If you’re like us and you’re seeing a lot of the same content showing up in your Instagram feed lately, we’ve compiled some of our favourite wellness brands & influencers (both big and small) based around Australia & New Zealand. If you’re into health, wellness and sustainability, you’ll want to check these pages out and give them a follow.
Dr Libby Weaver
The Queen of Women’s Health! Dr Libby is an Australian biochemist who has an abundant knowledge, scientific research and a true desire to help others recover their energy and vitality. Her Instagram page is dedicated to wellness tips, nutrition, healthy recipes, and some pretty interesting information about the human body!
Dr Libby is also an author… so if you want to have all of her incredible information at the ready, we highly recommend ‘Beauty From The Inside Out’ or ‘Women’s Wellness Wisdom’. Both books are packed with valuable information that can help you make better informed decisions about your health and you’ll find some of the information from her books on her Instagram as well.
We have to include a disclaimer with this one… DO NOT FOLLOW if you don’t want to have the most beautiful, colorful, healthy raw treats you’ve ever seen in your entire life showing up in your feed on the regular. OK - now that that’s out of the way, the Raw Kitchen is an Auckland-based cafe who offer plant-based, wholesome and delicious food - think raw cakes & slices, granola, bliss balls, smoothies, soups, and more.
While they don’t offer nutritional advice, we love that they are refined-sugar free and cater to a whole range of dietary needs like vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They give us plenty of #inspo to trade in our afternoon biscuit to something a little less processed and a little higher quality to pair with our cup of tea.
With the world in the state that it’s in, it’s surprising that this page only has 1700 followers. Mindfit is all about sharing tips around mental health and self-care. From practical tips to insightful quotes, you’ll receive a gentle reminder in your feed every few days for you to take care of you.
Mindfit was created by Jess who is studying towards a Masters in Counseling. She has a passion for preventative mental health care and believes that mental health support should be accessible and affordable for everyone. Jess, we are behind you 100%! Go on and give Mindfit a follow!
If you’re a New Zealander, you’re probably no stranger to Nadia - but are you following her on Instagram? Nadia is a New Zealand-based celebrity chef who is all about nude food and regenerative growing practices. Her Instagram is filled with gardening and harvesting tips, cuddly farm animals, and sweet family pics.
We love Nadia’s down-to-earth approach to nutrition and wellness - she keeps it real and relatable while inspiring us to change the way we consume food. For us, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our growing practices at home and on the plantations in Sri Lanka where our teas are grown, and Nadia is a constant source of inspiration.
Jana Macpherson is an Arrowtown-based food & lifestyle blogger. Being Queenstown-based ourselves, we love that she is local and all of the ingredients are easy to find at nearby supermarkets like Countdown. Jana cooks up delicious, nutritious recipes that the whole family love. Be sure to check out some of her lunch-box inspiration and you can’t go past her Passionfruit Mojito Recipe. Jana adds all of her recipes to her link in bio so they are easy for you to find (and cook!).
Ethique all started in 2012 when Brianne (Ethique’s founder) was mixing formulas up in her kitchen at her Christchurch home. Back then, plastic-free wasn't the huge concern that it is for many today. Solid beauty bars weren’t a ‘thing’ and they definitely weren’t available from your local supermarket. Brianne paved the way for female entrepreneurs in New Zealand and really kicked off the plastic-free cosmetics movement.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything they do and all of their ingredients are cruelty free and vegan, palm oil free, ethically and fairly sourced, and are 100% plastic-free. The Ethique Instagram has the perfect mix of ‘how-to’s’, DIY tips like how to make your own fertiliser using a banana peel, product Q&A’s, face-mask recipes, and HELLO edible chocolate body mousse! You’ll want to check this out!
Kate is a self-proclaimed ‘sustainability inspirer’ based in Auckland, New Zealand. She uses her platform to educate her followers around living more sustainably and building sustainable habits. Kate has a great sense of humor and keeps it real with her followers. She speaks at schools, events and workplaces, and partners with sustainable brands to share their work with her followers on Instagram. You won’t find ‘hard sells’ on her feed, which we love! She truly loves the brands that she partners with and ensures that every brand fits with her ethos before she makes any recommendations. Kate’s website is also home to a plethora of useful information - she even has a directory of ethical and sustainable brands you can learn about. If you’re new to creating sustainable habits and don’t know where to start, check out Ethically Kate!
We love learning more about brands and people dedicating their lives to sustainability, so if you have any recommendations for us, we’d love to hear from you! Join us on our Instagram @pickerspocket where we share stories about the origins of our teas, our growers, and our sustainability efforts. See you there!