About

About Enviro Naturals and Sandie Matthews

Enviro Naturals was a magic opening for myself back in October 1992. At the time I was a practicing Yoga teacher on the remote West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand running a B&B business as a side-line.

Sandie Matthews
Sandie with her latest granddaughter

We started off with a single product which we still sell : Bug Off – a natural insect repellent. We were blessed at the time to have the help of a creative long-term WWOOFer volunteer who had design and computer skills so we could create the packaging and labels and he also whisked up our company name – Enviro Naturals.

All our early bottles were filled by hand and one time we were lucky enough to have eight WWOOFers helped out by our B&B guests filling bottles all day long ready for a big order. We grew from these humble beginnings and step-by-step added more great natural products.

We now wholesale in NZ and retail online nationally and internationally.

As a young mother in my early 20’s I used yoga to nourish my soul helping me overcome and move beyond my early childhood experiences having lived in foster and orphanage homes.

Sandie MatthewsI still run Enviro Naturals from the West Coast in a small town called Greymouth, and despite my supposed retirement age and being a grandmother, I am still loving the challenges of business and I continue to love supporting people with natural health therapies.