August 28, 2020
Meet The Maker: Gabriella Abell
Meet the maker of our new Serenity Face Mist – Gabriella Abell, Founder of Studium Essentials
We love Gab’s holistic approach to skincare. As a naturopath Gab knows that what goes on internally shows externally.
And, given that the skin is our largest organ her obsession with plant wisdom means that her products are toxin-free, effective, and actually good for you.
Of course, we share the same passion for sustainability. Her products are handmade in Australia and come in recyclable glass packaging, delivered in compostable packaging.
For the launch of our collaboration, in conjunction with our latest collection Sunday Somewhere
, below we talk beauty, passion and all things Sunday related with Gab…
WHAT DOES A SUNDAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
Walking to the farmers market to get the week's groceries, cooking up a big breakfast, giving the house a clean & if it’s a nice day getting some sunshine. If I’m not doing that, you can find me working at the shop that I part own with four other amazing, inspiring women - maker store & studio
DESCRIBE THAT SUNDAY FEELING.
Sunday to me is a day to reset, reconnect and reflect. It feels like a collectively ‘slow’ day for all; where you can indulge in that energy and make space for daydreaming.
WHAT WAS THE CATALYST FOR CREATING STUDIUM?
It started with my love for aromatherapy. How scent can help restore, transcend and transport us. I know it’s cliche but it’s true - it only takes me a whiff of jasmine essential oil and I’ll be transported to a balmy summer's night. It’s intoxicating. It started as just perfume and now it’s encompassing skincare too (and more in the future!). I feel very lucky to call this my ‘job’.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
To bring the magic of plants into our everyday lives.
WHAT ARE YOUR DAILY RITUALS TO HELP YOU RELAX, REVIVE & RECHARGE WHEN IT’S NOT A SUNDAY?
Anything to do with water- an ocean dip, an intentional cup of tea or a candlelit bath.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST DISCOVERY ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUE BEAUTY?
That it has nothing to do with how you look on the outside!
NOURISHMENT COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT. YOU ARE DEVOTED TO PLANT TEACHINGS, WISDOM & OFFERINGS – WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE RECIPE TO SUPPORT YOUR OWN NATURAL HEALTH?
For the mind: deep feeling breaths.
For the body: herbal tea of nettle, oatstraw and motherwort.
For the soul: homemade sourdough fresh out of the oven slathered in butter and a sprinkle of flakey sea salt.
YOU KNOW IT’S NOT 100% GOOD FOR YOU,
BUT YOU’RE NOT GIVING IT UP – WHAT IS IT?
Mindless social scrolling and falling into a Youtube vortex.
WHAT’S THE SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR SUNDAY?
Everybody Loves The Sunshine by Roy Ayers Ubiquity.
We also talked to Gab about the magic formula being our Arnhem x Studium Essentials Serenity Face Mist.
The Serenity Face Mist is designed to restore and elevate with a blend of organic hydrosols and essential oils. Hydrosols or floral waters occur as a by-product of essential oil distillation. During essential oil distillation steam is passed through plant matter. Essential oils are light and float on the top, whilst the remaining half is the floral water. Hydrosols are special because they still contain the essence of a plant-like essential oils do, but at a much lower dose, making them ideal for sensitive skin.
Elevate your floral consciousness and mist with reverence over the face and neck area to provide essential hydration to the skin at any time of the day. Serenity Face Mist is great for stressed skin arising from long periods of traveling or time spent in an air-conditioned environment. You can also use it to help remove makeup, or simply mist over bed linen before sleep.
Our special formula has a low dose of essential oils to avoid conflict with sensitive skin.
Ingredients: Rose Hydrosol*, Sandalwood Hydrosol*, Witch Hazel* (low alcohol),
Essential Oils of Frankincense Resin, Rose Damask Absolute & Geranium Leaf, Radish Root Filtrate.
Discover the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils in Serenity.
One of the greatest restorers of the nervous system to induce clarity and calm thanks to its chemical makeup, which is high sesquiterpenes; known to stimulate the limbic brain in a deeply relaxing and nourishing manner. Frankincense has been used since time immemorial; from Egyptian pharaohs to medieval France, to the Bible. Its ability to quieten mental chatter and help lead us to a meditative state makes it ideal for spiritual practices, or simply to unwind after a long day.
Rose, the restorer of the heart that reigns supreme amongst any other flower used in perfumery. Rose oil is exceptional for regenerating and restoring skin cells, making it ideal for all skin types. Rose is the essence for self-love and feminine embodiment; bringing comfort, confidence, and restoration, so we can face the world with our heart on our sleeves.
A sweet, floral scent with fresh citrus and spicy undernotes; Geranium leaf is known to have a centering yet liberating effect on the body. It will help to loosen the shackles from the analytical mind to make room for imagination, intuition, and sensory experiences. Geranium is also a wonderful healer for sunburn and a welcome companion after a day spent in the sun.