Ahead of the workshops, we sat down with Kat and got the down-low on her beautiful brand, her morning rituals, and some of her favourite things about Perth.
Pressed: Tell us about the philosophy behind your brand?
Kat: Clean Slate is all about simplicity, from the way you use the products to the ingredients in each bottle. We like to abide by three overriding philosophies:
I think the main thing that people need to understand about our brand is that we aren’t natural, cruelty free and vegan because it’s a fashionable thing to be. We’re all of those things because you simply don’t need to be anything else to make amazing skincare that actually works. We’ve proven there is no need to have synthetic ingredients, fillers and artificial fragrances, so why would we? And also why should anyone expect anything less in a quality product?
Tell us about your morning ritual...
Ahhh the mornings. I’m a big fan of that snooze button. We usually get acquainted a few too many times in the mornings but once I’m up I’m good to go. Then I’ll head out for a run, followed by breakfast in my garden. I’m giving veganism a good go at the moment but it’s proving harder than I thought! At the moment my go-to is a herbal tea and some homemade hummus on toast. Then I’m straight into work.
What are some of the local businesses in Perth that you admire?
Willow & the Bowerbird: These guys are my go-to place for a little retail therapy regardless of what I'm after. They have such a thoughtfully curated range of products and everywhere you look you find something you want.
ILKA: A local fashion brand based in Mt Hawthorn that I love. I pretty much live in their wildflower t-shirt.
La Paleta: I love these guys; I think the idea is awesome. Who doesn't love ice cream, especially when it's made form local produce and by the awesome Ami.
When you need to restore the balance, what's your go-to?
Running. Without it I might loose my mind a little I think. It’s the one time of the day that my mind slows down and I don’t think. Running a small business is chaotic and I’ve usually got a million things going on in my mind at once so this is my chance to take a break from that. There’s something about the rhythm of it and of course the endorphins afterwards.
If I have more time, a hike at Serpentine Falls is another favourite.
What's your favourite place for a weekend get-away?
I have a friend with a beautiful bush property in Margs and going down there is just like total escapism. It’s so peaceful. We spend the day walking around the property, reading by the lake and having big group cook-ups using produce from his veggie garden.
Sounds like heaven! Finally, what's your favourite Pressed Earth brew?
It would have to be Autumn Nuts. It’s just so damn tasty. It’s also creamy and it's filling which I love. It’s get this warm and comforting feeling from it.
Thanks Kat, see you in store!
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Autumn is the ultimate season in Perth - the sting of summer has gone and left behind warm sunny days and cool crisp evenings. It relieves us from a long, sunburnt state of mind and brings with it a sense of relief and a time for healing and nourishment.
Here's how we're making the most of this glorious season at Pressed Earth:
Autumn is a sensory month, where we crave a connection to nature. The depth of colour in the landscape, the rustle of the leaves and the smell of damp earth in the morning calls us outdoors to explore our great state of WA.
In search of this sensory connection we’re travelling south through the apple orchards of Donnybrook, to the forests of Pemberton. In town, we stop in to Paddock Pop Up Cafe for supplies and coffee from Southern Roasting Co en route to the Southern Forests.
The region's National Parks offer an abundance of spectacular and quietly beautiful spots to stretch the legs or stop and recharge. We're hitting the trails - there is something deeply humbling and grounding about walking beneath a forest that is hundreds of years old. If adrenaline is more your thing, there's some extreme tree-climbing to be had!
For dining, Foragers is our pick for truly local, seasonal fare (they're speakin' our language). The menu changes weekly according to what's best and fresh locally.
The cooler autumn days offer no better time to explore so gather your nearest and dearest, pack the car snacks and hit the road!
The autumn harvest is a bounty of colour, flavour and variety. It offers a mix of cooling late summer produce like watermelon, rockmelon and cucumber, and warming, earthy autumn/winter veg like pumpkin and squash. Autumn also provides the beautiful but short-season jewels like pomegranate and figs.
Our autumn range is based around the seasonal harvest to ensure we press the freshest and best produce daily. Pressing seasonally also means we can source locally - to reduce our food miles and support other local businesses in our community.
Because our juices are straight-up cold-pressed produce, with absolutely no additives or preservatives, the colour and taste varies depending on the produce of the day. Maybe your Strawberry Fields is pale pink colour today? It's because the strawberries were extra large, or the royal gala apples had a paler blush. Variety is what you get with real food! We don't add any colour or flavour stabilisers (like ascorbic acid) to our brews - what you see is what you get.
The change of season is a perfect time to cleanse. As we transition from late summer heat into cooler weather, we cleanse to rebalance both the body and mind. The body; by eliminating toxins and giving our digestive system a much-needed break, and the mind; by resetting unhealthy eating habits that may have crept in over summer.
We also cleanse in autumn to prepare for colder months ahead and strengthen our immune system against the dreaded cold and flu season. A cleanse provides an abundance of easily-absorbed essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that boost our immunity.
Each season we introduce a new cleanse, tailored to support, repair and restore our bodies according to the season. Our autumn seasonal cleanse include immunity-boosting sources of Vitamin C (mandarin, lemon, orange) and Vitamin A (carrot), and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory superheros turmeric and ginger. Our autumn cleanse also includes autumn nuts for protein – essential for building healthy immune cells.
Our autumn cleanse features (shown above L-R):
You can order your cleanse online here. We can deliver it to your door or you can collect it in-store. If you are outside the specified delivery areas on our website please contact us and we can arrange something for you.
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This week we’re excited to introduce a brand-spanking-new line up of tasty food offerings at our Claremont shop.
Sadly we’re saying goodbye to our friends at Nood, who have kept our ’tummies full to the brim with their nourishing meals and snacks. Nikki and the Nood team are focusing on growing the Nood empire and working on some other exciting projects – we can’t wait to see what’s next and we’ll be popping into the Leederville Cafe for our Nood fix!
To keep the hangry vibes at bay, we’ve filled the PE fridge with all kinds of new goodies to go with our complete range of daily cold-pressed juices.
If you’re after a breaky on the go, we’ve got crunch pots and granola from Coastal Crunch and a range of healthy loaves from Honest Goods Co., including Paleo(ish) Banana Bread, Paleo Pumpkin Bread and Coconut Bread and for this week...their special Veg & Feta Loaf. Grab a slice along with one of our dairy and caffeine free almond mylk lattes and there’s your morning, sorted.
When lunchtime hunger pains are calling, the nutrition-packed lunch boxes from Wholistically Healthy and Food Graffiti are the go. Balanced, wholefood meals made locally with fresh seasonal ingredients with plenty of vegan as well as non-v options to go around.
For the all day snacker, we have delicious morsels on offer from Perth local dessert wizards The Sugarless Bakery and Crunchbox. With sugarless, gluten and dairy free, vegan and raw options, we’ve got your healthy indulgence covered.
Over the coming weeks we will be introducing to you the fresh faces of the brains behind the food collection, come on down next time you’re in Claremont and try something from the new menu – we can’t wait to see you!Find out more
We've got a bunch of new things on offer at the Claremont store for this greatly anticipated season of summer sunshine. We've starting making the most deliciously fresh, ice cold slushies which go down a treat after being on the beach all day. Our farmers have had a bumper crop of oranges and watermelon this season so you can find both of those juicy fruits on the slushies menu... a squeeze of lime, a sprig of mint... it just doesn't get more fresh and more local than that! Our slushies are pure, freshly pressed straight up juice - low in calories and no nasties. It will hit the spot and be sure to cool you right now.
Our very popular range of dairy and caffeine free lattes, made from our home made, small batch cold pressed almond milk, have been turned into something more fitting for the warmer weather... iced lattes are now an option if you would like something a bit cooler for your internal system.
Our store is open from 7am - 4pm Monday to Friday and 8am - to 4pm on a Saturday.
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Why does Spring Cleansing make us feel our best?
We want to go into summer with a “Spring” in our step don’t we? Sluggishness and fatigue are never attractive to anyone, ourselves included. In every cell of your body you have a little energy-producing powerhouse called the mitochondria that produce ATP molecules (energy units). Cleansing enhances energy greatly eliminating the build up of toxins that slow down mitochondrial function.
2. Optimum Gut and Liver Function
They say that the gut is the seat of health and its true. A strong and healthy gut lining with an abundance of friendly bacteria allows you to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from your food, protects your system from absorbing undigested food molecules, toxic wastes and pathogens (as would occur in a weak gut lining or ‘leaky gut syndrome’), which will keep your immune system balanced and your energy levels high.
3. Weight Loss
With the warmer weather approaching, baring more skin becomes necessary and we may value feeling more confident in a bathing suit. Who doesn’t want to look better naked? Cleansing stimulates weight loss as toxins stored in fat-soluble cells melt away. There is no need for that protective layer of body fat that accompanies toxicity and elevated stress. That’s why weight loss is always that magic bonus on a cleansing program.
Colds and flus are almost a given in winter. If you have taken a round of antibiotics during these months then it is very likely that your balance of good bacteria has been outweighed by unfriendly and pathogenic bacteria. When your immune system is fighting these pathogens your energy can’t go into making more energy, but rather ends up depleted. A good cleanse will weed out the bad bacteria, seed in the good bacteria, and completely restore your gut microflora to its correct ratios for optimum health and energy production.
5. Glowing Skin
Because toxins and their by-products are harmful chemicals that may affect cellular hydration, the appearance of blemishes can be seen, along with fine lines and wrinkles, facial puffiness, acne, blemishes, clogged pores, and poor skin colour and tone. Cleansing may increase the radiant appearance of skin, and along with its powerful hydration effect from consuming more water than you may normally; your skin may look dewy, fresh, youthful and radiant again.
With the lack of sunlight, vitamin D and melatonin in the darker winter months our moods can get out of balance, and we may resort to stimulants such as alcohol and caffeine to pep up our mood enhancing neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. Cleansing may aid balance in the body and by providing it with healthy foods and herbs to support eliminations and detoxification and removing the stimulants you may feel a sense of calmness, naturally.
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We love the change of the seasons, it brings something new, and for us, it means creating recipes and enjoying the new seasonal produce mother nature has provided. On the health front it's a time when we slip out of hibernation and give our mind and body a good spring clean. Over winter we all seem to overindulge more and put on that extra layer of insulation or body fat to protect us from those icy outdoors.
This spring we’re introducing a cleanse with juices that pack a vitamin punch, are delicious and have a quirky twist.
Each of the juices serves a unique purpose to help you restore and cleanse. To have a look at our full range of spring juices head here or feel free to pop into our Claremont store and have a taste.
Happy spring-cleansing folks!
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Most of us need a cuppa to get going in the morning, whether that's a weak, milky tea or a strong, black coffee. We know caffeine isn't great for us in excess, but the boost of a hot drink is too much to resist when you wake up bleary-eyed and feeling less-than-ready for the day ahead! We've got just the thing for you. A range of delicious dairy and caffeine alternatives made with our very own, small batch, cold pressed almond milk.
Blue Majik | E3 Live Blue Majik Aquabotanical, lemon, coconut, cayenne
The striking concoction is brewed by slowly combining active blue algae with ginger and lemon, then dousing the brew with a blend of frothy home made almond mylk and coconut mylk - finishing with a sprinkle of dehydrated beetroot powder. Blue Majik is a proprietary 100% Certified Organic, and chemical free extract of Spirulina, a Nutrient Dense AquaBotanical™. Its stunning blue pigment contains both C-Phycocyanin and non-PC compounds. This drink supports mind and body balance, and the immune, nervous, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.
Beetroot Latte | mesquite, ginger, cinnamon, organic beetroot powder
Beetroot fibre has been shown to increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the body, as well as increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells. Beets are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid, essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract.
Turmeric Latte | Natures Harvest blend of turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chilli, vanilla, black pepper
It’s the perfect warming pick-me-up. Cinnamon increases awareness and vitality while reducing fatigue. Cardamom is a mood elevator and detoxifies the body. Ginger, chilli and black pepper help stimulate and support the digestive system, as well as being great at helping overcome sugar cravings.
Matcha Latte | ceremonial grade matcha powder, agave
Made from a powder, this jade green tea not only looks amazing, it’s great for your body too. It is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, boosts metabolism and burns calories.
Hot Cacao | cacao, sea salt, dates, almond mylk
This isn’t your regular hot chocolate. By substituting cocoa powder for raw cacao powder, this delicious drink has a significant amount of antioxidants and minerals plus it will boost your mood.
So why not try switching out at least one cup of tea or coffee a day - or be brave and make it your morning one - for one of these beverages? Let us know your favourites!Find out more