Our Story

Aotearoad was founded mid-way through 2016, by Monica Budd and Vanessa Farrington, two mums who wanted to make a change to the ever-increasing presence of plastic, chemical-laden goods on supermarket shelves.


We quickly realised there was a gap in the market for affordable paper compostable packaging in health and beauty aisles and online. No products existed that ticked the sustainability box of being NZ Made, plastic-free, 100% natural, affordable, and most importantly effective.


What set Aotearoad apart from other natural beauty companies is their affordable pricing for everyday New Zealanders, combined with biodegradable, compostable, plastic-free packing and being made in New Zealand, makes Aotearoad the right choice for your home and family. 


We strive on being NZ MADE, Natural, Organic, Ethical and Sustainable with a name you can trust.  Again the most important part of what we are trying to do is to bring ecologically sound products into the average household.  We cannot change the world if only the wealthy can afford to buy eco products so we strive to have the best pricing for natural deodorants and other personal care products in compostable paper tubes available in the market throughout New Zealand.