Our Story


Aotearooad was founded in 2016 by two women who wanted to make a change to the ever-increasing presence of plastic on supermarket shelves.  They are both passionately connected to the ocean and dreamed of creating alternatives for everyday products in home compostable planet-friendly packaging.   

Vanessa and Monica found a gap in the market for affordable paper compostable packaging in the health and beauty category.  No product ticked the sustainability box of being NZ made, plastic-free, compostable, 100% natural, affordable, user friendly, and most importantly effective.  


Aotearoad's goal is to bring ecologically sound products into every household.  We offer affordable and fair-priced natural products without compromising on the packaging or ingredients.

Together we are challenging the beauty world by creating quality for a fraction of the cost of other competing brands so they can be accessible to more people. 


In New Zealand, we are a Gold Sponsor of LegaSea and donate 5c for every tube sold to the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin.  Helping to keep these amazing birds from extinction. 

Aotearoad is a member of the Sustainable Business Network and NZTE. 

We donate to charities including, Women's Refuge, Salvation Army & City Mission.  We have joined a native tree planting organisation and are committed to planting hundreds of trees every year.