Formally trained as a Landscape Architect, Sharyn Ogg launched natural beauty brand Plant and Share after completing her Herbal Apprenticeship at Phytofarm. “It opened my eyes to the beauty and abundance that is all around us in nature and the name, Plant and Share, was sparked from this.” Ogg has been working with plants since 1998, she covers all the hands-on day-to-day roles from growing the herbs to manufacturing, to distribution and everything in between. “Plant and Share was a natural career progression, given my passion to create simple and fresh skincare products from the garden to nurture and care for the family.”
Organically grown herbal oil infusions form the basis of this carefully handcrafted skincare range. Plant and Share has grown alongside her five-year-old son, and now also her ten-month-old, in the quest to find a safe, simple and effective skincare using organically grown and spray-free ingredients.
Plant and Share’s range showcases 34 types of products, but it all started with their popular Calendula Balm which is simple, effective and remains a great choice for any skin ailments. Today, Pick-N-Mix is her best-seller; a practical gift that is ideal for new mums, bubs, and birthday presents. It is a popular way to try three smaller products before purchasing the regular size. Customers can select three sample-sized products from a range of 17, they also receive a free hand-stamped cotton bag.
Primarily a family-based business, Ogg is grateful for her partner, mother and in-laws for their ongoing support. “I am blessed to have a highly talented apprentice helping me too.
Predominantly stocked in the South Island, Plant and Share are currently responding to growing interest from stockists in the North Island. “The word is spreading!” The team are embarking on their next steps, including running workshops on simple and effective personal herbal skincare. They are also collaborating with other talented locals to offer Plant and Share Pamper Afternoons; where they host reflexology, clairvoyant readings, skincare applications and demonstrations on making simple plant-based smoothies and food.
For more information or to become a stockist, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.plantandshare.co.nz.