"I’m a big believer in pampering your skin at home and making it a ritual. Not just a routine"

FOUNDER ~ JANELLE CHANGUION

The woman behind the masks

I’m Janelle, the founder of Green + Bare.

I’m a mum of three who works from home in Western Australia, and I’m on a mission to help other mamas carve out time for themselves and treat skincare as self-care, not just an afterthought or another thing they “have to do.”

That was me for years. I’ve struggled with anxiety and “rushing woman syndrome” and was always putting work and everyone else’s needs before my own. When my husband and I found out we were pregnant again (pretty soon after having our third child), I had no idea how I was going to juggle four kids and my graphic design business. I love my family, but, man, I was already exhausted!

Fast forward 21 weeks, and we lost our baby girl.

I was devastated and really started to withdraw. With the help of my counselor, I realised I was putting on this mask and pretending to be a strong, independent woman, when really I was struggling. And neglecting myself.

I began a journey of making time for me. I didn’t wanna go for a run – I mean, that’s good for me and all, but it’s not really something I look forward to, you know? I knew my “me time” had to be fun, creative, simple, and instantly rewarding.

One thing I did to take my mind off everything was help my friend with his soap and candle making business. Before I knew it, I was spending my evenings (after the kids finally passed out) messing around with ingredients in my kitchen.

Something funny happened. I was actually enjoying myself. And taking time for me.

My anxiety decreased, and I felt happier and so much more relaxed. I’d created this special, ritualistic routine that was mine – all mine! It wasn’t rushed. It wasn’t a chore. I thought, “There’s something here!”

So I completed my studies in natural skincare as it was super important that I learned more about the ingredients, and what they could do for my skin, and how to create effective formulations. Eventually, I began making my own products that helped me to make a conscious effort to take some time out.

And that’s what we’re all about here, so stick around if you want to add some mask magic (and a bit more happiness and calm) to your life!⁠

I so need that. Where do I start?

Ready to get your hands dirty and your face clean?

Our Yellow Clay Mask is especially perfect for those feel-good vibes.

OUR INGREDIENTS

We sell masks but we’re not into hiding behind them!

Click below to get the low-down on all our skin-loving ingredients

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