s tagline ‘Save your skin, Save the ocean’ is a simple concept of using natural eco-friendly products to empower sustainable projects. Profits from each sale are reinvested back into community-driven conservation projects and global initiatives that work towards a sustainable future.
We hope you’ll join us our our journey to discover more sustainable pathways to create skincare, and enjoy using Ocean Deep as a natural alternative that’s safe for you and the environment.
We’re really excited for the future of up-cycled skincare!
O L I V E → I L O V E
From your friends,
Andrea and Zi