Our Story

Hi, we are Madison + Simone,

two mothers dedicated to providing all natural alternatives amidst a chemical and toxin filled world. The two girls you see above are our daughters and our inspiration, Oakley + Islah (Oak + I).

Our name portrays the relationship between nature and us.
Oak = Oakley (8) and also represents the Native Titoki Tree which grows prominently in our area. Many refer to the Titoki tree as New Zealand Oak. I = Islah (6) and us as a human species.

The seed was planted as we sat around the table watching our daughters play and discussing our mutual frustration with not being able to find natural skin care that met our needs. Madison (co-founder) had been suffering from allergies for many years and was ready to cut down the amount of toxins and chemicals in her life. Simone (co-founder) grew up with a father who had a great passion and knowledge of plants and their benefits, so opting for natural products had always been the norm. Wasting no time, we quickly began researching and testing different formulas. Concentrating on making natural and effective products that bring simplicity to a sometimes chaotic life. Choosing to live mindfully and take little steps to ensure the preservation of our beautiful planet for future generations was the push behind being a no waste business.

Oak + I's skin and body products are blended by hand in rural Brunswick, Whanganui. Using carefully selected natural ingredients that reflect our fundamental belief that nature knows best.

We created Oak + I with 3 things in mind

All natural ingredients

New Zealand is abundant with some of the best medicinal plants in the world. We have taken inspiration from traditional Māori practices to develop formulas that highlight our unique Native botanicals. We have packed our products with nutrient rich oils, hydrating plant butters, bioactive natural extracts and none of the chemical nasties

Preserving the earth for future generations

We believe that protecting our beautiful environment is the foundation for sustaining our planet, community and economy. We have made and will continue to make a conscious effort to minimise our carbon footprint. This mindful approach has helped us stick to a no waste regime, by opting for packaging that is either compostable, recyclable or reusable

Simple solutions for busy lives

Balancing life for so many of us is a blend of both satisfaction and stress. We understand time is crucial, which is why we created convenient and targeted products that allow you the time for things you really enjoy, like spending time with family.