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Melbourne Made ASPAR products – support local


What does it mean to support local? What does it mean to reduce the product production mileage?

It allows more jobs to stay on our shores; it allows our beautiful native ingredients to be incorporated in our products; and it educates Australians about the sourced rich ingredients that are readily available right in front of us.

We are all familiar with the term Australian Made. It is an iconic symbol that instils a trustworthy, loyal notion that consumers can connect to. It is a symbol found on product packaging that makes us feel patriotic to the beautiful country that we live in. Imagine if we could be more specific and further reduce the miles a product travels during the course of product production cycle.

Carolyn Creswell, is the owner of Carman’s Muesli. Carman’s Muesli has been proudly Melbourne Made and owned for over 20 years! “I am really proud to be a Melbournian and to live in this incredible city. I am even more proud to have our range made here in our green and clean city and to be able to support Australian jobs. And I’m super proud to export our locally made products to 32 countries. What a lucky country we live in!”

Melbourne Made takes precise product production mileage to the next level. ASPAR products are Melbourne Made and owned – and are proud representatives of the Melbourne Made movement. All of the ASPAR products are formulated around different areas of Melbourne.

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Reasons to SMILE (and laugh)



Peace begins with a smile – Mother Teresa.

Smiling it is the most natural and universal expression in the world. As a baby the first sign of joy and recognition we express is a blissful gummy smile.

People who smile more and report general feelings of happiness, tend to be healthier and live longer lives.

Smiling releases serotonin and dopamine in our bodies, which makes us feel happy and connected to ourselves and others. But it also stimulates the immune system and gives you a radiant attractive glow.

So the question is.. what makes You smile?


Aurora Spa wins the Luxury Spa Awards!

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Aurora Spa has been named the Continent Winner: Luxury Hotel Spa at the 2016 Luxury Spa Awards in Switzerland!

“We are incredibly grateful and appreciative of the recent announcement of Aurora Spa being the continent winner for the best luxury hotel spa.  At Aurora we have always been inspired by the heritage and history of the European spa culture and we have always bench marked ourselves on other truly inspiring global spas, and to know we have been recognised internationally for our commitment and work is like a dream come true.  Thank you so much to our wonderful clients that give Aurora the heart, and the staff that give it the soul, together we thrive.  All of our incredibly talented committed, loyal and dedicated staff, you make us so proud and together our Aurora family continues to flourish.” Lyndall Mitchell – Founder of Aurora Spa.

To book your award winning treatment at Aurora Spa please go to or phone 03 9536 1130 (Melbourne) 07 5532 6464 (Queensland). We look forward to welcoming you to our spa.

MEDITATION… Which style is for you?

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds.

The harvest will bring either flowers or weeds.

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There is an abundance of meditation awareness in today’s society. Many of us do it regularly, some occasionally, and some feel overwhelmed by the prospect and think ‘I just can’t do it’!

Some of the earliest written records of meditation come from the traditions of  Hindu Vedantism, Taoist China and Buddhist India around 1500 BC. It is an ancient form of attaining relaxation and bliss and now we have styles to make it even easier to implement into your busy lifestyle.

The beautiful truth is that there are multiple ways in which you can enter a state of meditation and contemplation, a deeply relaxed state of body and mind, and achieve a state of happiness, calmness and deep inner connection.

Try one or all of these styles and enjoy the long lasting benefits meditation will bring to your state of mind and wellbeing:

  1. Smiling Meditation  

A simple, effective and perfect way to begin your meditation journey.

Use this technique to begin your day or numerous times throughout the day to boost your energy, happiness and sense of calm.

Sit or stand comfortably, close your eyes, take three deep breaths, breathing out long slow breaths. SMILE with your whole face and eyes. Smiling triggers endorphin’s and serotonin, which are natural painkillers and antidepressants.

Continue focusing on your slow breathing and gently smiling.

Notice the subtle or strong sensations that smiling shifts within you.

Approach this meditation joyfully :)

Duration 1 to 5 minutes.


Have you met Rosemary?


“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember!”



 Rosmarinus Officinalis, predominately known as Rosemary, is one of the world’s most popular and common herbs that is grown in suburban gardens and is used in many kitchens. Rosemary is best known for adding immense fragrance and flavour to dishes such as, roasted potatoes and slow cooked lamb. What many people are unaware of is the benefits that these delicious twigs provide to our entire body. Rosemary for many centuries has been used to relieve headaches and to ease muscular pain and tension.

ASPAR products contain rosemary extract as a key active ingredient due to its potency and effectiveness. The essential oil from the rosemary is extracted and formulated into an oil blend that is used in the Rosemary & Clove Thermal Balm and in the Olive Leaf Replenishing Hair Masque.  The Rosemary & Clove Thermal Balm is ideal to apply to affected tight, stressed muscles to help relieve tension and discomfort. This product is designed to ease and sooth the tight areas whilst clearing the mind. The Olive Leaf Replenishing Hair Masque also contains Rosemary extract. This powerful extract has the ability to strengthen the hair and nourish the scalp. 

To find out more about these Rosemary infused ASPAR products go to

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