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We are delighted to introduce the latest member of the Bestow family – Bestow Berry Beautiful. This colourful super-food booster contains berry and fruit powders which offer an abundant feast of anti-oxidants to protect skin from the ageing affects of free-radicals.

Berry Beautiful also contains a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, iodine and potassium. It is a powerful source of polyphenols and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients for health and wellbeing.

With a beautiful pink/purple colour and zingy berry flavour, Berry Beautiful provides a delicious, nutritious boost for everyday beauty, energy, protection and vitality.



janine-tait-circle01These days, it’s hard to imagine life without laptops, tablets and mobiles. But it was really only around ten years ago that these technologies became commonplace. I remember this time well because I was very alarmed by the amount of radiation we were suddenly exposed to.

I knew that radiation increased the amount of free-radicals we came in contact with and I knew that free-radicals eroded health and damaged skin. They break down collagen and speed up the ageing process.

My first instinct was to try and limit my exposure to technology. But the fact is, that running a business, even a wellness business, requires me to be around technology all the time. I soon realised I was not going to be able to significantly limit my exposure to free-radicals.


I needed a different approach. I decided to protect my body by increasing my anti-oxidant levels. Anti-oxidants are incredibly valuable compounds which neutralise free-radicals in the body. If I couldn’t limit the free-radicals, at least I could take in more anti-oxidants!

Berry Beautiful is my delicious solution to the problem of the free-radical exposure we have in our modern lives. It provides a super-anti-oxidant booster which empowers your body to protect itself from damage.


Did you know that the more bright and colourful fruits are the more anti-oxidants they contain? This is why berries are a brilliant source of anti-oxidants and why they form the base of Bestow Berry Beautiful.

BLACKCURRANTS contain high concentrations of anthocyanins, polyphenols, anti-oxidants and other bioactives. They have shown to be beneficial for the cardiovascular system, immune system, eye health, brain and gut health and kidney health.

BLUEBERRIES are high in anthocyanins, the colourful anti-oxidant pigments that give many foods their wonderful shades of blue, purple, and red. Anthocyanins are powerful protection against freeradicals and have an anti-inflammatory affect on the body.

CAMU-CAMU are a cherry sized berry from the Amazon which contain more vitamin C than any other food on the planet. They also contain carotenoids which protect your collagen fibres and other important skin structures from free-radical damage.

ACAI BERRIES are said to have the most anti-oxidants of any food on earth. They are also rich in healthy fats and dietary fibre and are believed to help control appetite hormones, increase energy, prevent heart disease and help with many metabolic functions.


can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia and inflammation. They have even been shown to provide anticarcinogenic effects.

BLACK DORIS PLUMS are rich in protective anti-oxidants and are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, folate and vitamin K. The phenols present in plums also help protect the essential fats in the neurons and cell membranes from free-radical damage.

CHIA-SEED FLOUR provides a gentle and nutritious source of soluble fibre to support clear skin through healthy bowel functioning. Chia is also a great source of omega-3 for healthy skin and zinc for healing.
Kelp grows in the ocean and provides a rich source of bioavailable minerals. It is also high in iodine which is vital for proper thyroid functioning and for maintaining a healthy weight.

Bestow Berry Beautiful has been produced in New Zealand and is Certified Organic by AsureQuality – an independent, government approved food certifying agency.


For best results you should take one teaspoon of Bestow Berry Beautiful everyday mixed into food or liquid.

The fresh, zingy flavour of black-currants and other fruits provide a delicious boost to your Bestow smoothie. It can also be mixed in with yoghurt, or simply added to juice or water.

Bestow Berry Beautiful should be stored in a cool, dark place and used within six weeks. It is great for children. We believe it to be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding but it’s always best practice to check with your doctor or midwife.


Make a beautiful breakfast smoothie containing Bestow Berry Beautiful and Bestow Beauty Oil to give you and your children a smart start to the day. These two Bestow super-foods provide the anti-oxidants, fats and proteins needed for optimum brain function and learning.



lisa-van-dykLisa Van Dyk | Gloss Beauty Boutique

It’s a juggle getting two kids out the door on time every morning. I have been guilty of putting everyone else in my family first and have often missed out on breakfast myself. Berry Beautiful has helped me to change that. I have made a conscious effort to make a breakfast smoothie each day to which I add Berry Beautiful and Bestow Beauty Oil. I feel so much better for it and am glad to be doing something for me. I have more energy and know that I am doing my body a favour by having a vitamin C and anti-oxidant boost first thing in the morning.

simone-rose-1Simone Rose | Simone Rose Organic Face & Body

I work hard, train hard and have a daughter with special needs. I need lots of antioxidants to combat the free-radicals and cortisol my body produces and Berry Beautiful is perfect for this. I love it! I have been enjoying the healthy berry yumminess in my breakfast smoothie. I use almond milk, coconut yoghurt, kale, Bestow Beauty Oil, Bestow Beauty Powder, Bestow Cleanse Powder, Berry Beautiful and blueberries. I feel like I am doing my body a favour by giving it this powerful anti-oxidant boost.

jenny-barrowJenny Barrow | Slow & Simple

I love having smoothies all year round so I was so excited to try the new Bestow Berry Beautiful. I quickly realised this was not just another superfood blend but a hero ingredient. For someone like me with a skin that is easily congested, I struggle to find powders or blends to add nutrients to my breakfast without compromising my skin, however I can confidently say that Berry Beautiful only provides my skin with the nutrients it needs and not unwanted congestion! My skin has continued to go from strength to strength with the nutrients it needs being provided daily.

Kylie Vandy | Kylie’s Beauty Clinic
I am totally sold on Bestow Berry Beautiful! It has become my favourite product from the Bestow range and my two children agree with me. For a three week period we had it every morning in our breakfast smoothie, along with Bestow Beauty Oil and Be Cleansed powder. We loved the vibrant berry colour and it really tastes like berries. After five days of using it my skin had a lovely radiance to it and I felt I had more energy. My son is 15 years old and gets the odd pimple on his nose, but during the three weeks he was taking Berry Beautiful he was was pimple free. I will definitely be recommending this product to all my skincare clients.

Luminositea is a blend of organic white and green tea. It has a pale colour and a gentle flavour.

Green tea contains a particular family of antioxidants, which have been scientifically proven to increase the hydration of the upper layers of the skin. This enhances enzyme action and increases natural moisturising factors by three times their normal level.


White Tea is even more amazing! Only the tender young tips of the plant are used are for white tea, meaning it contains everything the green tea contains, but in significantly higher levels.

For these reasons, white tea is particularly useful for anti-aging. It prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin as well as improving hydration.

A supple, hydrated skin reflects the light which gives healthy skin its luminous glow. This is why the blend is called luminositea.

Drink Luminositea in the morning, to help you skin remain hydrated and glowing all day.

These cute but practical tea infusers are just what you need for your Bestow tea collection, perfect for the one cup brew.

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Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil is Janine Tait’s personally selected blend of 12 powerful botanical oils that will nourish, strengthen and protect your skin. Bursting with EFA’s, vitamins and antioxidants, this topical facial oil is a rich booster to add into any skin care regime.


Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil is suitable for most skin types including very sensitive skin. While heavy in consistency, the formulation is non-comedogenic, which means that it won’t block pores or cause pimples. With its nourishing lipids it is particularly beneficial for dry skin and has proved helpful for treating rosacea and dry skin conditions.


janine-tait-circle01Many years ago, when I was a newly qualified therapist I found a book about the therapeutic benefits of plant oils. Despite the fact that I lost it when I moved flats, that book sparked my life-long fascination with these incredible oils. They are beautifully rich in the phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for healthy, glowing skin.

Each oil has its own unique powers and properties. Each one offers its own particular nourishing gift to the skin. Over the years I compiled a list of oils that I was particularly interested in and used them on my own skin. I loved the results.

When people began asking me if they could put ‘Bestow Beauty Oil’ on their face, it got me thinking. The answer, by the way, is most definitely no. Bestow Beauty Oil is a beautiful oil for nourishing the skin from within but the formulation is too heavy to be used topically for any length of time.

Still, the seed had been sown. Why not formulate a concentrated facial oil blend that could nourish the skin topically? I dusted off my ‘honours roll’ of the therapeutic oils I had tried over the years and created a special blend of my 12 favourite oils.

My two personal favourites out of the collection are jojoba oil, which is the closest oil in nature to our skins natural oil and borage oil which repairs the skin barrier faster than anything else I know.

I have wanted to use borage oil for years, but have avoided it because it has a slightly strange fragrance. In Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil we have achieved the perfect blend and I can’t detect the smell at all.

It gives me great pleasure to share Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil with you. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I have enjoyed making it.


_MG_3670The 12 botanical oils I chose for the Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil contain phospholipids and glycolipids, natural constituents of beautiful skin and good water-binding agents, which enhance optimal barrier function.

Individually, each oil has been chosen for a specific reason.
Together these oils form a powerful blend that support skin barrier function, moisture levels and supply many vital nutrients that are needed topically.

1. Argan Oil is touted as ‘liquid gold’ due to its ability to moisturise lack-luster skin. It is high in EFA’s and vitamin E, two key players in helping the skin stay hydrated and preventing further moisture loss.

2. Jojoba Oil is compositionally the closest oil to our own natural sebum and therefore helps strengthen the skin’s protective function. Fun fact: jojoba oil is technically a wax.

3. Avocado Oil is full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, all of which are essential for beautiful skin.

4. Borage Oil is nature’s richest source of gamma linolenic acid, a secondary essential fatty acid, which helps repair the skin barrier faster than any other essential fatty acid. It decreases water loss, helping the skin stay hydrated and flexible. It is rich in vitamins and minerals as well as two important polyphenols; ferulic acid, which is a very effective anti-oxidant that can repair sun and weather induced skin damage and ellagic acid, which reduces collagen destruction.

5. Calendula Oil speeds healing, reduces inflammation and improves epidermal differentiation.

6. Rosehip Oil contains tretinoin, a vitamin A derivative that delays the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration and promotes the increase of collagen and elastin levels.

7. Tamanu Seed Oil has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. It is a most unusual oil because of its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin.

8. Vitamin E Oil is an important antioxidant that protects the more delicate oils in the collection from oxidation.

9. Grapeseed Oil also helps prevent oxidation of the blend but in addition it contributes to skin repair and regeneration.

10. French Lavender Essential Oil has strong skin soothing and healing properties and assists in cooling and calming inflamed skin.

11. Sandalwood Essential Oil is beneficial for many skin types from dry, dehydrated skins to oily skins and acne.

12. Rose Geranium Essential Oil is wonderful for balancing the oil production of the skin making it valuable for treating oily or dry skin and everything in between!


Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil + Soaking Cloth


Our introductory pack gives you everything you need to establish a beautifully nourishing ritual into your regular skincare regime. Soaking your skin before applying the facial oil will dramatically improve the hydration and health of your skin and will ensure your skin is able to truly soak up all the nourishing goodness on offer.



THE RITUAL: Take time for you. Partially fill your hand basin with warm water. Immerse your Bestow Soaking Cloth, wring out excess water and press damp cloth to your face while taking five slow, deep breaths. Repeat this step to ensure your skin is fully hydrated. Apply any toners, mists or serums that you desire. Lock in all that precious moisture by using the tips of your fingers to gently massage 1-2 drops of Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil into your still damp skin. You can then apply your usual moisturiser if you wish. Go into your day or evening with grace and gratitude.
This relaxing ritual is best done two to three times a week or every day if your skin needs extra nourishment and protection. Can be used morning or evenings


_MG_3375-2bBestow Nourishing Facial Oil is packaged in specially crafted MIRON Violet Glass bottles, which prolongs the potency of the oil blend. Plants need sunshine to grow and to activate their vital properties, but once those plant actives are extracted, light becomes damaging. Miron Violet Glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part, which energises rather than decays the oils. In essence, these beautiful deep violet bottles are care for your skin by letting the good light in and keeping the harmful light out.


Alison Wit | Limespa Beauty

circle-aliI love, love, love the Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil! I have never tried a facial oil before and enjoy the fact that it is a thicker consistency compared to other concentrates. It’s a
wonderful product to use in the colder weather as I feel it protects the skin barrier beautifully. I love the earthy smell from all the botanical ingredients. Soaking my skin before using it made it really easy to massage the oil into my skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple and really nourished. I will continue using the oil myself and will definitely recommend it to clients.

Janice Maclean | Janice Maclean Natural Beauty Care
circle-janiceI believe everyone should use a facial oil regularly to nurture their skin. I know I definitely feel a difference in my skin when I do. The Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil is a beautiful oil with a delicate fragrance that penetrates into your skin without leaving an oily residue. It nourishes your skin whilst you sleep. I noticed my skin felt soft and replenished the morning after an evening application. This is a lovely treat for your skin two evenings each week.

Kathryn Overall | Engage Communications

circle-koI am really enjoying the Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil. Every time I massage it into my skin I think of all the botanical goodness it contains and I feel that I am doing myself a real favour! I am working to clear congestion in my skin at the moment and even though the oil feels rich and nourishing it hasn’t caused any breakouts. I have come to really value the skin soaking ritual – the warmth and softness of the cloth against my skin has come to represent self-care as well as skin-care for me. The subtle, sweet fragrance enhances the process and makes this a lovely part of my routine.

Sheryl Nicholson | The Huia Tree

circle-sherylI love how healthy and replenished my skin feels since I began using the Bestow Nourishing Facial Oil. People often remark now on how good my skin looks. Recently, I went away for a few days and forgot to take my oil with me. I really missed it! My skin just didn’t feel the same. I am now in the habit of doing the skin soaking ritual before applying the facial oil every morning and night. It has become an important, integrated part of my routine that I really enjoy. I will happily recommend this product to my friends as I feel that it is important at our age to do the best we can for our skin.

  • July 28, 2016

Green tea has long been considered for the many health benefits it offers. Matcha green tea however is a super strength version that is said to be around ten times more nutritionally dense than regular green tea. This green powder is embedded in the Japanese culture and is delicious as well as being both energising and relaxing at the same time!

Matcha is a great ingredient to team up with our beloved Bestow Beauty Oil. In the granola recipe below we have done just that with the following health benefits.

Bestow Beauty Oil is a wonderful food for skin. It’s your edible cosmetic, making your skin soft, smooth and velvety. Bestow Beauty Oil is able to do this because it contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) that are not only vital for your health but also the beauty and vitality of your skin.

Unlike most fats, your body cannot produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 this is why they are called vitamin F. We have created Bestow Beauty Oil: a blend of organic, unrefined, extra virgin seed oils cold-pressed from flax and golden flax to provide you with a source of these Essential Fatty Acids. Bestow Beauty Oil is a bit like fish oil only better tasting and containing more essential fatty acids for your wellbeing.


RECIPE | Bestow Matcha Granola

Gluten free, dairy free, nut-free option

Dry ingredients
2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if required)
1 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds (substitute for more seeds if nut-free)
1/4 cup sesame seeds (black or white)
1/4 cup chia seeds (black or white)
2 tablespoons Matcha (we recommend
A pinch of salt

Wet ingredients
1/4 cup hulled tahini (this is less bitter than unhulled)
1/4 cup honey or preferred liquid sweetener (a nut butter works also)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 egg whites whisked

Heat oven to 145°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

In a small pan, combine the tahini, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract and heat gently on the stove top until the coconut oil is just melted.

Pour the tahini mixture over the dry ingredients and gently mix until everything is well combined.

Then add the egg whites to the mixture and mix well.

Spread the granola evenly on the baking tray and press firmly so it holds together. Place in the oven for 35 minutes.

Turn the oven off and remove granola from the oven. Using a fork, gently break the granola into clusters. Return the granola to the oven, leaving the door ajar to continue to cook for 30 minutes and harden so it becomes crunchy.

After the 30 minutes take the granola out of the oven to cool completely (it will continue to harden over this time) before packing it into an airtight container. This can be kept in the pantry for up to 2 weeks.

Serve with Dairy free coconut yoghurt, plant based milk, 1 dessertspoon of Bestow Beauty Oil, 1 dessertspoon of almond butter and seasonal fruit.



It helps detoxify
Matcha has a high chlorophyll content, which plays a pivotal role in detoxifying the body. Thus when you consume Matcha it naturally removes chemical toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disruptors from our system, not to mention all those things we may have overindulged in over the summer break!

It helps prevent aging
There are more anti-oxidants in Matcha than any other superfood, blueberries, green veggies or dark chocolate! Because of this it can tremendously improve the health of your skin, helping it fight free radicals and slow the aging process.

It helps enhance concentration
Due to the presence of an amino acid called L-Theanine, chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine are produced in the body. These chemicals improve memory, enhance mood and increase concentration. Matcha makes you happy!

It boosts energy levels
The special combination of nutrients found in Matcha combine to give you a powerful energy boost without any side effects. It is clean and good energy that is released. Most people experience the stimulative effects of consuming Matcha for at least two hours.


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We are delighted to introduce you to the first in our new Bestow Organic Tea Range – two beautifully blended therapeutic teas Luminositea and Eternitea.

Luminositea and Eternitea will support healthy skin from within and the Bestow ‘Time for Me’ Tea Ritual we invite you to embrace, will further enhance your personal wellness journey.


janine-tait-2016I used to be addicted to coffee. It was hard on my nervous system and I knew my body didn’t respond well to it. Giving up coffee was a gift I gave to my body and I have never looked back.

I have since enjoyed exploring the colourful and therapeutic world of herbal teas. A simple tea-break can give you an extra boost of anti-oxidants, calm and relax you, cleanse the body or give you a burst of energy. It all depends which tea you choose.

At Bestow, we gather to drink herbal tea together each morning and afternoon. We take turns making it, getting out our vintage china and serving tea on a silver tray. It is a beautiful ritual which gives us a joyful pause in our busy day. Nutritionally, it is a great opportunity to hydrate and get some added vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.


It was important to me to know that we were all drinking quality organic tea so that our skin and body received maximum goodness and none of the pesticides and chemicals that can creep into supermarket herbal teas.

The best way to know what we were drinking was to develop our own range – so that’s exactly what we did! We were lucky enough to discover a Sri Lankan company with established organic tea plantations. I visited them in January. The people there are even more passionate about tea than we are!

The tea plantation is biodynamic and full of life with organic cattle providing compost, wild camphor in the hedgerows as a source of organic spray and the rich fragrance of tea leaves, basil and rosemary in the air.

Back home in New Zealand, we spent happy hours as a team drinking and researching our favourite therapeutic blends and we are happy to share these first two teas in our range with you.

LUMINOSITEA | Your Morning Glow

 100% Organic White and Green Tea (Camellia Sinesus)

Flavour + Colour

A pale colour and gentle flavour

Therapeutic Benefits

White Tea is an anti-aging tea thanks to anti-inflammatory phytochemicals which help to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.

Green Tea contains a particular type of antioxidant which has been scientifically proven to increase the hydration of the upper layers of the skin, resulting in enhanced enzyme action and increase natural moisturising factors. A moist, hydrated skin reflects the light which gives healthy skin its luminous glow. That is why this blend is called Luminositea!

Best Time of Day
Enjoy Luminositea in the morning to get the stimulating benefit of the low levels of non de-hydrating natural caffeine and to get your morning glow on!

ETERNITEA | Your Anti-Ageing Tea

100% Organic Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa), 100% Organic Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Flavour + Colour

A pretty pink colour and a tangy, fresh flavour with a hint of cinnamon.

Therapeutic Benefits

Hibiscus is a super-tea, containing more anti-oxidants than any other tea. These anti-oxidants help to combat the ageing affects of free-radicals in your body. Do your body a favour and arm it with goodness.

Cinnamon helps to stabilise your blood sugar which is essential for anti-ageing. When blood sugar levels are rocketing around it causes glycation, a process where oxidised sugar attaches to collagen molecules, curling and tangling the fibres. Cinnamon protects your skin by keeping your blood sugar levels sure and steady throughout the afternoon, and your collagen resilient and smooth throughout the years.

Best Time of Day to Drink

Enjoy Eternitea in the afternoon. Instead of putting yourself on a sugar roller coaster at 3pm, drink this sugar stabilising tea and eat a small handful of nuts to sustain you through till dinner time.



What makes a tea-break more than a tea-break?


Intention! A tea on the run only offers you one-half of the benefits. We invite you to embrace the Bestow ‘Time for Me’ Tea Ritual as a way of building mini-retreats into your busy day. This relaxing ritual helps you to introduce a healthy self-care rhythm which is so important in pursuing a life of wellness and wholeness.


Put the kettle on.
* Select a beautiful tea-cup to enjoy your tea in.
* Steep your chosen Bestow Organic Tea in boiling water.
* While you wait for your tea to steep, take 5 slow, deep breaths. Put your hands on your belly and feel your belly rise and fall as you breathe all the way down.
* Sit quietly and sip your tea slowly, savouring this moment of blissful pause.


janine-tait-2016It was very important to me that Bestow teas were not only organic, but were sourced from a supplier that was fair to all of the the people involved in producing it. Many of the workers in tea plantations in third-world countries are poorly paid, and treated like second class citizens. I am pleased to report that the Sri Lankan company who supply our tea operate within a fair-trade business model. This means they pay their workers a living wage, provide housing and make sure they have access to medical services and education. For me it is not about beating the supplier down to get the bottom dollar but paying a fair price for a good quality product that is produced ethically.


robyn-marshallRobyn Marshall | Beautiful Hush

I have never liked the flavour of green tea. Because of this I have so enjoyed drinking the Eternitea, Hibiscus and Cinnamon blend, which is also very high in antioxidants and has a delicious taste! I find it uplifting and the cinnamon definitely helps to stabilise any sugar cravings. I don’t even need to have anything to eat when enjoying this tea. Our clients all loved it and said it shouldn’t be called tea but a refreshing juice! We are looking forward to serving it chilled in our waiting room during the warmer months.

testimonial01Jose Kakebeeke | Beauty With Substance

I am a big tea drinker. I prefer it over water so drink it morning, afternoon and evening. I really enjoy the Bestow Luminostea. It is much milder in taste than other green teas I have tried. This combination so so simple and delicious and the fact that it contains so many anti-oxidants is a real added benefit. Having a cup of tea is a comforting ritual for me, as well as a thirst quencher. If I am stressed or need to have a breather there will always be a cup of tea with it.

testimonial02Ashleigh Scott | Ashleigh Scott Facialist

I have never been a coffee drinker, but I do occasionally enjoy a cup of herbal tea. Especially in winter there’s nothing better than sitting down at the end of a busy day with a nice warming cup. It helps me relax and sets me up to have a good night’s sleep. I love that these teas have been carefully curated to ensure maximum health benefits, so I know I am doing something good for my skin and body. We have been serving both Luminositea and Eternitea to our clients for the last couple of weeks and have had amazing feedback. Our clients can’t wait to get their hands on a tin themselves!

  • June 2, 2016