Julie Boundy of Positively Organic Skincare has been nominated for the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards. Presented by The AusMumpreneur Network, the awards celebrate Australian mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. They recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their lifestyle and family.

Boundy and her husband sold everything in 2008, bought a caravan and spent the next three years travelling Australia with their two children whom she home-schooled while on the road. It was while she was in the Northern Territory that an Aboriginal guide spoke about the incredible medicinal benefits from native plants, many of which are still used today. Her inspiration for starting a business was piqued. “I have fair skin and it was always red, itchy and highly sensitive which I discovered was due to chemicals in skincare products,” said Boundy. “I tried many ‘so called’ natural and organic products over the years but couldn’t find anything which I was happy with and that made a noticeable improvement to my skin.”

Once her family settled in Toowoomba, Boundy decided to start formulating plant-based products and noticed a huge improvement in her skin. She now has a successful online business selling her products Australia wide, as well as internationally. Boundy packages her products in Miron glass and ships them in containers made from compostable materials such as sugar cane pulp and corn starch.

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Boundy explains, “I love the flexibility to be able to spend time with my family. I have shown my children that with hard work and persistence you can achieve what you want in life and not to give up when things get tough. I love being able to have my own business, making products that I am so passionate about.”

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