Health & Wellness

Adelaide skincare brand’s success story leads to artisan boutique empowering SA makers

From creating a skincare brand, to establishing a space that empowers local artisans in SA, Petina “Tina” Walsh has a commitment to empowering South Australians.

From creating a skincare brand inspired by a personal quest to find effective solutions for skin concerns, to establishing a space that uplifts local artisans in SA, Petina “Tina” Walsh has an unwavering commitment to empowering South Australians, and promoting holistic care.

Tina’s ventures include skincare brand OmMade Organic Skincare and not-for-profit organisation OmMade Meet the Maker. OmMade Organic Skincare was launched in 2013 with a simple philosophy: if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. Building on the success of her skincare line, Tina launched OmMade Meet the Maker in 2018, now with three stores in Adelaide, that support artisans in SA.

In April 2024, Tina expanded her business by acquiring Hidden Treasure Tea, combining delicious and therapeutic teas with her natural skincare products. Tina’s journey to launching three ventures showcases a small business success story in SA, highlighting how passion and purpose can drive positive change for both individuals and the community.

We’ve done a deep dive into all three so you can support local entrepreneurs. Read on!

OmMade Organic Skincare

In 2013, Tina founded OmMade Organic Skincare in Adelaide, driven by her own need to find solutions for her skin concerns. After trying to find natural alternatives, she was continuously led astray by confusing marketing techniques. That’s why Tina adopted a philosophy that became the centre of her business: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” This simple principle guided the creation of OmMade Organic Skincare, a line of products that are certified palm oil-free and remain 100% natural, perfect for those with sensitive or problematic skin.

Tina’s dedication to holistic skincare has not only helped to solve her own skin concerns, but also provided effective solutions for many others, building a loyal customer base that values the purity and effectiveness of OmMade’s products.

For more information on OmMade Organic Skincare, click here.

OmMade Meet the Maker

Building on the success of her skincare line, Tina launched OmMade Meet the Maker in 2018 as a registered not-for-profit organisation. This venture was born from a desire to support and empower local artisans and makers in SA, providing a space where people can showcase their unique, handmade products. It has become a cherished destination for those looking for meaningful gifts, offering a wide range of handmade products, including jewellery, candles, natural skincare, and homewares. Each item is crafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that every piece is unique, sustainable, and eco-friendly.

The store is open seven days a week across three locations in Adelaide:
Westfield West Lakes Store: Shop 254/111 W Lakes Blvd, West Lakes SA 5021 (between Coles and Woolworths)
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza Store: 976 North East Road, Modbury SA 5092
Westfield Marion: Shop 10, Level 2 (across from Priceline)

For more information on OmMade Meet the Maker, click here.

Hidden Treasure Tea

In April 2024, Tina expanded her business portfolio even further by acquiring Hidden Treasure Tea. This new venture aligns perfectly with her holistic wellness philosophy, combining delicious, therapeutic teas with OmMade Organic Skincare natural skincare products. Hidden Treasure Tea embodies the naturopathic approach to whole-body care, offering herbal teas that act as natural tonics for the mind, body, and spirit.

Each cup of Hidden Treasure Tea is a ritual that harnesses nature’s remedies to promote optimal health. By introducing and integrating these teas with her skincare line, Tina provides a comprehensive wellness approach for the community that nurtures both inside and out.

For more information on the Hidden Treasure Tea’s, click here.

“Transparency in business is paramount to me, whether it’s about the ingredients in my products or the operations of my collective,” says Petina Walsh.

Tina’s journey in launching these three South Australian ventures highlights the significant impact that passion and purpose can have in creating positive change for both individuals and the community.

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