The Grampians Goods Co
"Hi! I’m Amanda, founder and creator of The Grampians Goods Co. My journey began back in 2016 when, tired of purchasing candles scented with overpowering and headache-inducing synthetic fragrances and frustrated with the lack of natural, eco-friendly alternatives available, I had the idea to start making my own Aromatherapy Candles scented using only 100% pure essential oils.
Although it began with a range of hand poured candles made with a plant-based blend of eco-friendly soy wax and bespoke, 100% pure essential oil blends, my vision was much bigger! I wanted to ultimately build a brand that would provide a supported, collaborative creative space and a launchpad for other like-minded makers & artisans locally and around the world; a platform where people could shop online for all sorts of soulfully made or thoughtfully curated authentic products and gifts that told a story and provided a point of connection to something deeper.
I also wanted to create a vehicle through which to celebrate and represent the lifestyle here in the Grampians and rural Australia; to create a connection to that through sensory products like aromatherapy candles, skincare made with locally-sourced ingredients and home wares that tell story about where we live, our surroundings and our environment.
I hope that these thoughtfully created and curated products act as a conduit, inspiring you in the simplest of moments, transporting you to a place, a scent, a memory, every time you light a Grampians Goods Co. candle, snuggle in a tartan wool blanket, or nurture yourself with clean skincare.
I hope that they evoke in you feelings of joy and a sense of adventure; that they act as a way for you to share stories of the rugged landscape, the rich heritage, the local produce and producers, and the spirit of the artisan.
Whilst remaining true to my original vision with collections of thoughtfully curated homewares, bath & body products and handcrafted goods, The Grampians Goods Co. continues to evolve through various collaborations with other artists, artisans and producers who draw inspiration from the majestic wonder of the natural world, the adventure spirit and the magic of creating something with their bare hands."